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Flash Point Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1992


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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Harpercollins (1992)
  • ASIN: B000HH3WBU
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 4.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,177,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Uninteresting characters and a slow, sloppy plot.
M. F Hardie
If you like action, suspense and some romance you will like this book.
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I love all of Suzanne Brockmann's books and this one was no exception.
Michelle

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48 of 56 people found the following review helpful By Brenda Schmitt on April 7, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Suzanne Brockmann is at the top of my list of favorite romance authors. She ousted Linda Howard from the spot and that's saying a lot. Once I discovered Suzanne as an author, I found and devoured everything she wrote. She is a master of the romantic suspense genre because she always managed the perfect combination of action and romance. In an apparent effort to appeal to a broader audience, Suzanne has cut out half of what made her a favorite of mine - the romance - in her latest outing, "Flashpoint."
Intimate encounters between characters are glossed over, alluded to or, in some cases, skipped entirely. Is it wrong to want details? I certainly don't think so. It's hard to describe, but the love scenes in "Flashpoint" feel like they've been edited nearly to the point of deletion. Having read all of her other books, I know Brockman knows how to write a steamy love scene. So why did she hold back in "Flashpoint?"
I don't know if Flashpoint is a deliberate attempt to move away from being labeled a romance novelist in favor of becoming a suspense author, but what I do know is Brockmann messed with her winning formula and the result is a generic thriller that borders on bland.
I rushed out to buy this book on the day it was released. I won't make the same mistake with her next release. I'll get it from the library before I shell out money.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By JJN-1313 on July 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
7th book in the SEAL Team 16 series.

Hmm...well, what comes to mind to say first about this book is that it was good, if taken simply as a book on it's own, but if you take it as part of a series where 6 books came before it, it was lacking.

Flashpoint begins a new phase in the SEALs series, a serious sharp left hand turn from the previous books. After the events that happened in books 5 & 6, several SEALs and FBI Agents left there jobs - some willingly, some not - and formed a security consultation firm, Troubleshooters Inc (TI). So in this book, instead of being focused on SEAL activity, you have a mission being done by TI. Because of all this, you have not only a new book premise, but also an influx of new characters. All of the main characters in the book were completely new.

The main focus is on Jimmy Nash, a former "Agency" operative who is working for TI now. Then there Tess Bailey, a former "Agency" support staffer who joins TI because she wants to do field work. She and Jimmy had a one night stand 2 months before the book started. Those two, along with a few other agents, have been given an assignment to go to Kazbekistant (fictional country) to retrieve the laptop of an al-Qaeda associate who was killed in a recent earthquake. Once there, they meet Sophia, an American in hiding and in big trouble.

As I said, the book on it's own isn't too bad. The plot was somewhat interesting, and the characters weren't too bad. Tess and Jimmy's romance was fairly decent. On just an overall level, the book kept me reading, but it didn't necessarily have me enthralled.

The problem, though, is that it IS part of a series and Brockmann almost completely disregards everything she set up and did in the previous 6 books. Well, to a certain degree.
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39 of 47 people found the following review helpful By J. Stinson on April 4, 2004
Format: Hardcover
I am a huge fan of Brockmann's, but oh my goodness, I don't think she wrote this installment of the NavySeals. I liked the characters, but their danger and action scenes fell flat for me because of thier behavior and dialog I either wanted to laugh or encourage the terrorists to take them out for violation of good character exchange! I will still read Brockmann because there isn't anyone out there who writes like she does or makes you feel what the characters feel like she does....BUT, I just might have to wait for the next one to hit paperback instead of killing myself to get to the bookstore on the first day of release.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jill Guntur VINE VOICE on December 29, 2005
Format: Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase
I love Suzanne Brockmann! There is no other author that can compell me to read until the ugly hours of the night. This book has been one of my favorites and one of the books I return to again and again.

It may be slightly disconcerting to some Brockmann fans because it introduces all new characters with only a small overlap of familiar "friends". Once I got over that, I loved it. Once I finished it the first time, I re-read it within the month.

Decker and Nash worked for the "agency" until they discovered just how expendable their superiors believed them to be. They left the same night, but not before Nash free falls into a hot, passionate and emotionally frightening night with fresh faced, wholesome, Tess Bailey. Next day, both agents are gone.

Months later, Tess quits her job after realizing she will always be turned down for promotion because she is a woman, and too good at her technogeek computer brilliance. Same day, she is on a plane to meet Tom Paoletti, head of the Troubleshooters, Inc. She walks into an interview and straight into Decker.... and Nash. Rapidly, they find themselves heading to K-stan posing as relief workers after a devastating earthquake. Jimmy Nash is melting down from the inside out. He ran away from Tess because he found he cared and that messed him up. Now he can't run. He has to stay and pretend to be her husband and hope he can keep his hands to himself.

This book is brilliant in dialogue. Her wit is ever present. The description of where they are and what they are doing is so vivid, I feel like I watched it in a movie.

Don't let this experience pass you buy. You will put the book down, half in love with the idea of Jimmy Nash.
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