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Get it from the library,
This review is from: Dark of Night (Troubleshooters, Book 14) (Hardcover)
Jimmy Nash is reported to be dead and the few Troubleshooters that know he's alive want to keep it that way as they search for the people from his black ops past who want to see him silenced forever. While mourning, Sophia finally makes her choice in geeky spy Dave Malkoff, and Decker moves on to receptionist Tracy who guesses that Nash is alive, thus putting her in danger - so it's off to the safe house for her (though getting there will be a chore).
Brockmann continues the downward spiral that started with the mess that is "Into the Storm," ironically the book that introduced Tracy to the masses as a bit of a scatterbrain. But believe it or not, she and Decker really click as a couple (though she is far too needy and falls in love too easily). I could care less if Sophia chose Dave over Decker; these just are not the same characters or the same level of writing that I have come to love over the years. Gone are the great action sequences and fully-developed characters with a little romance sprinkled in, replaced with too much talking and narrative to move the story along. When Brockmann uses introspection, all her characters sound/think in the same teeny bopper voice. These are grown men, some well over middle age. Her decision to have Decker into BDSM was an interesting direction, but was poorly executed - what few love scenes he had with Tracy were pretty chaste by comparison of other novels she's written. Brockmann - once an auto-buy - is still a definite library loan.
© Tracy Vest, March 2009