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Dark of Night (Troubleshooters #14)

4.22 of 5 stars 4.22  ·  rating details  ·  4,083 ratings  ·  251 reviews
Taking on the world's deadliest criminals is what the elite security force Troubleshooters Incorporated does best. But now they face a new and powerful threat from their most lethal enemy yet--a shadowy government outfit known only as The Agency.

For years, operative James Nash has performed ultra-covert "Black Ops" missions for The Agency, but when he decide to walk away f
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Hardcover, 418 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Ballantine (first published January 1st 2009)
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Auntee
Jan 31, 2009 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Romantic Suspense fans
This book started out so-so for me, with a few exceptions (the sweet heat between Dave and Sophia). There was lots of angst and worry over who/why somebody tried to kill Troubleshooter and former Angency Operative Jim Nash, and why the other Troubleshooters were now being targeted. Was it somebody from the Agency from where Nash used to work in black-ops "deleting" people? Why was Dave being targeted too? Could it be someone from Dave's past, and totally unrelated to Nash? Are they somehow conne ...more
jenjn79
Feb 01, 2009 jenjn79 rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series, favorite author
I debated for quite a while about what to say regarding why I didn't like this book. And I pretty much came to the conclusion that it really didn't matter what I said. As I've seen elsewhere on the 'net when it comes to "discussions" about this book, anyone who dares to not like it is most often accused of being narrow-minded and throwing a temper tantrum because the pairings didn't end up the way the reader wanted them too. Which is NOT why I didn't like this book. It IS a factor, but not the d ...more
LibraryLass
Fantastic! First book, in I don't know how long, that I stayed up ALL night to finish it. Got to bed about 4am.

The last couple of SB's books have been a little flat for me. Too much detail I guess when I am just looking for meat in my stories. However, THIS book completely restores my faith in this author. I left this book alone for some time because of all the Dave/Decker hype. I wanted to like (or not) the book on its own merits not because of the "OMG she ends up with HIM" element. Unlike ot
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♡Karlyn P♡
Wow, where to begin?!! This was a hot, intense and thrilling addition to the series. Dark of Night is easily one of my favorites in the series, right along with Over the Edge and Gone Too Far.

I intentionally did not read any of the spoilers prior to reading this book (which was extremely difficult to do!), so I had no idea who the main characters were going to end up with. I wanted to read this book as it was intended to be read, and I am very glad I did. It made for such a thrilling and surpri
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Robin
Game on! This is the book I wished "Into the Fire" had been. There were some spots of ITF that were brilliant, but it was very inconsistent. Dark of Night, on the other hand, is spectacular. I'm not going to write too much here, because almost anything I write would be a spoiler at this point. But, I will say that I had guessed about Decker, and I was so glad I was right. I couldn't be more pleased at that storyline. I had originally wanted the "her" part of that couple to end up with someone el ...more
Tina
Suzanne Brockmann is very much an auto read for me. I especially love her SEAL 16 series and Sam and Alyssa rank as one of my three favorite romance novel couples of all time.

But since the introduction of Decker, Tess, Sophia etc. all in Flashpoint, I haven't had the connection with this second group that I had with the SEAL 16 group (Tom, Kelly, Jules, Stan, Teri, Nils, Max, Gina, Kenny etc.). I actually think Flashpoint was my least favorite of all the books.

But I've plugged along because I li
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Mareli
5 SOLID STARS!!!
WHat a wonderful story! And I bow to SB because, Tracy Shapiro? I so love her!!!!! And Deck? He gained so many stars that he's almost an hero for me.

Even if it's Dave the real hero of this story, that begins whit Jimmy Nash's death and keeps going up and up until the suspence and the action are at the top.

In the end, Dave is ready to sacrifice his life for his Sophia but she gave him some reason to live and he really decided to live!!! I love everything in this book, the team wor
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Hildy (The Book Boss)
This is going to be quick! I LOVED the relationship stuff in this book, even though Brockmann certainly shook things up and I didn't know what the heck was going on at first. By the end, it worked out to my liking. The plot with the Agency lost me. I started to skim in the last half because it wasn't holding my attention. My question now is: Where the heck is Izzy? I need the rest of his story.
Laura
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Wendy
When I found this book I was really excited because I had recently read the story of Deckers partner Nash in Flashpoint. So it fit right in that I should be able to read this one so soon after and find out what happened to Decker and Nash as well.

I really liked this book. I love the way Brockmann writes. She is very creative and includes characters that you learn to love. I fell for Decker in Falshpoint and I loved him more here. He is complicated, but has a real strong sense of right and wrong
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PepperP0t
In Into the Fire, almost everyone thought Jimmy Nash died protecting Tess, Eden, Sophia and Hannah at Hannah's cabin, but a scheme had been concocted to root out corruption in the Agency. While the team is still unwinding from that op and reeling from the loss of a co-worker, Sophia decides to act on Dave's declaration to her. Decker apparently is consoling Tess and Tracey is so much more than meets the eye. I was surprised by one of the new couples but I liked it. As the investigation around Na ...more
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Gail
Read it, loved it, can’t wait for the next one. So, in this one, Decker, who’s been hung up on Sophia, who he met in K-stan (whichever one), discovers that he’s not quite so hung up on her—as does Sophia, who’s been even more in love with him. No, he’s not gay. This other guy, Dave, has been carrying a torch for her forever, and finally, she’s given up on Decker and given Dave his dream come true, (This happened at the end of the previous book, so it is NOT a spoiler--unless you didn't read the ...more
Jill Dunlop
There has been a lot of controversy surrounding Ms. Brockmann's 14th book in her vastly popular Troubleshooter series, Dark of Night. Now I'll be honest, I did not pay attention to all the discussions about this book. I didn't want to read any spoilers, inadvertent or not. Many reviews have been posted and the majority all disclosed spoilers. I hate spoilers. I really do. So, this review will be SPOILER FREE. The only plot summary I will give, will come from the cover blurb on the book.

A very sh
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Mindy Altaqi
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Anne OK
Warning: I was in the Decker/Sophia camp so this book was the biggest disappointment ever! SB has always and probably will always be an auto-read (not auto-buy any longer!) for me. I found myself so emotionally involved in these characters I hardly recognized myself. It's a book for goodness sake, I told myself. Well, after 5 years of waiting for the HEA of characters that were, in my opinion, defined long before this book was written, the book just completely destroyed any hope for me liking it ...more
Jimmyjane
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Sam
Below is the review from my original reading of Feb 2009. Listened to this book this week in anticipation of reading Breaking all the Rules.

This book was so "Game On" for Brockmann. WoW!!!!! I LOVED this book.

It was like going home and visiting with family and friends that you have known forever and catching up with them and finding out what is going on in their lives. Alyssa and Sam with baby Ash, Jules and Robin still going strong, other charcters also make an appearence. Then the 3 main stor
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LaFleurBleue
This book definitely needs to be read following Into the fire, as the story lines are strongly linked. I was surprised by the development in both Tracy and Deck. Though Tracy proving through small things that she's not completely the idiot I was taking her for turned out convincing. And Decker's hidden willingness to also be able to rely on someone else, to let someone else decide and not always be the only one in charge also convinced me.
I really enjoyed how the relationship between Sophia and
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Tara
As I read reviews of this book I couldn't imagine why people were so upset, now that I've read it, I understand, I just don't agree. I very much liked this book. I thought that the fact the what we all assumed was wrong, is actually refreshing. (view spoiler)

I also figured out why so many female characters annoy me, it's partially the female narrator (of the audio books). She has a voice that sounds
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Berta
I never know what to say... I just love these bad ass characters!! Of course it could be a little over-the-top, but whatever. Dave withstanding the shit he went through, and not giving up, and also saving some more lives during his own rescue. LOL! Great stuff! The complete and utter devotion and love he has for Sophia was beautiful but almost too much for me sometimes. I loved the thing about Sophia wanting Dave to be boring and normal, and then when Tracy said he was all James Bond (during the ...more
Book Him Danno
This was a bit over the top...death...hiding in fortresses...watching over your shoulder and faking death...I really thought that this book had way too much going on and not enough story about what I wanted to know about. I really enjoyed the first few of the series, but then they kind of went down hill. I wish she could have kept up the pace with the first few and kept it up then I would have loved this series all the way through.
Jennifer
This was only okay for me. I mean, it's Suzanne Brockmann so it's better than your average romance, but there was something missing. I think as Brockmann has gotten more and more suspense oriented, her focus on one strong intense romance has lessened. I like it when she has the one strong, strong romance. This just felt like it was lacking the love part of the book because it was spread through three couples.
Carly
Dave is a dick. Sophia deserves better. Nash is also pretty terrible. That being said, Tracy was awesome. I like her and Decker. And any book with Jules Cassidy (and Robin and Sam and Alyssa) is a good book. Plus, explosions, stabbings, shootings, and all the other fun, ridiculous spec-ops stuff.
Cynfully Sweet
it starts of slow but picks up... all the different couples are a little hard to keep track of, but still interesting. Dave by far is my favorite character- there's just something sexy about going from safe and geeky to dangerous and "James Bond" like lol
Lisa ~ Books Are My Drugs ~
So. I was never really crazy about Sophia/Decker to begin with. I always felt like Decker was being a douche about his guilty feelings because if anyone sexually molested anyone, it was Sophia molesting him. Not him molesting her. And I felt like Dave was getting the raw end of the deal because he was always there for her. Everytime Decker hurt her, Dave was there to pick up the pieces. What I started having issues with in this book was the Tracy/Decker angle. Then it grew on me.

I had a difficul
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Chris
Loved it. The main romance was a big surprise to me! The story moved fast and I really liked the growth of the characters. I liked that past characters were back.
Lia Silver
This whole book was great, but what makes it a five-star read for me was the sizzling- and funny- interaction between Decker and Tracy. I would have never thought of them as a couple, but Brockmann sold me on them and they are now one of my favorites of hers.

I especially liked Tracy's matter-of-fact approach to sexual kinks and quirks - "normal is a very broad range." It was pretty daring of Brockmann to have one of her Navy SEALs enjoy even the tiniest bit of being ordered around by a woman (e
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Kathleen J

Four characters from the previous Troubleshooters novels develop romantic relationships while chasing down a covert group which is trying to kill two of the Troubleshooters. Sophie hooks up with nice guy Dave who has been in love with her forever, although at first they both believe it is a rebound from her rejection by tough guy Decker. Meanwhile Decker has a come to Jesus moment with Tracy, the receptionist everyone has always thought of as warm but ditzy.

I have read many of the novels in this
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Suzanne Brockmann was born in 1960. Married with Ed Gaffney, a lawyer and published writer. They have two grown children: Melanie, who is a personal trainer and author, and Jason, who is an actor and tap dancer. They divide their time between Boston, Massachusetts, Sarasota, Florida and New York City.

Published since 1993, Suzanne is widely recognized as one of the leading voices in suspense romanc
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Other Books in the Series

Troubleshooters (1 - 10 of 17 books)
  • The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1)
  • The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters, #2)
  • Over the Edge (Troubleshooters, #3)
  • Out of Control (Troubleshooters, #4)
  • Into the Night (Troubleshooters, #5)
  • Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters, #6)
  • Flashpoint (Troubleshooters, #7)
  • Hot Target (Troubleshooters, #8)
  • Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, #9)
  • Into the Storm (Troubleshooters, #10)
The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, #1) Over the Edge (Troubleshooters, #3) Out of Control (Troubleshooters, #4) Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters, #6) Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, #9)

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