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The Defiant Hero (Troubleshooters #2)

4.07 of 5 stars 4.07  ·  rating details  ·  4,938 ratings  ·  243 reviews
There are eight words Meg Moore has never been able to forget: The United States refuses to negotiate with terrorists. But what was merely a chilling warning when she worked as a translator in a European embassy now spells out a potential death sentence for her daughter and grandmother, who have been kidnapped by a lethal group called the Extremists.

Meg has to act - and qu...more
Audiobook, 416 pages
Published October 20th 2008 by AudioGo (first published 2001)
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I really enjoyed this book by Suzanne Brockmann about the Navy Seal Team 16 and their romances. I gave it 3 stars because it felt like that Brockmann's main plot was weak. I didn't like Meg at all and the relationship with John and dialog felt weak and forced, almost not interesting. In fact, MEG IS TOO STUPID TO LIVE. Sorry, had to get that off my chest. I hate it when female characters are stupid. "Oh gee, I have a big strong Navy Seal to help me but I'm sure I know better how to handle a terr...more
Jane Stewart
I disliked the characters, and I disliked the author's writing style.

The author has five different stories happening, 3 current day and 2 flashbacks. She frequently is telling one story, then stops at a cliff-hanger point, then goes on to another two stories before coming back to the first story. Notwithstanding the cliff-hangers, she is jumping around within these five stories for the entire book. It was irritating, annoying and offensive. It felt worse than tv commercial interruptions. Other a...more
Wendy F
This book took me 10 days to read, that's terrible.

The first half of this book was slow. Honestly, I really really did not like Meg. Talk about TSTL, at least for me. If she'd just trusted John from the immediate things would have been a lot more interesting, in my opinion. The constant driving from place to place and all the arguing about trust, it was overkill. It felt like 75% of the book was the same conversation between Meg and John over and over again.

However, the last quarter of the boo...more
4.25 STARS~

♥Eve and Ralph What An Awesome Well Told Love Story~
♥Sam and Alyssa~OMG What They Did With That Chocolate Syrup, Yum!
♥Meg and Nils~Both Were Such Freak'in Defiant "Hero & Herione"

In This Book~

Meg and Nils ~They Were Infuratinly Frustrating, I did not like them. I especially did not like Meg~BUT, both MC were a negative, they made this ALMOST COULD HAVE BEEN PERFECT =4.25 stars

What made this close to perfect was the absolute perfect descriptive writing, made you not only see t
Feb 01, 2010 Rossy rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romantic suspense fans
Recommended to Rossy by: series continuation
This was a really good book, but i have to agree with others that Meg got on my nerves a time or two. Not enough to ruin the book for me, but there were a few times i want it to plain smack her. It seem to me that her decisions were all very stupid, she truly topped the cake when it came to stubborn heroine for sake of being contrary.
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Like the previous book, several stories at different period in time mingled in this book.
The lead one involved Meg, whose daughter and grand-mother were taken hostage, and who was manipulated by terrorists to do their bidding. She got John to help her.
A second one with the hostages being hostages, trying to survive and escape. While trying to survive, the grandmother remembered and told back to the little girl how she first fell in love with Ralph during WW2 in England.
A third one with another...more
I'm going to start this off by saying I think it depends on what sort of read you're looking for. This book had the action with the mission of rescuing a little girl and grandmother from terrorists, then it had a subplot that included fiesty, snippy, teasing, "I-want-you-but-won't-admit-it" love story, then on top of that subplot it also had a sickly sweet war romance from way back in the day. So it's got all things going for it. Not all of it awesome, but overall it was a neat package.

Most of t...more
Isis FG
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I started reading this series after numerous rave reviews from friends. I really liked Unsung Hero, and I liked this one as well, just not as much. The romance between Nils and Meg seemed stilted and the intensity of the other romances overshadowed theirs so much that I had a hard time enjoying their story. Nils was great but, Meg verged on TSTL in my mind. The continuing story of Sam and Alyssa was fun to read but the story that made this whole book for me was the story of Eve and Ralph. Partic...more
Anna Marie
Absolutely one of my FAVORITE books, ever. And this was my... sixth?... time reading it.

NoTe: Brockmann's 'Troubleshooter' series is like an on-going saga. If you go into this book without having read Tom's book, you'll be wondering about the back-story of Sam and Alyssa in this one. It's not terrible, but it's there. But I didn't care for Tom *OR* Kelly in the first book.

aDD'L NoTe: Brockmann's women characters ALL blow goats. They just SUCK. Go in knowing that this is about the guys. In fact,...more
Babette Brown
“La libera uscita dovrà aspettare” disse il primo ufficiale.
“Era l’ammiraglio Crowley. Voleva sapere dove si trovasse il sottotenente Nilsson.”
Oh, merda. Nils aveva sempre pensato che Crowley fosse un bravo ragazzo. L’ammiraglio stesso era un SEAL. Se era incazzato…
“Dobbiamo muoverci” continuò il primo ufficiale. Adesso stava parlando con Jazz e Wolchonok, ma anche il resto del gruppo si era fermato ad ascoltare. “Riunite tutta la squadra il più presto pos...more
Really good, but holy cripe did it seem like it went on forever. I was more interested in the Eve/Ralph story and the Alyssa/Sam story than Meg and Nils. Meg was another one of those characters that you just want to shake some sense into. Just trust the experts lady!
Sofia Grey
Johnny Nilsson makes a great hero, and a brilliant addition to the line-up of SEAL Team Sixteen, but there is something a little off about this book, the 2nd in the Troubleshooters series. I think I never really gelled with Meg, never liked her very much, and became annoyed with the way she constantly messed around. For gods sake, I wanted to shout at her, Just Tell Him!!!

There is still a great story though, with some amazing scenes. I loved where Johnny was trying to persuade Meg to let him int...more
Hildy (The Book Boss)
It's been quite a while since I read The Unsung Hero by Suzanne Brockmann. JJ LOVED that book so she bossed me into reading it. It was a definite 4 star read for me. I found myself not knowing what to read this week and decided to go back to this series. I had forgotten a lot, but I hadn't forgotten that navy SEALs are hot so I gave this a go. I wasn't disappointed.

What I loved most about this story is oddly what I also had a bit of a hard time with. Confused? Let me explain. Brockmann has esse...more
I read this one after reading Over the Edge (Book 3)in this series. The stories do stand on their own, but it's much better to read them in sequence as you see characters throughout the series and see their evolution. The characters in this series are vividly drawn and realistic and you can't wait to hear more about them as the series progresses. This series is rather addictive.

I am not a fan of the WWII stories that are interwoven in this series, but I loved the story of Eve and Ralph as told m...more
I just love all of Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters Series! Each one of these men and women are so wonderful it is hard to pick a favorite, but Sam Starrett is one of mine.

This particular book focuses on John Nilson. John is a language specialist for the team and meets a woman (Meg) in a a fictitious foreign country (Kazbekistan) where he is on a mission. They immediately hit it off but she is married and he won't act on his attraction to her. Though there is some interaction later it is whe...more
Suzanne the Mighty (Under the Covers Book blog)
I think a more accurate rating would be 3.5 stars. Although I liked it, I didn't think it was as good as the first one.

The main thing that I didn't like about it was Meg, she really bugged me by doing some irrational things. However, although I don't personally have children I can see that having your child kidnapped by terrorists is not going to make you think very clearly. I also didn't really see the attraction between Meg and Nils, for some reason I just didn't get how they were in love with...more
This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites to read, they are full of action and romance, and the relationships are more complex than a safe combination.

John and Meg meet when he and his SEAL team rush into the embassy where Meg worked escaping some terrorists. While they are there they formed an alliance/friendship, one where in most of the world John's secret feelings would never have been known, but Meg was able to bust him with her knowledge of languages like John. They run across ea...more
3 stars...

I can really see why Brockmann has such a following. Parts of this book were wonderful and others just dragged. Again, we have 2 story lines that take place at the same time and we also have another WWII romance.

John 'Nils' and Meg

Let's just get this out there... John is a catch! He's written with honor, conviction and a hidden past. Meg on the other has is a little older, and she's been hurt in the past and only want to take care of her daughter, Amy. This is the part of the story tha...more
I have to agree with other reviews I've glanced at--for most of the novel, the main female protagonist is just too stupid to be believed. Let's see--your daughter is taken hostage by a terrorist extremist group and they want you to use your connections as a linguist to hold another terrorist hostage at his embassy and then deliver him to them in exchange for your daughter's life. Okay. Now, would you have a better chance of getting your daughter out of that situation alone, or with a team of Nav...more
Erika  Badass
I don't think I can read mulitple Brockman books in a row. Three storylines is too much for my brain to process. I really don't like it, and despite liking the main story, the book is already losing a star because of it! Gah!
Also, I'm sorry but the heroine was Too Stupid to Live. TSTL. The whole book I wanted to strangle her. John was great.

The side story with Alyssa and Sam made the book palpatible.

Eve's back story was interesting, but I wish it was shorter. It took up too much space and time....more
This took me longer than normal to read, but I think that was due to other books I was just more interested in reading getting in the way. I don't think this one was as good as the first book was though. I still enjoyed it, but the constant flashbacks just started getting on my nerves. Also, I found myself more interested in Sam and Alyssa more than John and Meg. Without Sam and Alyssa's story weaved throughout I don't know what kind of rating I would have given the book. Needless to say, I can'...more
This was a recommendation. Since I'm writing a kick ass heroine with a military background they thought I would be interested in this book.
Unfortunately it's not my cup of tea, it's essentially romantic suspense. Too much romance, not enough suspense, What suspense is presented has very stilted dialogue between the interested parties. Several scenes involved guns blazing and a quip about "but he was touching me." I like romance, but not in my battle/fight scenes. If you're fighting you better b...more
This was a good story but John and Meg were only OK. I was much more interested in Sam and Alyssa and Eve and Ralph. Meg did get on my nerves when she continuously chose to ignore JOhn...I guess I could cut her some slack becuase she was worried sick about her daughter but still how could she not see that having JOhn help her would be the better choice. I was also a bit disappointed in John; how many times could this woman betray his trust without her totally losing it...I guess an infinite amou...more
I LOVED this book!!!

It had me pretty much in tears at the end of it. My favourite part of history is the Second World War era (weird I know), so to read the story that Meg’s Grand-mother told her daughter was FANTASTIC! As I finished the Granny’s story about Ralph, I was balling.

I was relieved that this one had a bit more action and suspense. I just loved how Nils just didn’t stop trying to help Meg, even when she was so stupid sometimes. I felt like shaking her and say, “Wake the hell up. He is...more
This is my second RS from Ms Brockmann and once again I enjoyed it although not as much as the first.

I really liked John and could have easily fell in love with him myself but Meg really grated on my nerves. I know that she was terrified and appreciate this alters peoples sense of reasoning but I thought that the decisions she made were unrealistic. She had called for John to help her and then she lied and tricked him it just didn't make sense to me.

We got to see a bit more of Sam & Alyssa a...more
2nd book in the Troubleshooters series was interesting to say the least. I can't say I was that thrilled with the romance between the lead characters Meg and John - it just seemed so rushed and she flat out annoyed me by some of her decisions in the story. What saved the book for me was once again the flashbacks to WWII this time by Eve and her love story with Ralph (pronounced Rafe) - I actually had tears in my eyes! I also am LOVING the tension between Sam and Alyssa - can't wait to read more...more
Cosa ci fa Meg Moore con una pistola in mano chiusa nel bagno degli uomini dell’ambasciata kazbeka a Washington con tre uomini in ostaggio? Lei è una funzionaria diplomatica, fa traduzioni, ha una figlia di dieci anni ed è vedova. Come mai si trova in una tale situazione? Se lo chiede il sottotenente di vascello John Nilsson che lei ha espressamente richiesto come negoziatore.
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Nils conosce Meg, si sono conosciuti tre anni prima all’ambasciata americana in Kazbekistan, quando lui aveva tratto in...more
Let me start by saying, I am a huge fan of Suzanne Brockmann. I have read everything of hers I can get my hands on. Like most people I read reviews on this site (and on Amazon) before getting books as I really want to know if I will like the story first. Nothing worse than wasted time on a bad book. Most of the reviews I read about this book were mixed, with more than half edging on the side of "not her best". And so I kept putting this book off. But a few weeks ago I got desperate for something...more
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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...more
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