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Gone Too Far

(Troubleshooters #6)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  8,786 ratings  ·  429 reviews
In her sizzling, award-winning novels of suspense, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann delves into the adrenaline-rushed world of counter terrorism–and taps into the real passions of its brave men and women. Now in her widely anticipated hardcover debut, she spins a story of action, intrigue, and romance, as a U.S. Navy SEAL and an FBI agent race to unravel a mystery–whil ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 536 pages
Published March 2nd 2004 by Ballantine Books (first published 2003)
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Pat Cromwell
Mar 17, 2009 rated it really liked it
Okay so I am re-reading this book and this time I am actually enjoying it. I've struggled with Gone Too Far so many times -- usually didn't make it pass the 2nd or 3rd chapter -- and I would toss it aside for something else but on every IR group I belong to the famous Sam and Alyssa are always touted as the best IR couple ever so I always go back to this book to try to get a glimpse into WHY they are so love. This time, I made it pass chapter 3 and man do I get it. Not the Sam and Alyssa are the ...more
❧Gwendolyn❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧

Alyssa and Sam!

It was a wonderful read...but.....

This is NOT a standalone.

My first thought at first read was finally Alyssa and Sam, if you have read this series back when I first read it...from book just might say the same thing. But, lucky you.... you do not have to wait. You just NEED to read the first 5 books.

This is one of my MOST favorite's couples EVER! And it was well done as well as well drawn out. I do not regret a minute of these two and will NEVER grow weary of
Jun 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lt. Sam Starrett travels to Florida to visit his young daughter. But when he gets there, he discovers a decomposing body on the floor of his ex-wife's house. With no sign of his daughter's whereabouts, Sam quickly calls his FBI contacts for help. They send FBI Agent Alyssa Locke to lead the murder investigation. Sam and Alyssa have had a roller-coaster relationship. They've both been hurt by the past, but the attraction is still there. Sam is the primary suspect in his ex-wife's murder. Alyssa m ...more
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
To say I've been waiting for this book with enthusiasm is an understatement. It's not like I was delayed due to the release date. These books have been out for years. Since I read the second book this summer, I've been dying to get to the rest of Sam's story. My friend Jule almost had to bash me over the head so I wouldn't be tempted to book skip. Then she joked that book 6 wasn't that great and I should probably skip it anyhow. not funny. It's just that the way Suzanne Brockmann tells ...more
Apr 25, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Leea by: Regina
“Luke Skywalker’s proof that paternity amounts to squat,” Noah told him. “And you are too my brother.”

4.5 stars... I'm completely hooked with this series, I can't stop now. I've never read another author that is able to balance so many story lines the way that Brockmann does in Gone Too Far. The main story about Alyssa and Sam has been several books in the making but we also get a glimpse of a future for Gina and Max. The SEAL team is not left behind, Tom and Kelly are in this book at lot and
Wendy F
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012, troubleshooters
I don't have any real complaints about this book. I loved it.

I wish I had more to say, it's harder to write long detailed reviews about series books because I feel like I'm just saying the same things over and over. I'll just list a few things,

1, This was a great wrap up for Alyssa and Sam. It was a long time coming, and it ended on a very satisfying note.

2, I'm super excited for the Max/Gina story. I hear it's Max/Gina and Jones/Molly and those are two of my favs.

3, Jules is awesome!

4, You're
♡Karlyn P♡
A wonderful conclusion to the 'Sam and Alyssa' storyline. Their story really begins in book 2, and heats up fast. I would recommend reading the earlier books first, but there is enough backstory provided to make this a stand alone read. The secondary storylines were also very interesting. We have Max and Gina, who later get their own book (in 8 I think). The WWII story didn't dominate as in previous books, which I really appreciated. I don't always care for the WWII storyline, but this one was i ...more
Jul 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
For me the best so far. It's not the best because of Alyssa and Sam (even if I'm glad they finally got together!) but because the story was really really great!

It begins with Sam going to Sarasota for her soon-to-be ex-wife and suddenly we are into a huge coordinate action which involves Tom Paoletti, the FBI and mostly everyone! I understand now why the previous book was so lacking. I think that 5th and 6th books should be read as a whole story to understand them better.

I love Kelly finally be
Lori S.
I liked this book the first time I read it, now that I've read Into the Night, which is both a turning point and set up for this novel, I like it even more. A definite keeper.

[ETA - 2018] - as time goes on, and certain things have changed, like the military's discontinued use of the shameful DADT (Don't Ask-Don't Tell) policy as well as who the current players are in the Islamic terrorist groups, this book has begun to settle into its early 21st century setting in some ways. In others, it's stil
Intense and action-packed. Suzanne Brockmann still brilliantly breaks all of society's stereotypes from the "bimbo bar bunny" to the arab-with-a-beard-muslim terrorist. She portrays well-developed and very human characters with their share of flaws and virtues that allows a more in depth and personal story. The characters were terrifyingly, awesomely human and evoked conflicting emotions where there were no real "black and white" areas but shades and shades of gray.

Thank you, Suzanne Brockmann,
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
THE BEST BOOK I'VE READ IN 2015... Fantastic story progression, smouldering sexual tension and talk about character development! I've had a big crush on Roger "Sam" Starrett since the first book but the way that Suzanne Brockmann wrote his backstory and we really saw what made him tick over a number of books was just outstanding. Plus the return of Tom and Kelly, the ongoing Max and Gina story and the traditional WWII storyline there was just so much to love about this book.
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: aug-12, jun-16
Loved it!!!!!
Loved it just as much the 2nd time :)
Cristal | Majority Marginalized
Feb 28, 2011 rated it did not like it
As someone who started this series on book 9 ("Breaking Point," aka Max/Gina's and Jones/Molly's book), and have read a few of the other later ones, I've been very reluctant to go back and try reading some of Brockmann's earlier books. My main issue with the whole Troubleshooters series is the lack of believable heat/connection between the "romantic" leads. Yes, there's sex, but I'm often left wondering why in the world would the characters in question want to be together? Brockmann's H/h relati ...more
Dec 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
In all honesty I was not looking forward to this book as I'd tired of the Sam/Alyssa romantic mess in a previous "Team Sixteen" book and had all intentions of skipping it. Sam Starrett, in my book, had morphed from a sexy hero type into a Class A jerk, a bad boyfriend, a terrible husband, a lousy father and an all around sad sack. Fortunately (as it turns out) my local book reading friends chose this as a reading selection and I forced myself to begin what I assumed would be an irritating read.

Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-reads, romance
Six books into her Troubleshooters series, Suzanne Brockmann manages to hit a hell of a crescendo.

It's not like she hasn't worked for this kind of payoff: She's been laying the groundwork for the primary romance for four novels and the secondary romance for three novels. Hell, even the tertiary romance has been building since Into the Night. Keeping all those balls juggled and all those plot lines straight takes a hell of an operator...and that's before we add in her signature historical flashba
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OMGoodness. I really enjoyed this book. I don't know if it was because I have been reading porn in writing (my term for erotica) for the last couple of books or what. There was great tension and intrigue. There was just enough action for my female mind and plenty of romance. Although it was suggested that you read the other books to get an understanding of the conflict between Sam and Alyssa, this book can stand alone because SB gives enough background to fill you in on what has happened.Also, t ...more
Brenda Margriet
Mar 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Wow, lots of story lines to keep straight. While it isn't necessary to have read her other Troubleshooters books, I did feel kind of lost to start with with so many characters.

I think Sam (who is also Roger and Ringo - there is a reason for all the names, but it seems kind of extraneous, one would have been enough) and Alyssa's story was cool, but to be honest I was more taken with Max and Gina's story, which must be Book #7, from the way it was left off. And then there was Tom and Kelly's story
Jun 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A very, very, very well written book! This was my first book by Suzanne Brockmann and I am very excited to start reading the rest of her work! I was captivated from the very first page. I felt emotionally invested in each character, and there were quite a few to keep up with! Would recommend to anyone that liks to read great books! :)
Sep 18, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: racially-diverse
My feelings for this read were pretty mixed. I appreciated Brockmann's realism and the urban (sometimes domestic) quality to the book. I don't see many books nowadays where characters stop to buckle in infant car seats. It's insignificant to the greater plot, and that's the genius here. The small details that Brockmann shares with us and the sometimes distinctly unedited conversation between characters lends the book a very realistic feel. To some degree, we can easily envision these characters. ...more
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: suspense
In the wake of the attack on the US president, Navy Seal team 16 is under suspicion, or at least some of them, of helping the terrorists get guns onto the navy base. Sam's wife, is on the run with their daughter, and Sam teams up with Alissa to find them.

The man behind the terrorism is after anyone that can identify him as being involved and Pelleti is accused of treason.

An action packed highly suspenseful read with a twist at the end. Really enjoyed this one. The author does an excellent job
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Now that's more like it after the major let down of the last book - talk about a heroine you want to kill. Okay, to be honest, I don't like Alyssa that much either, even still, but Sam redeemed himself in this book good and proper. I adored reading all about his childhood ... you gotta love the man after falling madly in love with the child.

I absolutely loved the World War II story about Walt and Dot, but probably more loved his story with Sam and Noah. I'm still intrigued with the Max and Gina
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As I read the last words of this book, my first thought was Gone Too Far was everything I wanted and so much more: love, action, honesty, suspense, nostalgia and (let’s be honest here) some of the most sexy men imaginable.

Sam and Alyssa are officially being added to my “Dynamic Duo” bookshelf. They started of as quite possibly the most unlikely couple. However, over the course of five books, you follow this couple through some frustrating, tear-jerking and heart pounding moments as they battle
Feb 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think the story of Sam and Allysa is one of the more interesting pairs in this series. Over the course of this series, we've seen them through a whole host of emotions including love/hate and lust. It was absolutely heartbreaking when their potential relationship comes to a screetching hault when Sam is trapped into a marriage by MaryLou, a woman he doesn't love or even know much about. Both Sam and Allysa are heartbroken and this installment in the series picks up as Sam travels to Florida to ...more
Gladys (glad4twilight)
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Sam Starrett is so sexy it hurts!! Talk about a soap opera story this one is filled with horrors. I love this man and all his imperfections and he has a lot of them. This story was also so touching that it was very hard for me to break away from it. There was so much action mixed with sexual tension and the things coming out from Sam's mouth were unbelievable.

Sam and Alyssa are so right for each other but they were seperated for various reasons one of them being an unplanned pregnancy by Sam's o
I have been waiting for this book since I first discovered this series and boy, oh boy, it did not disappoint!!

Sam and Alyssa finally get together. Not really a spoiler as you just knew that it would happen eventually, it was just a question of what kinds of obstacles would be in their way to happiness. We had, what I have come to expect from these 2, lots of verbal sparing, some physical sparing, and lots of hot sex scenes. Along the way each of them bared their souls and their past to each oth
Jun 04, 2012 rated it liked it
The plotting in these books always seems pretty preposterous -- but I suppose that's more or less the norm for action-adventure. In this book, I kept imagining all the arrests and lawsuits that would be going on if it were real life. Yeowza, everyone would be in jail or lose their life savings. And the moralizing throughout the series can really be heavy-handed at times. Surprisingly to me (given the genre), it's very liberal moralizing -- about things like race, gender, and sexual orientation. ...more
Gone Too Far is the book Sam & Alyssa fans have been waiting for. (Although to be fair, I think it's more Sam fans than Alyssa).

Sam is an adorable potty-mouthed Texan complete with swagger, drawl and sex appeal to spare. His liberal use of the F-bomb as verb, noun and adjective coupled with his vulnerability and almost reluctant sweetness gives him a unique kind of charm.

This book was great as we get to know more about Roger/Ringo/Sam's childhood and I really enjoyed the flashback scenes wit
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After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-five years she has written more than fifty-five novels, including her award- ...more

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