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Into the Night (Troubleshooters #5)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  6,304 Ratings  ·  248 Reviews
Beloved and bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann writes terrific edge-of-your-seat novels of romantic suspense set in the world’s exciting danger zones and exotic hotspots. Now, in her new sensational novel, she comes stateside for her most action-packed adventure yet.

It was supposed to be a “dog and pony show”—an elaborate demonstration of SEAL rescue techniques—to cele

Hardcover, 673 pages
Published March 1st 2003 by Thorndike Press (first published November 26th 2002)
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4 stars – Romantic Suspense

I thought Into the Night was supposed to be Mike and Joan's story? How did it end up being Mary Lou's Pity Party Diary? I recognize and can appreciate Brockmann’s attempt to make her character more than a one dimensional white trash bimbo for us Sam and Alyssa fans, but I still didn’t feel much (if any) sympathy for her. And there was definitely waaay too much of Mary Lou’s whining and self-loathing and not nearly enough of Mike and Joan’s romance. Also, the suspense e
Sep 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: war, shelf-16
Ultimately a good read but draggy in parts. Multiple storylines going on, with the main couple (Joan & Mike) sort of meh with some hot sex scenes. Sam and his mixed up wife Mary-Lou featured prominently and were exhausting. Enjoyed the Charlie and Vince flashback storyline very much, back to world War 2, heartache and loss and new beginnings. Took me forever to finish this.
May 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
White House staffer Joan DaCosta arrives at a California Naval Base to inspect the area ahead of a planned Presidential visit. Lt. Mike Muldoon is assigned as her SEAL liaison to answer any questions or address any problems with the visit. When Mike meets Joan, he is instantly fascinated by her. Joan is not flirty or shy like most of the women are around him. She looks him straight in the eye and tells him what she is thinking. Mike's fascination quickly turns into lust, but Joan quickly puts th ...more
Feb 02, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rossy by: series continuation
I was lucky some of my friends here had already warned me about this book. This story would have been great if some of the female characters were not the, I-want-to-slap-her kind. Also, i can deal with an insecure heroine but there's a limit after it's just annoying.

While i understood the reason for having Mari Lu's(dont care to correct spelling) point of view, it just made me dislike her all the more to be on her head. Part of it, is that Sam and Alyssa have been killing me with their Romeo and
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
Another awesome read! Mike Muldoon is a special man in many ways - starting with being a SEAL. He's sweet, nice, loves to talk, and on yeah...sinfully sexy...the stuff women dream about. Mike doesn't pursuit women, they chase him. So when Joan enters his world and starts treating him like her baby brother in order to keep her distance, he is perplexed about what to do. But don't give up yet . . . Remember, he's a SEAL. SEALS just do it. So Mike treats it like a mission, formulates a plan, and go ...more
Bark's Book Nonsense
Into The Night is Suzanne Brockman’s latest entry in her on(and on and on)going SEALS saga. In this story yet another of her larger than life heroes falls prey to true love while battling a terrorist cell or two along the way. While I’ve been following this series since its beginning I do believe I may be done waiting with breathless anticipation for the next installment which promises to wrap up character Sam Starret’s love story. More on that later.

This time around Lieutenant Mike Muldoon find
When this book ended I had to check my ipod to see if it had randomly skipped to the end because it seemed to abrupt. There was a lot going on in this book and a lot seemed to be left unresolved. It was also very light on the action. And the characters were lacking. And everyone had a POV- Mike, Joan, Rose, Vince, Mary Lou, that guy Mary Lou meets, Sam... Not the best installment in the series.

The format of the books has seemingly always been 1 main romance, 1 WW2 flashback romance, and a second
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
Oh, man, this book SHIT me. I ended up DNF about a third of the way through. I just finished a reread of Out of Control and think it's one of the best books I've read. LOVED it, but this one is a severe let down after reading that. A severe let down period.

I had read reviews that this book was a bit “difficult” and, yes, too right. The heroine was beyond annoying constantly going on about the hero being soooo young. For God’s sake, he was 25 and she was 32, and she acted like she was a grandmoth
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Lady Allison
Five books into Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series & it's goin' strong! I feel like I'm learning a lot about the military from these books (I feel safe doing so, since I know most of it's true & she did her homework) - & the adrenaline rushes from the storylines are fantastic.

The main couple in this book was Joan & Michael Muldoon. It was a lot like the Stan & Teri's book in that Joan, like Stan, had ageism issues with Michael. She took a long time to let him in, but
¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧•°**★•°**★
Okay Mary Lou....

This was NOT an easy read. Because I never liked Mary Lou.But, in this book I found myself learning to like her...I am shocked. I never thought it would even happen.

Gosh, I read a review of this book earlier they called this book a pity party...guess what they were right...

The Book~

This book has stepping stones that lead to the next book~

I found the writting is solid, the plot was pretty good, with sweet bits of action in the end~I loved it!

But...the MCs...well,

Joan's and Mi
It was good. I'm not a fan of Joan. There was just something missing in her character. I'm not sure what. And, to be honest, Muldoon was pretty flat, too. The action was pretty peripheral to the love interest. The WWII love story was sweet. And, liked learning more about Mary Lou. I'm still super-interested in the Sam/Alyssa story line.
Wendy F
I was very disappointed in this book. It started off strong and just kind of lost it's charm midway. The ending was the most frustrating.

Won't stop me from reading further, just this was my least favorite so far.
Into every series a little laying of the groundwork must fall, and in the case of Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series, it falls Into the Night.

Joan DeCosta arrives at Coronado in to help set up a presidential visit at the naval base, only to find herself passed down the chain of command until she lands Lieutenant Junior Grade Mike Muldoon as her escort. Despite "junior" being descriptive of more than his rank, Joan can't help but find the SEAL attractive, but an affair with a younger man
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romantic-supense
I really love this series. But, I loved Tall, Dark and Dangerous too! This one is the terrorist attack at the SEAL base and the love story of Michael Muldoon and Joan DaCosta, with Joan's grandparents as the WWII story. I have to go buy the next one - that one is Sam Alyssa's story.

Mike meets Joan, a Presidental aide, when Mike is assigned to be her guide around the base. She is older and not the sex on a stick type that Mike usually attracts, but he really likes her. All she sees is the hottest
I liked this book but did not love it; however, I’m glad I didn’t skip it. The romance between the H/Mike and h/Joan was just OK but not heart stopping (older woman/younger man scenario) and the suspense wasn’t near as exciting as the past books in this series.....But, the background info into Sam’s life and the lead up to Sam/Alyssa’s reunion in next book is well worth the read. I'd like to give this book a 3.5...but I'll settle for a 4 because I really like this series. Into the Night (Troubleshooters, #5) by Suzanne Brockmann
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: jul-12, may-16
Love this series!!!
Loved this book just as much the 2nd time around :)
Vera Maslow
Troubleshooters Series Book #5

While it seems like this series doesn't HAVE to be read in order. There are a few things that would make me want to. There is minor character development throughout the series. Also by this one there is a story line that continues from other books, though it's not written in a way that you would be lost if you haven't read the previous, I think you would miss the full impact of reading the series in order. Previous main characters will make appearances, Previous sid
Rada Chalapipat
"Into the Night" เปนเลมที 5 ในชุด "Trouble Shooters" ซึงเปนเรืองราวของหนวยรบพิเศษซีลทีม16 แตละตอนจะเกียวของกับการตามลาผูกอการรายอัลเคดาหลังเหตุการณ 911 โดยจะมีความรักของคูหลักจากหนุมๆในทีม คูรองทีจะเกียวของกับสถานการณของแตละตอน และคูอดีตวีรสตรีหรือวีรบุรุษในสมัยสงครามโลกครังที 2 ทีฝายใดฝายนึงยังคงเปนตำนานมีชีวิตทีถายทอดขอมูลอิงประวัติศาสตร ความกลาหาญและการเสียสละของผูคนในยุคนัน

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Another one of my favorites. I know it seems like I always say that.
I like how clueless Mike Muldoon is about women since he is so handsome that he never has to work at it. He is however very good at being a SEAL. Joan Da Costa is a pretty good character but the way that their age difference bothers her, bothers me. There just isn't that great a difference in their ages and I know from my own personal situation,(hubby is 7 years younger) that this small age difference is virtually unnoticable on
J'ai été déçue par Into the night. En fait j'ai trouvé que Joan était très désagréable avec Mike, elle le rabaisse continuellement sous prétexte qu'il a 7 ans de moins qu'elle. Elle le traite de gamin ou de gigolo. Pauvre Mike, il est vraiment un super héros, gentil, attentionné, il mérite une femme qui le respecte plus que ça.
J'ai aussi trouvé que le suspense était très léger, et l'action inexistante. Ok ça change des livres où c'est bim bam boum à chaque page, mais entre les 2 c'était possible
Kaylea Cross
Jul 30, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was my first Brockmann novel, and I fell instantly in love with the hero, Mike. Come on, what's not to love about him? He's so sweet and heroic...and boy does he have his work cut out for him with Joan :)

I don't mind the number of lengthy subplots as long as the main romance gets enough page time, and I thought Mike and Joan did. Plus I know she's sucking me in to the next book with the subplots, and that's never a bad thing to me.

Brockmann is a master when it comes to characterization, an
I am reading the Troubleshooters series in order and this is my least favorite. I prefer romance layered with suspense and action, this was light on both. It started with a bang and there was lots of snark and fun dialogue; however, it stalled and became repetitive. Additionally, there was far too much Mary Lou Starett unless it proves vital (in future books) to the Alyssa and Sam story.

I LOVED the last two books in this series but It's almost as if someone else wrote this one, or at least par
Sofia Grey
I'd forgotten how good this one was, until I re-read it. I also forgot just how much is going on, in the story arc!
Mike Muldoon - hero!! Loved his attitude, and how he totally wore his heart on his sleeve as he tried to win Joan Da Costa's heart. Loved that she was an older woman too, with extra conflict due to the age difference.

He's there, trying to romance her, against a backdrop of terrorists trying to assassinate the US President. We see first hand, how bad Sam & Mary-Lou's marriage rea
This is my first book by this author but it won't be my last. I have two negatives:1) In the beginning there is a cast of characters that took my awhile to keep straight. Who was who and with whom, but eventually I figured it all out. 2) I really didn't like the heroine very much. The hero was top notch and he deserved someone as worthy. Joan was whiny and pretty much got on my nerves. But since there is so much going on in this book it did not detracked from my enjoying it. Perhaps now I will g ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
After the thrill a minute Out of Control (Book 4) Into the Night has quite a different feel to it as the action slowly builds to a gripping conclusion. Again we have the three storylines intertwined, the past and present stories of two generations and the slow and painful disintegration of the marriage of two unsuited people in Sam and Mary Lou which directly impacts on the suspense plotline which kept me guessing right to the poignant end.

This is quite simply an outstanding series with storyte
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I am on page 366, all I have to say is WHAT THE HECK???? Why can't Joan just go with her heart, enough of the "I'm to old, I'm too fat" it is getting old.

Okay so I finished this book last night and I have to admit that I had tears in my eyes when Joan's grandma told the reporter just what she should have told her husband 60 years ago. In my eyes that helpled Joan get over her TSTL views about not wanting to be with Mike. If I could give the book 4.5 stars I would. I ended up liking this book a l
D.C. Shaftoe
Definitely not my favourite in the Troubleshooters series. The characters seemed under-developed. I appreciated the attempt to have a character who was just a good guy but he didn't demonstrate the characteristics that I associate with that description. Mike seemed naive rather than clean-cut. Even the familiar characters seemed distant and uninteresting. I've definitely enjoyed Brockmann's other stories more than "Into the Night".
Aug 22, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure
I found Joan and Muldoon kind of bland, but the plot was pretty interesting. You can really see Brockmann developing as an author here, as she moves into increasingly complex, long-term plots that comprise many narrative stands and sometimes take several books to resolve. She also does a great job taking a character like Mary-lou, was two-dimensional and unsympathetic when we saw her previously, and showing her as a real, flawed woman who is trying to grapple with the mistakes she has made.
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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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  • Flashpoint (Troubleshooters, #7)
  • Hot Target (Troubleshooters, #8)
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“But one look at Wildcard's face, and he knew there was trouble.

Problem? he signaled.

Wildcard responded with an obscene gesture that more than conveyed his opinion that not only was this a problem, but it was a big problem.


"Okay". That was not anywhere near the complete reaming Muldoon imagined "We'll take a different route down."

"We could", Wildcard agreed. "But they've got a prisoner.."

Oh man, that hurt. Dream op to nightmare...Muldoon gritted his teeth and considered his options.

"Holy fuck", Wildcard said. "When I tell you that a stupid ass French photog is going to turn this perfect op into a total clusterfuck, what you say sir, is 'Oh, holy fuck'. If this isn't the time to use your full adult vocabulary, Lieutenant, I honestly don't know what is".”
“Tell me," he demanded. "Tell me when. I'm going to come with you."
. . .
"Tell me," he ordered.
"I'm . . . yes!" she said. "Yes!"
. . .
"Can you really do that/" she asked. "Come on command?"
--Mike Muldoon, Navy SEAL, to Joan DaCosta”
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