In a remote, frozen corner of New Hampshire, a Navy SEAL team and the elite security experts of Troubleshooters, Incorporated are going head-to-head as fierce but friendly rivals in a raid-and-rescue training exercise. Despite the frigid winter temperatures, tension smolders between veteran SEAL Petty Officer Mark “Jenk” Jenkins and former cop turned Troubleshooter Lindsey Fontaine after an impulsive night goes awry. And then, suddenly, Tracy Shapiro, the Troubleshooters’ new receptionist, vanishes while playing the role of hostage during a mock rescue operation.
Teaming up with the FBI to launch a manhunt in the treacherous wilderness, Jenk and Lindsey must put aside their feelings as a record snowstorm approaches, dramatically reducing any hope of finding Tracy alive. The trail is colder than the biting New England climate until a lucky break leads to a horrifying discovery–a brutally murdered young woman wearing the jacket Tracy wore when she disappeared. Suddenly there is a chilling certainty that Tracy has fallen prey to a serial killer–one who knows the backwoods terrain and who doesn’t play by the rules of engagement.
In a race against time, a raging blizzard, and a cunning opponent, Jenk and Lindsey are put to the ultimate test. Rising everything, they must finally come together in a desperate attempt to save Tracy–and each other.
This is book 10 in the Troubleshooter series. Suzanne Brockmann had skillfully woven the many personalities and storylines together, and adds enough tension and suspense to keep the reader turning the pages. With a blend of humor and suspense, she adds enough passion and angst to make this a realistic and fascinating tale. The banter between Izzy and Jenks kept me in giggles and Lindsay is a sassy and remarkably smart woman that no one underestimates after their first encounter with her. One of the great things I love about the Troubleshooter series is while the stories move forward, lots of old friends pop up and we are able to keep tabs on their lives while getting to know new characters.
"Why do people say, I hate to break it to you, when they're obviously gleeful about the news they're going to share?" (Jenks reply to Izzy after Izzy told him that Tracy wants to jump his bones)
5 out of 5. I love this series. There is a great mix of suspense & romance, new and old characters and the story flow is flawless. The chemistry between all of the characters just "works". There is also a short story at the end of the book, kind of a bonus with Sam and Alyssa (and Sam is my FAV). Highly recommend this entire series, although I would suggest reading from the beginning as there are so many recurring characters.