Friday, March 18, 2011

Into The Fire - Suzanne Brockmann

Vinh Murphy-ex-Marine and onetime operative for the elite security firm Troubleshooters Incorporated-has been MIA ever since his wife, Angelina, was caught in a crossfire and killed during what should have been a routine bodyguard assignment. Overcome with grief, Murphy blames the neo-Nazi group known as the Freedom Network for her death. Now, years later, Freedom Network leader Tim Ebersole has been murdered-and the FBI suspects Murphy may have pulled the trigger. To prevent further bloodshed, Murphy's friends at Troubleshooters scramble to find him and convince him to surrender peacefully.
Murphy himself can't be sure what he did or didn't do during the years he spent mourning and lost in an alcohol-induced fog. He does know he occasionally sought solace from Hannah Whitfield, a former police officer and the very friend who'd introduced him to his beloved late wife.
But Hannah, still grappling with the deafness that resulted from an injury sustained while on duty, was fighting her own battles. For years Hannah had feelings for Murphy, and one painful night their suffering brought them together in a way neither expected-and both regretted.
Murphy is ready to rejoin the living. As always, he finds himself knocking on Hannah's door, and as always, his longtime friend welcomes him back into her home. Yet even as Murphy slowly rebuilds his splintered life, hecontinues to fight his growing feelings for Hannah.
Then he learns of Ebersole's murder and comes to believe that the Freedom Network has targeted him-and Hannah-to avenge their leader's death to violence. Now Murphy must face the terrifying prospect of losing another woman he loves.
As the Troubleshooters desperately search for him, Murphy races toward a deadly confrontation with the Freedom Network and ultimate choice: surrender his life in hopes that Hannah will be spared, or risk everything to salvage whatever future they may have together.

Into the Fire is the 13th book in the Troubleshooter series.  FINALLY, we have gotten back to the basics that is the Troubleshooters.  I almost gave up on this series, the last few books have been filled with nothing to do with the Troubleshooters but were listed in the series, but this book brings us back to whats important.  Vinh lost his wife and his grip on reality at the same time.  His best friend and rock, Hannah, seems to be the only thing helping him keep it together, but she has been in love with him since she was young keeping that to herself when he chose Angelina over her, choosing to keep her feelings to herself.  The man that was believed to have killed Murphy's wife is found murdered and Murphy doesn't know if he actually did it.  Hannah along with the help of the Troubleshooters set out to prove Murphy's innocence.  I loved getting to see how their relationships all came together.  Very complex and yet simple all at the same time.  The action was jam packed in this book and we got not one but 2 love stories that appeared in this book, plus one of our favorites relationship is going down hill fast.  Throughout the book, we get to see clips of all of the different relationships.  The beginning of the book is like a flashback of when Hannah and Angelina meet...then skip to when Vinh and Angelina are introduced.  It was great to be back in the land of the Troubleshooters and see all of the dynamic relationships, even when a team member doesn't necessarily care for another member, they are still willing to die for them.

Notable Quote:
"Careful, I feel myself slipping back to actively not liking you." (Nash and Dave)

The beginning of the book was a little hard to follow jumping back and forth in time, but that would be my only gripe with this book.  I loved the story line and how it all came together in the end, even if I wasn't completely happy with the turn out of who gets whom.  I would recommend this book, as I would many of the Troubleshooter series.  Looking forward to Dark of Night.  

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