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Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters, Book 6) (edition 2004)

by Suzanne Brockmann

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Title:Gone Too Far (Troubleshooters, Book 6)
Authors:Suzanne Brockmann
Info:Ballantine Books (2004), Mass Market Paperback, 560 pages
Collections:Have read, Your library, ebook, series, Favorites, 2013
Rating:*****
Tags:2013, navy SEALs, romance, action, thriller, sarasota, florida, terrorists, counterterrorism, fbi, procedural, sam, alyssa, jules, mary lou, ihbraham, tom, kelly, max, gina, walt and dot, sam and noah, tuskegee airmen, WASPs, wwii, awesome, troubleshooters, jules cassidy, sam and alyssa

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Lt. Sam Starrett & Alyssa Locke; they finally get together ( )
  Talthor | Dec 31, 2013 |
Sam and Alyssa. Finally. I'm not sure why I love them as a couple. It's all the little things in this book that make it so good. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Gone Too Far
Book 6 in Troubleshooters series

Sam Starrett & Alyssa Locke - These two have been important secondary players in the previous books. Their history is full of fighting and hiding their true feelings from each other. They had finally reached a point where they were admitting how they felt about each other when Sam finds out a former girlfriend (Mary Lou) was pregnant, so he married her "to do the right thing". Fast forward a couple years through a miserable marriage and they are at the breaking point. This book picks up six months after Mary Lou's departure (with their daughter, Haley) to Florida to stay with her sister. After several weeks of no return phone calls from Mary Lou, Sam heads to Florida to make sure Mary Lou signs the divorce papers and get them filed. When he arrives at her home, he is devastated to find a corpse (whom he believes is Mary Lou) but no sign of Haley. This starts accusations flying about Sam's involvement in her murder and he eventually calls on Alyssa Locke for help. This starts off rocky because Alyssa, unfortunately, makes the incorrect assumption at first that Sam shot Mary Lou. I'm not sure how he gets over that one, but I guess love is definitely blind.

At the same time, Sam's CO, Tom Paoletti, is being questioned for the events surrounding the botched assassination attempt on the President six months ago. He is being accused of smuggling the weapons used onto the base, as well as acquiring those weapons in an earlier mission in which they were allegedly on board a crashed helo that had to be scuttled by Tom's SEAL Team 16. It is obvious he and his team are either being framed or just being used as scapegoats to satisfy the powers that be.

Mary Lou is a major player in this story as she is actually in hiding from Bob Schwegel, the man posing as an insurance salesman, who was actually involved in the attack on the President. She had discovered that Bob had used her car as the means for smuggling the weapons onto the Naval base. She also saw him near her sister's home and was able to get away before he killed her. She never called the police or the FBI or even Sam (her husband & SEAL team member) for help because she was afraid she would be arrested for being part of the plot.

Max Baghat & Gina Vitagliano - These two finally meet back up when Max heads to Florida to help in the search for Mary Lou. Max has been trying for a couple years to stay away from Gina because he is worried about their age difference (around 20 years) and the fact that she may just think she cares for him because of transference. He knows how he feels about her, but he's not sure he wouldn't be taking advantage of her vulnerability. He was the hostage negotiator who helped get her out of a terrorist hijacking alive--although not undamaged by her captors. He also, naturally, feels a lot of guilt and self-blame for what had happened to her, although she doesn't see it that way at all. She knows those events could not be stopped by him and she truly believes he is the reason she got out of there alive.

WWII story - Involves Sam's adopted father figure, his Uncle Walter Gaines, who was a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, and Dorothy "Dot" Smith, a member of the WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots). Both of these characters had already passed away but their story was told through memories and letters they had written each other during the War before they were married. Their story was an important one revolving around their mixed marriage and dealing with racism. They showed Sam what unconditional love was for the first time in his life and helped turn his life around, giving him a home and helping protect him from his abusive father and neglectful mother.

The WWII-era story tied in with the contemporary story and it's different examples of racist attitudes, racial profiling, homophobic attitudes, bullying, fear and ignorance. A quote from a letter Walter had written Dot during the War states, "I don't understand such thinking. If it's not race, it's religion. I don't understand why people look for each other's differences, instead of the ways in which we are all the same." ( )
  AddictedToMorphemes | Apr 22, 2013 |
After the shooting at the navy base when the President came to visit, the life of Roger "Sam" Starrett turned around: his wife left him and took their daughter with her. Now, finally putting an end to a miserable marriage, Sam tracks down Mary Lou only to find her dead. However, things got a little out of hand when Lt. Tom Paoletti is arrested and questioned for treason; Sam then turns to the only person that can help him: Alyssa Locke.

This is my favorite one of the series. It is impossible not to like Sam Starrett or not to feel a like sorrow for him and his life. This is an important book to read not only because this is the beginning of the Troubleshooters but also because with this book, a cycle ends and all the people that we "heard" about are going to be more developed and we get to know them a little better. ( )
  Lost_Lenore | Apr 11, 2013 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0345456939, Mass Market Paperback)

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–while confronting their own unresolved feelings for each other. . . .

In his career as one of America’s elite warriors, Lt. Sam Starrett can do no wrong. In his private life, Sam–the king of one night stands–has done little right. Now, he’s waiting for a divorce and determined to stay active in his young daughter’s life. But when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife’s home in Sarasota, Florida, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is gone and the body of a woman lies brutally murdered on the floor.

FBI agent Alyssa Locke’s relationship with Sam has been overwhelmingly intense and nearly catastrophic, yet it refuses to end. The last time she saw Sam was six months earlier, when they worked together to stop terrorists from assassinating the U.S. President. Much to her dismay, Alyssa is assigned to lead the murder investigation and once again the two are face to face. When explosive information surfaces linking Sam to the still unsolved assassination plot, the stakes are raised. With her reputation hanging in the balance, and her loyalties in question, Alyssa is faced with an impossible dilemma:arrest a man she believes to be innocent, or risk her career.

While Alyssa tries to fight their intense attraction, Sam is determined to heat things up between them once again. And the complex case pushes them both to the wrong side of the law–and on the run to discover the truth. As more agents step into the chase, and with Sam’s daughter still unaccounted for, neither Alyssa nor Sam can predict just how deadly hot this situation is about to become. . . .

A thrilling novel that ranges back into the days of World War II, into friendships, families, liaisons, betrayals, and the code of honor that binds the U.S. Navy SEALs, Gone Too Far is an electrifying experience in suspense–and a brilliant tale of lives lived on the edge.

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After arriving at his ex-wife's home to discover his daughter missing and the body of a murdered woman on the floor, U.S. Navy SEAL Sam Starrett joins forces with FBI agent Alyssa Locke to find a killer.

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