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Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann

Hot Target

by Suzanne Brockmann

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Series: Troubleshooters (8)

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This book was a page turner... I couldn't put it down!

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  Teenycakes | Sep 27, 2015 |
I'm surprised how much I liked this, considering I don't read romance or suspense. I guess I was in the mood for something different and this was well enough done to keep my interest. I don't expect to hunt down more of the series, though. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Cosmo and Jane. Probably my favorite couple other than Sam and Alyssa. I am completely committed to this series. I'll probably read it as long as she writes it. ( )
  lesmel | Jul 13, 2013 |
Hot Target
Book 8 in Troubleshooters series

Cosmo Richter & Janey Chadwick; WWII: Jack Shelton & Hal Lord

Navy SEAL Cosmo Richter needs to take a 30-day leave to help care for his mother who has broken both of her wrists. She insists on home health care instead, so he offers to help out his former CO Tom Paoletti provide security through Troubleshooters, Inc. for a Hollywood movie producer who has been sent numerous threatening emails. The FBI has gotten involved as well (sending Special Agent Jules Cassidy) because they think the emails are coming from a known neo-Nazi group located in Idaho who may be unhappy about the movie being made. J. Mercedes Chadwick ("Janey") starts off giving the impression of being a party girl but it soon is apparent that she is playing "Hollywood's game" in order to stay in the spotlight so she can continue receiving the funding to make the movies she wants to. As she slowly reveals her true personality, Cosmo's feelings for her change from disdain to respect and admiration and eventually to love. Cosmo himself has always been known as the strong and silent type with an air of danger surrounding him that creeps most people out. We get to know him and realize he is quite different from how he is perceived. He is patient, kind, and sensitive.

The movie Jane is making, "American Hero" is based on the lives of two soldiers who fell in love during WWII. One of the men, Jack Shelton, now an elderly set designer, is on set and also providing narrative voice overs. His love affair with Hal Lord only lasted through the end of the war because Hal was unable to go back home and admit to everyone (especially a very intolerant father) that he was gay. This coincides with the contemporary storyline of Jane's brother, Robin Chadwick, a known womanizer who is struggling with his own sexuality. Robin and Jules are attracted to each other but Jules has finally broken it off for good with his lover, Adam Wyndham, who is charming but is a self-absorbed user and serial cheater, and Jules is unwilling to start something up with Robin unless and until he comes out and is willing to live his life in the open. Jules is not going to settle for anything less than an honest, committed and loving relationship.

The crazy stalker ends up causing havoc on set on several occasions and with a sadistic shooting spree, changes the life of one member of the Troubleshooter team in an irrevocable way.


This was a terrific story and one of the best in this series so far, but I was truly touched by the author's Dedication of the book to her son. Her loving words brought actual tears to my eyes. What a gift she has given her son.

Also included is a short story about Sam & Alyssa (Locke) Starrett. Sam is home taking care of his daughter, Haley, for the week. Alyssa is off on an op back in K-stan protecting Senator Eugene Ryan and his entourage when their helicopter is shot down. Sam is now in the position that the Navy SEAL wives are often in, wait-and-see for information that their loved one is all right. He is offered immediate support from those wives, who come over and help care for Haley while at the same time they are trying to help him cope with his fear until he finally hears back from Alyssa that she made it through. It was an interesting twist (which Sam recognized as well) on the spouses left at home not knowing what is going on on the other side of the world. ( )
  AddictedToMorphemes | May 1, 2013 |
Navy Seal Chief Cosmo Ritcher had to take a forced vacation because his mother got sick but he finds that is hard to be idle and listening to Broadway tunes on repeat. When his ex-Commander Tom Paoletti offers him a silver bullet assignment, Cosmo jumps right to it.
Movie producer J. Mercedes Chadwick is threatened by someone who doesn't want her movie based on a WWII gay story to hit the cinemas but when Troubleshooters are contracted to secure her, things got a little hot and heavy and turn to something different. Cosmo discovers that this is not a silver bullet op and tries everything to protect everybody from danger.

In this book we get to know Cosmo better (I loved it) as well as Jules Cassidy. This is the first time that Robin gets in touch with Jules and it's an important book to read in order to understand the others. (I guess that I'm repeating myself but from now on, every book must be read in order in order to understand some parts of the plot.)
I love this one too, especially because this one is a close to heart to Suzanne and it's impossible not tear up while reading the dedication. Thanks Suzanne for your wonderful work and for your dedication to gay rights. ( )
  Lost_Lenore | Apr 21, 2013 |
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New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann knows exactly what makes hearts race and pulses pound: peril and passion. No one succeeds more brilliantly at blending these exhilarating elements in breathtaking novels of men and women forced to grapple with the deepest emotions and the highest risks. And there’s no better proof than her new novel of suspense: Hot Target aims to thrill on every level.

Like most men of action, Navy SEAL Chief Cosmo Richter never learned how to take a vacation. So when he finds himself facing a month’s leave, he offers his services to Troubleshooters Incorporated. Founded by a former SEAL, the private-sector security firm is a major player in the ongoing war against terrorism, known for carrying out covert missions too volatile for official U.S. military action. But the first case Richter takes on is anything but under the radar.

High-profile maverick movie producer Jane Mercedes Chadwick hasn’t quite completed her newest film, but she’s already courting controversy. The World War II epic frankly portrays the homosexuality of a real-life hero–and the storm of advance media buzz surrounding it has drawn the fury of extremist groups. But despite a relentless campaign of angry E-mails, phone calls, and smear tactics, Chadwick won’t be pressured into abandoning the project. Then the harassment turns to death threats.

While the FBI appears on the scene, nervous Hollywood associates call in Troubleshooters, and now Chadwick has an army of round-the-clock bodyguards, whether she likes it or not. And she definitely doesn’t. But her stubbornness doesn’t make FBI agent Jules Cassidy’s job any easier. The fiercely independent filmmaker presents yet another emotional obstacle that Cassidy doesn’t need–he’s already in the midst of a personal tug-of-war with his ex-lover, while fighting a growing attraction to Chadwick’s brother.

Determined to succeed–and survive–on her own terms, Chadwick will face off with enemies and allies alike. But she doesn’t count on the bond she forms with the quiet, capable Cosmo Richter. Yet even as their feelings bring them closer, the noose of deadly terror all around them draws tighter. And when all hell erupts, desire and desperate choices will collide on a killing ground that may trap them both in the crossfire.

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"Though the FBI is on the scene, nervous Hollywood associates call in Troubleshooters, and now Chadwick has an army of round-the-clock bodyguards whether she likes it or not. And she definitely doesn't. But her stubbornness doesn't make FBI agent Jules Cassidy's job any easier. The fiercely independent filmmaker presents yet another emotional obstacle that Cassidy doesn't need - he's already in the midst of a personal tug-of-war with his ex-lover, and now he's also fighting a growing attraction to Chadwick's brother." "Determined to succeed - and survive - on her own terms, Chadwick will face off with enemies and allies alike. And yet she hasn't counted on the bond she'll form with the quiet, capable Cosmo Richter. Even as the noose of deadly terror around them draws tighter, their feelings bring them closer. And when all hell erupts, desire and desperate choices will collide on a killing ground that may trap them both in the crossfire."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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