Headed for Trouble


This book showcases the exquisite talent that Suzanne Brockmann has for creating intense and suspenseful tales that epitomize military romance. The resourceful and honed characters who are featured in these stories demonstrate courage not only in their professional lives but also in their private ones as well. There are quite a few very poignant and emotional stories that highlight the constant danger that those in the military face and the sacrifices and fear that their loved ones experience during the often extended periods of service. The glimpses of the discrimination and potentially harmful situations that are faced by those who are deemed different from what is acceptable are chilling and disheartening but these characters display grace and courage in dealing with potentially explosive situations.

It is fascinating to see the enlightenment that develops when the loved ones are placed in jeopardy that is usually a way of life to the warriors who serve and it makes me even more appreciative of the significant debt all of us owe to our soldiers and their families. It is helpful to have read the books in the series since these stories give the readers the sense of revisiting old friends but I think that even someone who has never ‘met’ these warriors would appreciate this book and be prompted to look for the books that give a more in-depth picture of the charismatic heroes presented. There are a couple of interviews that give insight into the author’s opinions and worldview and a heartwarming look at some of the growing families. A very poignant and entertaining read.

“Headed For Trouble” by Suzanne Brockmann is an anthology of writings about her popular Troubleshooters and Navy SEAL Team 16. It includes several remarkable short stories and a couple of intense novellas plus some whimsical interviews with some of the characters from this enthralling series. There is a a brief introduction that explains where the particular entry is positioned with respect to the overall timeline as well as a glossary almost at the end which gives enlightenment about some of the terms which are scattered throughout Ms Brockmann’s wonderful series. The overall theme of self-sacrifice and loyalty to country and friends and family is poignantly portrayed throughout the entire volume which does a fantastic job of filling in some of the gaps between the various books in the series.

Book Blurb for Headed for Trouble

New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann, whom USA Today calls “the reigning queen of military suspense,” breaks out a rapid-fire collection of pulse-pounding, heart-tugging stories and novellas featuring the intrepid men and women of Troubleshooters Inc., fiction’s hottest ultimate counterterrorism squad.

• Tough-as-nails Troubleshooters operative Sam Starrett learns the agony of loving someone in danger—and the hell of waiting on the home front—as his wife, Alyssa, hurtles into a foreign hotspot that’s about to boil over.

• Navy SEAL Frank O’Leary’s ill-fated holiday reunion with his older brother takes a turn for the better—when a chance encounter on a rainy New Orleans street gives Frank a reason to be thankful after all.

• In a maze of tunnels deep beneath a military base in Germany, Jules Cassidy, Alyssa Locke, and their comrades in arms match wits with terrorists on a mission with explosive consequences.

Plus more never-before-released adventures featuring Jenk, Izzy, Gillman, Lopez, Kenny, Savannah, and other members of SEAL Team 16—along with Suzanne Brockmann’s exclusive interviews with her beloved characters.

Looking for the best kind of trouble? You’ve found it!

Night Owl Reviews May, 2013 5.00