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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (3,727 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Suzanne Brockmann Narrator: Patrick Lawlor, Melanie Ewbank Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Troubleshooters Series Release Date: December 2014 ISBN: 9781483038049
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From unrelenting action to intense emotion, from high-stakes drama to breakneck pacing, New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann is a novelist who does it all. Flashpoint is an exciting thriller about men and women operating where agents of the US government cannot, where America’s most ruthless enemies thrive—and where every step you take just might be your last.

Jimmy Nash has already lived two lives—and he can’t talk about either of them. Formerly an operative of a top secret government agency, he has found a new job with a shadowy company called Troubleshooters Inc. Created by a former Navy SEAL, Troubleshooters Inc. helps anyone in desperate need—which provides a perfect cover for its other, more perilous objective: covert special operations.

Now Nash and a quickly assembled team of expert operators have come to the earthquake-ravaged country of Kazbekistan in the guise of relief workers. There amid the dust and death, in a land of bloodred sunsets and ancient blood feuds, they must track down a missing laptop computer that may hold secrets vital to national security.

To get it done, Nash does what he does best: break every rule in the book and manipulate those who can help him get what he needs. But this time Nash may have met his match in Tess Bailey, a Troubleshooters operative with all the right instincts—and zero field experience. The chemistry between them is immediate—and potentially explosive. Now these two professionals must play out their dangerous games in the world’s most dangerous place, cut off from their own government, cutting deals with people they can’t trust, and guarding forbidden passions that threaten to compromise their crucial mission.

A full-throttle adventure teamed with heated emotion, Flashpoint proves that Suzanne Brockmann can spin suspense unlike any other author working today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Powerhouse author Brockmann opens up a new chapter in the exploits of SEAL Team 16. Creating Troubleshooters Inc. opens the door to whole new vistas for her to explore.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars)

  • “Veteran romantic-suspense novelist Brockmann serves up a heady mix of tension, romance, and international intrigue…Car bombs, shady American reporters, police interrogations, aftershocks, and hot sex complicate matters, but it’s a hotel ambush and Tess’ kidnapping that sends both men on the rescue effort of their lives. Their brisk success allows the romantic entanglement to resume center stage, where, as far as romance fans are concerned, it belongs.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Really, really good…Flashpoint is an impressive work. Brockmann gets points for continuing to explore new directions and doing so quite well.”

    Bookreporter

  • “It should come as no surprise to listeners that Brockmann began her career as a screenwriter. The dialogue in her romantic suspense novels is always plentiful and finely tuned, which is partly why her newest offering translates so well to audio. The rest of the credit belongs to Ewbank and Lawlor, who narrate alternate sections of the book, Ewbank taking on the chapters told from a female perspective and Lawlor handling those told from a male point of view…Both narrators…deliver the book’s spirited banter with gusto, making this an enjoyable beach listen.”

    Publishers Weekly audio review

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 2/19/2014

    " I was worried about liking this one as it is the first in the series that is not focused on SEAL Team 16, even if there are some familiar players. I have to say that I really enjoyed it though. Nash and Tess were a solid lead couple, and I enjoyed the supporting cast as well (I'm hoping we'll see Decker in a future book, fingers crossed). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elli | 2/13/2014

    " some readers may not really enjoy this book, since it doesn't focus on one of the SEAL team 16 members, but its a good introduction to how suzanne is transistioning from focusing on the SEALs to the Troubleshooters. and it was great to revisit the Pit :) but as i've said before about brockmann's books, i love her characterizations and how there are overarching story lines that continue from one book to another. i just can't put her books down--even if it is 1 am! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/2/2014

    " For whatever reason, it seems like Brockmann does her best work in Kazbekistan. In this, the seventh installment of the Troubleshooters she returns to The Pit with all emotional guns blazing and manages to blow it completely out of the water with a layered tale of love, lust, betrayal, and explosives. Jimmy Nash is one of Brockmann's more complicated heroes, and her willingness to make his happy ending a work in progress is what sells Flashpoint. Perfect for anyone who ever thought Moneypenny should bag James Bond. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rossy | 1/27/2014

    " I only finished this book because am anxious to read Max's story, but the way this story was told made me actually stop reading it more than once. The dynamic from the previous books was missing and the lack of knowledge on these new characters didn't make it any better. The story itself would have been fine on its own, but after reading the first 6 books one after the other it was a bit shocking. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 1/22/2014

    " Not sure if I liked this book more because I read it on no sleep. But I liked the tension and action, even if I found it a bit repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angi Morgan | 1/12/2014

    " Great addition to the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Darci | 1/11/2014

    " My least favorite Troubleshooters one yet. Everyone was so bitchy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 11/14/2013

    " A bit of a different vein for her Troubleshooters series; I enjoyed it though I would have liked to have seen what had happened with certain members of Team Sixteen since the last book. I did wish there was more character development with the two main characters, though. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Chris Murray | 8/26/2013

    " Recommended to me as exciting read -it's a fast read but not a terribly compelling story. Thought the male characters were weak-the female characters silly stereotypes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristen | 7/26/2013

    " Can't remember if I've read this one before. Just finished re-reading #6, and decided to follow with this one. I'm taking advantage of the new option of downloading Overdrive (library) books to my Kindle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joene | 5/5/2013

    " Fine story about those sexy Seals and the people they love, protect, and are involved with. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharla | 3/24/2013

    " Excellent "Troubleshooters" book. I love learning more about all the players. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy | 3/3/2013

    " I really liked this one. It had all new people in the story. Troubleshooters Inc. is the new set up for Tom since he is out of the military. The story was good and I liked the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Holly | 1/23/2013

    " Good book, have read before and I an not the type to re read a book. One and done... That is my motto "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tasha | 11/14/2011

    " Not one of my favorites because it didn't contain any of the usual team members. The main characters of this one, I didn't know. I might have enjoyed it more if they had been introduced in other books first instead of giving them their own book when they were still unknowns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/4/2011

    " Terrific mix of suspense and romance, if you consider passion mixed with intelligent verbal sparring "romance." I thought it was great fun. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 5/18/2011

    " I enjoyed the story part, but the romance part was way over the top and totally unrealistic in the situation!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raema | 5/7/2011

    " This was my first Suzanne Brockmann's book and I'd like it so much that I had to read all Susie collection. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/6/2011

    " Good. Retired military form group called Troubleshooters - hired by government to handle impossible missions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 5/5/2011

    " Another FBI/Seal thriller. Great Read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeanie | 4/24/2011

    " This one was not as good as others in the series -- yes, the suspense was there but all I wanted to do was get to the end.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hubjeanne | 1/31/2011

    " A fairly good book; I'd read another of hers if I came across it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristi | 12/1/2010

    " I didn't care for this one as much as some of the others in the series, but it was still a good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angi | 11/8/2010

    " Great addition to the series.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 MRS | 11/3/2010

    " This was without a doubt my favorite Troubleshooters books yet (I've read all but 3 now). I enjoy a good, dark hero and when balanced by the love of a great (and likable) woman, the story just can't get any better. I also liked Dave and Decker and can't way for their stories! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianna | 10/27/2010

    " Not sure if I liked this book more because I read it on no sleep. But I liked the tension and action, even if I found it a bit repetitive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 9/10/2010

    " Terrific mix of suspense and romance, if you consider passion mixed with intelligent verbal sparring "romance." I thought it was great fun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elvira | 7/20/2010

    " I liked the mix of adventure and romance. It was an intelligent thriller yet a soft chick read. "

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About the Author
Author Suzanne Brockmann

Suzanne Brockmann is a New York Times bestselling author of more than fifty books and is widely recognized as one of the leading authors of romantic suspense novels. Her work has earned her numerous awards, including the Romance Writers of America’s #1 Favorite Book of the Year, two RITA Awards, and several awards from RT Book Reviews. She lives west of Boston with her husband, author Ed Gaffney.

About the Narrators

Patrick Lawlor, an award-winning narrator, is also an accomplished stage actor, director, and combat choreographer. He has worked extensively off Broadway and has been an actor and stuntman in both film and television. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many starred audio reviews from Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews.

Melanie Ewbank has performed in numerous film and regional theater productions. She also appeared on the Lifetime television series Strong Medicine.