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Force of Nature (Troubleshooters, Bk 11)
Force of Nature - Troubleshooters, Bk 11
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Florida private investigator and ex-cop Ric Alvarado's life is spiraling out of control.  His beautiful new girl Friday, Annie Dugan, is far more interested in fieldwork than filing, and despite Ric's best efforts to ignore the attraction, sparks are flying between them.  Then one of Ric's clients turns femme fatale and tri...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780345480163
ISBN-10: 0345480163
Publication Date: 8/2007
Pages: 400
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 117 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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MELNELYNN avatar reviewed Force of Nature (Troubleshooters, Bk 11) on + 669 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
The FBI has had an agent working undercover in the home of crime boss Gordon Burns, for over two months, working on getting information on possible terrorist activity. When that agent misses her check in Jules Cassidy assumes the worse and works on trying to find out what happened to the agent, while wrapping up the case against the Mr. Burns.

When Annie hires in at her brother's long time friend's PI office, she is under the assumption she is going to be working on cases, not answering phones. Ric doesn't want Annie doing anything remotely dangerous, but when a simple missing person case comes up, he takes Annie along. When it turns out the missing person links them to Gordon Burns, Ric and Annie eventually get in contact with Jules and the FBI. (For you long time Troubleshooter fans, you may remember Ric as the police officer that befriends Gina when her hotel room is broken into.)

Entering into the mix is Robin Chadwick, Jules' long time 'infatuation'. His star is on the rise and he has caught the attention of the movie lover, Gordon Burns; making this crime fighting threesome into a foursome.

Like any of the stories in the Troubleshooters series, there was no shortage of action and adventure. However, the highlight of this story for me was the characters, the relationships and how they all worked together. Ric and Annie were a hilarious and fun duo, I laughed and laughed. Jules and Robin have had two years to stew and think about their feelings for one another; finally they are 'forced' to confront each other, to be honest.

I can't think of a single thing I disliked about this story or would change; even the book's dedication was touching. A bonus to the story is that we are treated to glimpses/updates into some of the other Troubleshooter's lives and introduced to a character that I hope shows up in a future book. Ms. Brockmann wrote a story that managed to be hilarious, emotional, action packed, heart warming, suspenseful and impossible to put down. It's one of those rare books that after you finish reading it, you are tempted to turn back to page one and start the journey all over again!
reviewed Force of Nature (Troubleshooters, Bk 11) on + 1215 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I am a huge fan of Ms. Brockmann's, & have read all the Troubleshooters books. This one does not disappoint, but only enhances her in my eyes.
Brava! Can't wait for the next one.
tioga avatar reviewed Force of Nature (Troubleshooters, Bk 11) on + 167 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Ric Alvarado is an ex-cop turned private investigater. Ric and his Girl Friday, Annie, think they have accepted a simple, safe trace case. Bullets start flying and they end up in the employ of crime boss, Gordon Burns. The FBI is interested in Burns and have been watching his compound and movements for two years. The FBI agent that infiltrated Burns' organization has gone missing and feared dead. Ric and Annie are approached by FBI agent Jules and recruited to help get the goods on Burns. Robin Chadwick happens to be in town promoting his latest movie.He is thrilled to see Jules again after several years and tries to resume where they left off. As the heat between Ric and Annie and Jules and Robin reaches dangerous levels, so do the risks they're willing to take.

Brockman delivers again. Four stars.
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Helpful Score: 2
Suzanne Brockmann continues to impress me with her well written love stories featuring a diverse group of individuals. Jules' story with Robin is, to me, the feature story, and is amazingly done! Suzanne continues to create memorable characters that move from book to book, increasing the depth of the Troubleshooters world - which continues to be a microcosm of the real one.

Suzanne writes great love stories about people who may or may not be white, straight, or perfectly built - and the story isn't about any of those things exclusively, but those characteristics are built in seamlessly.
lighthouse-lady avatar reviewed Force of Nature (Troubleshooters, Bk 11) on + 13 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
My house could have fallen down around me and I wouldn't have cared. This book is fabulous! I have been reading the books in the Troubleshooters series pretty much one after another for the last month or so, and this one has definitely moved up toward (if not to) the very top of my favorites list.

The story was great, with a very believable plot. Ric and Annie were both normal, down to earth likeable characters who you really WANTED to get together. I loved, loved, loved the development of the Robin/Jules romance. I know the gay romantic plot may put some people off, but I honestly thought it was done just right. I was definitely pulling for them to work out their issues and have their love conquer all.

I felt like I was watching a movie while reading this book. I was alternating between reading fast so I could see what happens next and reading slow (and rereading certain parts) because I wanted to savor every exciting, stressful, emotional and touching scene in the book. I didn't want it to end.
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This series is my favorite and this book was the best yet. Brockmann's characters are well written and even her support characters become friends. This is one of my favorite books of the series. I find myself rereading the series and see something new each time.
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Another great read by Ms. Brockmann. The story was satisfying and I loved that Jules got his HEA even if it was the secondary storyline.
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Loved this book! I was almost ecstatic to see Jules and Robin finally get their story told, even if it wasn't the main story line. I also truly enjoyed Ric and Annie and am waiting on pins and needles for the next book that comes out in November.