Alyssa and Sam are on their way to New
York City to teach a few self-defense techniques to a
newly-elected New York State Assemblywoman and her chief of
staff, after a political controversy generates hate mail.
While this is supposed to be an easy assignment they take
their son Ash with them and some of the Team Sixteen SEALs
(to stand around and look large and menacing) with them.
What none of them expect is that Alyssa
might be the real target, of a serial killer who has his
sights on her, and has for years. Now the killer, known
only as “The Dentist” is determined to obtain his prize no
matter who is in his way. Now the easy assignment for
Alyssa and the guys is turning up dead bodies left and
right, bringing Jules (FBI) and his husband to New York to
SEALs of Team Sixteen are some of the
strongest secondary characters in Hot Pursuit.
You will see Gilligan finally find the woman who might be
his match, if he doesn’t mess things up too badly, that is.
Izzy will be given a few choices, and you will learn a
little more about one of the teams’ members who is involved
with another man. But, don’t be distracted as all this is
happening while the team works hard with Sam and Alyssa to
determine what is going on, hopefully before someone else is
When Alyssa and Jen are captured by
“the Dentist” can they escape on their own, be rescued by
Team Sixteen and Sam, or will one of them be lost before the
story wraps up?
Ms. Brockmann is one of the ‘grand
dames’ of romantic suspense and in past years has had a
number of stories that while have romance in them it is
almost secondary to the intrigue and action. Hot
Pursuit is definitely one of those stories; in a way
it felt like it was a story arc between books, sort of
Troubleshooters 14.5. You have a couple of solid
relationships that stay solid in the story and you have the
potential of two new ones but the new ones are not resolved
by the end of the story. All that being said this is still
one super suspenseful story. Hot Pursuit has
more than one potential villain and you will be given just
enough clues to make all the suspects interesting. I do
have to say there are a couple of characters, while I can
see them being real people, annoyed me as a reader. I hated
Mick and Dan for more than 75% of the book but in the end I
at least really liked Dan.
Hot Pursuit is a strong
offering in the Troubleshooters series. I can’t wait for
Izzy’s story to come out next year. I listened to Hot
Pursuit as an unabridged audio and as usual the team
reading this story does a phenomenal job keeping the story
moving and interesting.