Vinh Murphy, the one time operative of
Troubleshooters Inc., has finally resurfaced, though he will
never be able to forget the death of his wife, Angelina,
during what was supposed to be a routine assignment. He
finally seems to have given up his path of self destruction
and has shown up at his best friend Hannah’s. Hannah has
loved Vinh since she first met him years ago in Alaska.
Heck, she even introduced him to her best friend Angelina.
But, Vinh isn’t the only one who has suffered. While he was
grieving for her best friend she was involved in a horrific
accident which left her on death’s door, and, as a result,
though she lives she will always limp and be completely
Now as suddenly as Vinh has appeared,
the man that he has always held accountable for Angelina’s
death, the head of a neo-Nazi group called the Freedom
Network, appears to have been murdered. The FBI and others
suspect Vinh and unfortunately the time period when this was
supposed to have happened is all gone from Vinh’s memory, as
part of his alcohol and pain killer haze.
Suddenly everyone seems to be gunning
for Vinh and he doesn’t want Hannah in the cross fire.
Especially as with his sobering up he comes to realize just
what she means to him. As Troubleshooters desperately
searches to help bring him in he will do whatever is
necessary to keep Hannah safe. Even if that means
surrendering himself to the FBI – or die trying to take down
the Freedom Network.
But Troubleshooters Dan, Decker and
others don’t think Vinh has gone that far off the deep end
after talking with Hannah and will do what it takes to help
put the entire situation right. When one of their own is
killed you will see all those from past Troubleshooter
Into the Fire is book
number thirteen in the Troubleshooters world by Suzanne
Brockmann. While some might have worried that she was
getting off track with her last few books, she is right back
into the middle of danger with Into the Fire.
As usual there were at least three different stories to
follow, which were woven together and easily followed,
though I was a bit frustrated with where Izzy’s story was
left. I have seen where many people feel that some of the
other characters seem to be acting out of character in this
story. I do not agree. I think that Ms. Brockmann has made
wonderful strides in making some of her characters grow and
react to situations after ten years of reading about them.
Case in point is Vinh and how he finally decides to join the
living and what he will do to keep Hannah safe. I also love
Ms. Brockmann’s strong characters and feel Hannah shows this
trait to a ‘t.’ I look forward to book fourteen.
The team that reads Into the Fire
is one that has read many of Ms. Brockmann’s books and is
therefore a set of voices that seem like an old friend
reading to me. They are able to portray the situation and
add danger where needed. I think the duo reads well
together and enhances the story.