Gone Too Far

Gone Too Far

Book - 2004
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In a novel of action, intrigue, and romance, a U.S. Navy SEAL and an FBI agent race to unravel a mystery-while confronting their own unresolved feelings for each other.

In his career as one of America's elite warriors, Lt. Sam Starrett can do no wrong. In his private life, Sam-the king of one night stands-has done little right. Now, he's waiting for a divorce and determined to stay active in his young daughter's life. But when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife's home in Sarasota, Florida, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is gone and the body of a woman lies brutally murdered on the floor.

FBI agent Alyssa Locke's relationship with Sam has been overwhelmingly intense and nearly catastrophic, yet it refuses to end. The last time she saw Sam was six months earlier, when they worked together to stop terrorists from assassinating the U.S. President. Much to her dismay, Alyssa is assigned to lead the murder investigation and once again the two are face to face. When explosive information surfaces linking Sam to the still unsolved assassination plot, the stakes are raised. With her reputation hanging in the balance, and her loyalties in question, Alyssa is faced with an impossible dilemma:arrest a man she believes to be innocent, or risk her career.

While Alyssa tries to fight their intense attraction, Sam is determined to heat things up between them once again. And the complex case pushes them both to the wrong side of the law-and on the run to discover the truth. As more agents step into the chase, and with Sam's daughter still unaccounted for, neither Alyssa nor Sam can predict just how deadly hot this situation is about to become. . . .

A thrilling novel that ranges back into the days of World War II, into friendships, families, liaisons, betrayals, and the code of honor that binds the U.S. Navy SEALs, Gone Too Far is an electrifying experience in suspense-and a brilliant tale of lives lived on the edge.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2004
Edition: 1st mass market ed
ISBN: 9780345456939
Branch Call Number: F BRO NVD
Characteristics: vi, 536 p. ; 18 cm


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clsuriel Apr 04, 2015

Dont like the sam and locke romance ..its the worst one and so drag on...i mean 5 books are you kidding me. .horrible. ..

LRS1969 Sep 14, 2014

3 stars for overall readability and general enjoyment.

But 1 star for gross error. One that I had to give heavy weight to.

I think that I am starting to grasp the pattern here.

The reviewers (and most readers?) are basically (90+%???) female and look at these pretty strictly as Romance Novels and let any type of historical accuracy or legal accuracy be damned.

The author - who should have known better - completely disregards the Posse Comitatus Act. The one that has been around since 1878 and updated in 1981 and prohibits the U. S. Military (and active duty personnel thereof) to operate on American soil in a law enforcement capacity in any mode.

In March of 2009, U.S. Army MPs from Ft. Rucker were deployed into Samson, Alabama to assist local law enforcement with traffic control, securing the crime scene (following a murder spree) and (unofficially) establish a general area perimeter. A subsequent investigation revealed that the Posse Comitatus Act had been violated and there were a number of military prosecutions.

For information on the Act, see:


I have read ones out of order (no big deal) but getting through many more is going to be tough!

booklady1 Feb 25, 2014

5 stars Brockmann has done it again. A skillfully written entertaining tale, rich with complex characters snappy dialogue, and sweet moments. This series have me hooked. I couldn't put it down, I stayed up all night just to finish it. I was completely absorbed. Love, love, love, Sam and Alyssa they are two incredibly fascinating characters...with remarkably strong chemistry between them. *SIGH* they are my favorite couple.... and I was most anxious to read their story. The drama, romance, emotions, and complexity of the characters is so believable it made the scenes come to life on the pages. Brockmann is the reigning queen when it comes to writing military romance. Thank you S B for writing the troubleshooters series. I love each and everyone of them guys and gals!!!!!

May 08, 2013

BEST EVER Sam/Alyssa's story is the best in the Troubleshooters series. It's a great idea to read the books in order to follow how they met first and how their relationship grew. I have read the series out of order but it's still great. Superb characters, wonderful dialogue, got romance, action, suspense, heart stopping emotions pouring out of the characters, SUPERB. This series is very addictive....

Feb 14, 2013

10 stars! Absolutely FABULOUS, Brockmann has it all, great style, it has all of the above: romance, action, drama, very life like characters. The Troubleshooters series is my absolute favorite and Sam/Alyssa's story is one of the best ever. Read the books in order to know how the characters really come together. Wonderful dialogue, I can't wait to read the next in this series!

Jan 15, 2013

IMO this is the best book in the series. It had me cry, laugh, and smile - pretty much all at the same time. Brockmann is a wonderful and talented author and the Troubleshooters storyline is amazing. I suggest reading the books in order as it would make you appreciate the complexity of the characters (and the story) even more.

May 13, 2012

5 stars
I've been looking forward to this book, pretty much from the 2nd novel in the Troubleshooters series (this being the 6th). Brockmann's characters are so rich and real, and it's easy to fall in love with them. It was nice to get to know (and admire) Jules more in this book, in addition to the expansion of the Sam/Alyssa, Mary Lou/Ibraham, and Max/Gina story lines. And it is incredibly satisfying to finally have Sam and Alyssa together! The intelligence and skill of the characters is never disappointing, and Brockmann maintains the suspense without handicapping or overloading them in any way. Her books just get better and better, and I'm always anxious to read the next installment.

Feb 16, 2011

I have read this series out of order but have still totally enjoyed it. Have fallen in love with this author!

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