Into the Fire

Into the Fire Cover

Into the Fire

By Suzanne Brockmann

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345501547, 594pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2009

Suspense doesn t burn any brighter and desire doesn t run any deeper than when Suzanne Brockmann takes the helm, opens the throttle, and takes readers along for a breathless ride as she breaks the thrill barrier again and again. With Into the Fire, Brockmann lights the fuse on her most explosive story yet.
Vinh Murphy ex-Marine and onetime operative for the elite security firm Troubleshooters Incorporated has been MIA ever since his wife, Angelina, was caught in a crossfire and killed during what should have been a routine bodyguard assignment. Overcome with grief, Murphy blames the neo-Nazi group known as the Freedom Network for her death. Now, years later, Freedom Network leader Tim Ebersole has been murdered and the FBI suspects Murphy may have pulled the trigger. To prevent further bloodshed, Murphy's friends at Troubleshooters scramble to find him and convince him to surrender peacefully.
Murphy himself can t be sure what he did or didn t do during the years he spent mourning and lost in an alcohol-induced fog. He does know he occasionally sought solace from Hannah Whitfield, a former police officer and the very friend who d introduced him to his beloved late wife.
But Hannah, still grappling with the deafness that resulted from an injury sustained while on duty, was fighting her own battles. For years Hannah had feelings for Murphy, and one painful night their suffering brought them together in a way neither expected and both regretted.
Murphy is ready to rejoin the living. As always, he finds himself knocking on Hannah's door, and as always, his longtime friend welcomes him back into her home. Yet even as Murphy slowly rebuilds his splintered life, he continues to fight his growing feelings for Hannah.
Then he learns of Ebersole's murder and comes to believe that the Freedom Network has targeted him and Hannah to avenge their leader's death to violence. Now Murphy must face the terrifying prospect of losing another woman he loves.
As the Troubleshooters desperately search for him, Murphy races toward a deadly confrontation with the Freedom Network and ultimate choice: surrender his life in hopes that Hannah will be spared, or risk everything to salvage whatever future they may have together.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn t pan out, Suzanne Brockmanntook her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling and explored brave new worlds as a"New York Times"bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty years, she has written more than fifty novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women and sometimes men who win their hearts. In addition to writing books, Suzanne Brockmann has co-produced a feature-length movie, the award-winning romantic comedy"The Perfect Wedding, "which she co-wrote with her husband, Ed Gaffney, and their son, Jason. She has also co-written a YA novel, set in the world of her paranormal Fighting Destiny series, with her daughter, Melanie. Find Suzanne Brockmannon Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and visit her website to find out more about upcoming releases and appearances."

Praise For Into the Fire


Force of Nature

“Brockmann deftly delivers another testosterone-drenched, adrenaline-fueled tale of danger and desire that brilliantly combines superbly crafted, realistically complex characters with white-knuckle plotting.”

Into the Storm

“Brockmann is an undisputed master at writing military and suspense fiction [with] action, danger and passion all rolled into one.”
–Curled Up with a Good Book

Breaking Point

“Readers will be on the edge of their seats.”
–Library Journal