Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Review: Flashpoint

Flashpoint (Troubleshooters Series, Book #7) Flashpoint by Suzanne Brockmann

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a fantastic entry into the Troubleshooters series. I was a little apprehensive about this one because the characters were unfamiliar. I could see, if you were waiting a year between books, how this one might throw you off. But, new characters rock. Jimmy Nash is one of the more fascinating characters in this series. I wish there was time to explore his background more. A lot of it was left opaque simply because the book was about his future, not his past. But, oh, how interesting his past seems to have been!

Tess....well, there were parts of her story that seemed a little hard to believe. But, overall, she was also very engaging. There were times when you wanted to throw her overboard (even though she wasn't on a ship) but whenever she argued, it seemed like her position was the most sensible one. Funny that.

Decker, Murphy, Dave, and the rest of the supporting cast all have real work to do, and have real character development. As usual, Brockmann is just setting up for them having "their own" book in the future.

Very few flaws in this book. Also, a good one to start if you're new to the series. Best to start at the beginning, naturally, but this is also a good entry point if the beginning isn't possible.

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