Over the Edge

Over the Edge

by Suzanne Brockmann

As one of the best helicopter pilots in the naval reserves, Lieutenant Teri Howe is strong, dedicated, and highly skilled-until a past mistake surfaces, jeopardizing everything she's worked for.

Rock steady Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok has made a career of tackling difficult challenges.

So it's no surprise when he comes to Teri's aid, knowing that his personal code of honor-and perhaps his heart-will be at risk.

But when a jet carrying an American senator's daughter is hijacked, Stan's unflinching determination and Teri's steadfast courage are put to the ultimate test.

  • Series: Troubleshooters
  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 4.22
  • Pages: 395
  • Publish Date: September 27th 2005 by Ballantine Books
  • Isbn10: 0345486412
  • Isbn13: 9780345486417

What People Think about "Over the Edge"

I havent read the first two books and I am going to go back and remedy that, before I proceed with the rest of the series. Now I have to stop myself from going and grab Max and Ginas book.

Alyssa and Sam - Amazing that when Sam finally stops acting like an alphadouche and starts acting like a real-live human being, he gets better. I can't help but think these subplots - and the rest of the book - would be much better served to remove them entirely and just put them in their own series. I'll be avoiding the audios from here on out, and at this point, I think I'm better off skipping around to the ones that I want to read instead of going in order.

Sam and Alyssa...What to say about their love/hate, on-again/off-again cluster of a relationship thats been brewing ever since the first book? Then towards the end, when it looks like they have finally reached an understanding and are making honest head way towards starting a real relationship, Brockmann throws out a doozy of a hope/HEA crusher and cliffhanger thats a major letdown.

Stan and Teri were such a cute couple. The Sam and Alyssa parts will break your heart. :) Unlike quite a few fans of this series, I loved the WWII storyline in each book.

Sr. Chief Stan Wolchonok, SEAL team 16's own Mr. Fix-It, witnesses Teri Howe (one of the best pilots in the Naval Reserves) being sexually harassed and wonders why she doesn't deck the guy? SEAL team 16 are deployed to rescue the hostages, with Sam Starrett running the op. While in the steaming, hostile country affectionately called The Pit, Stan and Teri connect, Sam and Alyssa write another chapter in their stormy love story, Max and Gina are introduced and we learn a little back history about a WWII holocaust survivor. Stan is not alpha dog material like Sam, but he still make a great hero. Brockmann gives their story a light comic touch with Stan's attempts to set Teri up with the clueless Mike Muldoon while trying to suppress his own feelings for her. This is because Brockmann has very clearly let the reader know that Sam and Alyssa's sniping is only "on" when they are in front of each other. I loved the scenes of the SEAL team as they drill tirelessly to board the plane using Alyssa, Jules and Teri as stand in terrorists.

As Stan and his team work with the FBI hostage negotiators and local police, they come up with a plan to free the hostages. Along with Stan and Teris burgeoning romance and the SEALs working on a rescue plan, we have a WWII flashback story told by Jewish woman whose family hid from the Nazis in occupied Denmark.

I'm a huge fan of the many intricately woven plot lines and once again, I found myself fascinated with the unique, flawless way this author weaves detailed backstories into her present day stories. I enjoy the easy and accurate way this author delivers every detail, both past & present. She weaves needed information right into her story lines as the action unfolds.

Called All Through the Night, this was the first mainstream romance novel with a hero and a hero to hit the New York Times hardcover fiction bestseller list. Her work has earned her repeated appearances on the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists, as well as numerous awards, including Romance Writers of America's #1 Favorite Book of the Year (three years running), two RITA Awards, and many Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Awards.