Book Reviews of Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, Bk 9)

Breaking Point (Troubleshooters, Bk 9)
Breaking Point - Troubleshooters, Bk 9
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
ISBN-13: 9780345480125
ISBN-10: 0345480120
Publication Date: 7/2005
Pages: 384
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 134 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 3
Let me start by saying I've really enjoyed the other books in this series, but this one was pretty bad! Where do I start? With the fact that Gina is a very immature 22 year old chasing 40-something Max? That instead of the probably intended sexy romantic devotion she comes across as scary nympho stalker chick? That she actually gets in confrontations with Max's nursing staff, when she has no apparent education or experience of her own?

The beginning of the book takes place while Max is in rehab for injuries. He repeatedly asks Gina to leave, but Stalker Gina is sure he reallyreally loves her. That he's reallyreally just protecting her. After he asks her to go, she strips, hops into his bed and they have sex, while he tries repeatedly to tell her to leave. If you reversed the roles, say a young woman in rehab asking her male friend to leave, and he did this - he'd be up on rape charges. Stalker Gina never quite gets that she's always initiating, that Max has actually proposed to another woman, that he doesn't want a relationship with her and has told her this. Nope Stalker Gina knows that Max is her guy. Whether he wants to be or not.

I don't know whether Brockman intended to write Gina as the mentally and emotionally unbalanced stalker that she is in the early part of the book, but seriously - didn't anyone edit this? I just didn't see them as a viable couple for anything other than sexual attraction.
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Helpful Score: 2
As commander of the nation's most elite FBII counterterrorism unit, agent Max Bhagat leads by hard-driving example: pushing himself to the limit and beyond, taking no excuses, and putting absolutely nothing ahead of his work. That includes his deep feelings for Gina, the woman who won his admiration and his heart with her courage under fire. When the shocking news reaches him that Gina has been killed in a terrorist bombing, nothing can keep Max form making a full investigation--and retribution--his top priority. At the scene of the attack, Max receives an even bigger shock. Gina is very much alive--but facing a fate worse than death. Along with Molly, a fellow overseas relief worker, Gina has fallen into the hands of a killer who is bent on using both women to bait a deadly trap. His quarry? Grady Morant, aka "Jones," a notorious ex-special forces operative turned smuggler who made some very deadly enemies in the jungles of Asia and has been running ever since. But with Molly's life on the line, Jones is willing to forfeit his own to save the woman he loves. The story takes you through the hotzone of global violence and corruption. Very well written and very exciting.
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Helpful Score: 2
I know this book received many great reviews. But this was a book I couldn't get into. I've read many Brockmann books but this story kept jumping back and forth between 18 months before present day, to four months before present day, then present day, then back again and forward again. The jumping time periods in the major character's lives was disconcerting. Cuts down on the forward flow and the tension that needs to be built in a book such as this about terrorists and kidnappings.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good book, but some of her earlier work is better.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is the 9th book in the Troubleshooters series. This is the conclusion of the Max & Gina story that started in book 3 "Over The Edge". This book also has what seems to be the conclusion of the Molly Anderson & Dave Jones (AKA-Grady Morant) story which started in book 4 "Out Of Control". There are no members of Troubleshooters Inc. or SEAL Team 16 present like previous books. FBI Agent Jules Cassidy is along for the ride and brings his wit & cheeky attitude to keep everyone going.
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Helpful Score: 1
This is one of the worst books I've read in a long time. Firstly, I do not like Brockman's style of writing at all - always tongue-in-cheek and facetious. I couldn't decide if she was trying to be funny, but she's definitely not funny. Second, the "romance" part is ridiculous - for example, they are in a life or death situation and the man does not take the "opportunity" to kiss the woman. Really??? Is this the time to be romantic? And third, the book is so predictable. It is obvious from the get-go what is and isn't going to happen.

This is the first book of Brockman's that I've tried reading and will definitely be my last.
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Helpful Score: 1
A very good conclusion to the Max & Gina story. The book contains lots of action, romance and good endings. I really enjoyed the story, and Suzanne Brockmann is a very good writer.
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Helpful Score: 1
Too musch gratuitous sex. I'm not a prude but I like my mysteries to be about a good plot, doesn't need sex to hold my interest.
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Ms. Brockmann is back on track with this latest installment.
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Excellent story. I couldn't put it down.
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Great book! Suzanne Brockmann's books are on my must-read list.
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uncommon valor in the line of duty and devotion for men and women who risk it all in the fbi.
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My first read of this author but it won't be the last.
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This is a continuation of the characters in Brockmann's FBI/ counterterrorism crew. Kept me interested and fleshed out the characters even more.
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If you like a good mystery this has it. Could not put this book down.
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Phenomenal book! Suzanne Brockman's Troubleshooters series will NOT disappoint!
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I have read them all. A great series.
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Id been looking forward to Max and Ginas story for a really long time and while I enjoyed the book for same reasons I enjoy most of Brockmanns books, I didnt love how this reunion played out. Im posting spoilers so I wont go into a lot of detail. Suffice it to say, Max and Ginas attitudes, reactions and reactions to each other were mostly annoying to me. Theyve been in love with each for YEARS and this is the their reaction to each other after not seeing or speaking to each other in over a year?
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Unabridged--12 CDs!
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Very intense. Keeps you interested and wanting more!
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I really like her Seal books. This one is very good.
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This is Max and Gina's story. At first I thought I must have skipped a book in the series, but then I realized there were many flashbacks which made the novel both interesting and confusing. Once I understood the way time flowed I had an easier time with it. Gina is kidnapped with Molly Anderson and Max, along with familiar characters Dave Jones (Grady Morant) and FBI agent Jules Cassidy travel to Indonesia to rescue them. Satisfying conclusion to both the stories of Max and Gina and Jones and Molly.
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Love the SEALS! I'm waiting on the next one
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Another great read by Ms. Brockman. This is Max & Gina's story. I enjoyed reading it. I can't wait to read her next book.
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high action.
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Interesting characters, characters from "Gone Too Far" making appearences. Good read.
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I loved this!
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max and gina's story with some jules thrown in. Suz never disappoints
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Very good...this book was very hard to put down and read in one setting!
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his book, which once again finds sexual sparks popping amid a hailstorm of bullets, focuses on the reunion of fierce FBI agent Max Bhagat and the much younger Gina Vitagliano. The two met in 2001's Over the Edge when Gina was beaten and raped by terrorists aboard a hijacked plane. Now, the unlucky heroine-innocent bystander is in peril again, but Max and his resourceful field agent, Jules Cassidy, another of Brockmann's regulars, are on hand to rescue her and her friend Molly from the mercenaries who have taken them captive. The source of all the trouble is David Jones (aka Grady Morant), a former Special Forces soldier who's wanted dead by the kidnappers. The romance between Jones and Molly, which was established in Out of Control (2002), adds another layer to this already meaty novel and ensures that the book contains enough sizzle to earn it a place on summer reading lists. However, it's Brockmann's zesty writing style and skill at creating dynamic, larger-than-life-yet somehow very human-characters that will earn it a permanent place on many readers' shelves.
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When FBI Commander Max Bhagat learns that his long-time love, Gina Vitagliano, has been killed in a terrorist bombing, he rushes to Germany to identify her body. But the woman in the morgue is not Gina. When Max learns that Gina and her friend, Molly Anderson, have been kidnapped, he and Jules Cassidy join forces with Molly's husband, Grady Morant (aka: David Jones) to search for the women.

The ninth book in Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooters series is action-packed. Since being introduced in the third book, we've been waiting for Max & Gina to finally get together. In this book we see what's been happening to them in the last few years. Each chapter jumps to a different point in time, from the present, to four months ago, to seventeen months ago, and back to the present. It took me a little while to get the time-line straight in my head, but we learn how Max & Gina got to this point in their relationship.

I'm happy that Brockmann brought back Molly & Jones. I loved them in "Out of Control" and hoped we'd see more of them. This book did not disappoint. My rating: 5 Stars.
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From Publishers Weekly
Few authors can weave together multiple romantic threads while keeping each story line taut and fresh, but Brockmann is a master at doing just that. Her characters' relationships often span several books, and their happily ever after, when it comes, is made all the more sweeter-and believable-for it. This book, which once again finds sexual sparks popping amid a hailstorm of bullets, focuses on the reunion of fierce FBI agent Max Bhagat and the much younger Gina Vitagliano. The two met in 2001's Over the Edge when Gina was beaten and raped by terrorists aboard a hijacked plane. Now, the unlucky heroine-innocent bystander is in peril again, but Max and his resourceful field agent, Jules Cassidy, another of Brockmann's regulars, are on hand to rescue her and her friend Molly from the mercenaries who have taken them captive. The source of all the trouble is David Jones (aka Grady Morant), a former Special Forces soldier who's wanted dead by the kidnappers. The romance between Jones and Molly, which was established in Out of Control (2002), adds another layer to this already meaty novel and ensures that the book contains enough sizzle to earn it a place on summer reading lists. However, it's Brockmann's zesty writing style and skill at creating dynamic, larger-than-life-yet somehow very human-characters that will earn it a permanent place on many readers' shelves.
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I didn't enjoy this choked, overdone writing style and so I never developed much interest in the storyline of BREAKING POINT.

All of her characters have the same smart-alec, tongue-in-cheek personality, which makes it super hard to take any of the plot as seriously as the narrative seems to expect you to.

So in the end I say if you're a fan of this Troubleshooters series, you'll probably read Book 9 no matter what, otherwise, skip it and read a better quality writer like Tami Hoag instead. Honestly, this was a waste of time for me.
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A tale of suspense with realistically complex and conflicted characters.
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Lots of suspense!
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When FBI hostage negotiator Max Bhagat discovers that his long-time love, Gina has been killed in a car bomb in Germany, he races to Berlin with FBI agent Jules Cassidy to identify the body and bring her home. When he discovers that it is not her, he sets a chain of events in motion to find out where she is and to finally profess his love. Max was finally successful in driving her away 17 moths earlier with his fears about their age difference, and Gina left him to join relief workers in Africa with her friend Molly (who was introduced in "Out of Control"). It appears that Gina was in Berlin to acquire a passport for Molly's husband, Grady Morant, who is an Army deserter turned former Asian drug lord's lackey.

When Jules, Grady, and Max reluctantly join forces to find the women, they are taken on a whirlwind trip all the way to Asia. But what appears to be a simple case of kidnapping leaves more questions than answers, particularly the motivations of the man who spirited the ladies away from Germany.
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As commander of the nation's most elite FBI counterterrorism unit, Max Bhagat put absolutely nothing ahead of his work. But when Max hears that the love of his life, Gina Vitagliano, has been killed in a terrorist bombing, nothing can keep him from making a full investigation--and retribution--his top priotity. At the scene of the attack, however, Max learns that Gina is still very much alive and in jeopardy.
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Max Bhagat, commander of the nation's most elite FBI counterterrorism unit, puts nothing ahead of his work. But then the love of his life, Gina Vitagliano, is listed as killed in a terrorist bombing.