Great Read! (If you want more, look for these titles!)
Suz's Navy SEALs
--Tall, Dark & Dangerous--
PRINCE JOE, SIM #720, TDD #1, June 1996
FOREVER BLUE, SIM #742, TDD #2, October 1996
FRISCO'S KID, SIM #759, TDD #3, January 1997
EVERYDAY, AVERAGE JONES, SIM #872, TDD #4, August 1998
HARVARD'S EDUCATION, SIM #884, TDD #5, October 1998
IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, SIM #896, TDD #6, December 1998 (Reissued in 4/05 as HAWKEN'S HEART)
THE ADMIRAL'S BRIDE, SIM #962, TDD #7, November 1999
IDENTITY: UNKNOWN, SIM #974, TDD #8, January 2000
GET LUCKY, SIM #991, TDD #9, March 2000
TAYLOR'S TEMPTATION, SIM, TDD #10, July 2001
NIGHT WATCH, SIM, TDD #11, September 2003
There are three main reasons to buy this book: 1) Suzanne Brockmann wrote it, so you know it's going to be good; 2) it IS a great story, and 3) both Ms. Brockmann and MIRA are very up-front about this book being a reissue of one of her previous releases.
Originally published in December 1998 as IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR, the story has lost none of it's originality, sensuality, or action/adventure.
The story revolves around William "Crash" Hawken, a member of SEAL Team Twelve who gets framed for the murder of his Admiral boss and mentor, Jake Robinson. With his SEAL Team, superiors, and once friends convinced that he set the Admiral up for assassination, Crash has no one to turn to. Thankfully, someone comes to HIM.
Nell Burns spent a lot of time with Crash the previous year, at the home of Admiral Robinson and his live-in lover, Daisy Owens. The couple had been together for over twenty-years, and although they'd never had children of their own, they considered Crash to be their son. When Daisy is diagnosed with a deadly brain tumor, both Nell, her personal assistant, and Crash, her nephew, decided to make her last days as wonderful as possible.
That last year, Nell and Crash were lovers--for one night. But neither has ever forgotten the other, and now that Crash is literally fighting for his freedom, reputation, and very life, the two are on the run to find the real murderer of Admiral Robinson.
You won't go wrong with this book, or any other in Suzanne Brockmann's SEAL series.
One of the earlier of Brockman's series on the SEALS. This book was issued as "It Came upon a Midnight Clear" in 1998.
This book was then revised and re-issued in 2005 as "Hawkin's Heart" If you haven't read this series-START. One of my very favorite series.
Navy SEAL Crash Hawken awakens in a Washington, D.C., hospital to learn that he is the prime suspect in the assassination attempt on a commanding officer. Charged with treason, conspiracy and murder, he is alone--except for Nell Burns.
Navy SEAL Crash Hawken awakens in a Washington D.C. hospital to learn he is the prime suspect in the assassination attempt on a comanding officer. Charged with treason, conspiracy and murder, he is alone-except for Nell Burns. Nell and Crash have a history-as friends, as lovers. And she knows he could not have committed these crimes. Soon, they are in the run, determined to uncover what really happened the night of the attempted assassination. But first they have to survive another day.