The elite SEAL Team 16 Troubleshooters squad is called upon once again to take down a group of terrorists who have hijacked a commercial airplane in this densely plotted romantic thriller. Amid the exhaustive drills and daily dramas of the mission, Brockmann (The Defiant Hero, etc.) weaves three romantic threads: a wistful WWII romance recalled by a Holocaust survivor; a turbulent relationship between SEAL Sam Starrett and FBI sharpshooter Alyssa Locke; and a burgeoning romance between the team's Senior Chief Stanley Wolchonok and helicopter pilot Teri Howe. When Teri asks Stan to help her keep a harassing officer at bay, his instincts are to comfort her and crush the officer. Instead, Stan arranges for her to accompany his team on a cushy training op that quickly turns into a real-life rescue mission. Teri doesn't mind being in the middle of the action, and she's eager to spend time with the fierce but compassionate senior chief. Meanwhile, Sam struggles to earn Alyssa's trust; the FBI's negotiator tries to keep his dealings with an American hostage from growing too personal; and the SEALs prepare to take out the terrorists.
Another Great Brockmann read. Teri Howe and Senior Chief Stan Wolchonok come flying at you! "Over the Edge is an unforgettable story of an explosive hostage situation in which two people are caught between the call of duty and the lure of destiny." There are other subplots that deepen this book!
I think this is probably my favorite Suzanne Brockman book - which says it all because I LOVE all of her books. It has so many different stories going on that tie together in the most perfect way. It seems to flow so effortlessly though that it is not confusing at all. This is mainly Stan and Terri's story - and I love them. It also was a very important book for Sam and Alyssa, and introduces several characters that we come to love just as much in later books. I would recommend reading them all in order but this one is a "must read." It will stay on my keeper shelf.
The thing about Suzanne Brockmann is that she is able to really create more than one story in a book. Multiple Characters are in their own separate situations and it really keeps the books lively and will also give you hints as to who is going to be the main characters in the next book. Another wonderful job.
I enjoy Suzanne Brockmann's writing style and this book is no exception. If you're interested in learning more about the Navy Seals with a bit of romance thrown in, read this book.