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The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1)
The Unsung Hero - Troubleshooters, Bk 1
Author: Suzanne Brockmann
SOMETIMES LOVE IS THE GREATEST VICTORY.... — After a near-fatal head injury, Navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown.  When he calls for help, the navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings.  In a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent disaster...  more »
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780804119528
ISBN-10: 080411952X
Publication Date: 6/6/2000
Pages: 416
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 255 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
Members Wishing: 0
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reviewed The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1) on + 9 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Tom Paoletti is a Navy SEAL who's been injured and goes to his hometown to rest and recuperate. Dr. Kelly Ashton is his childhood friend who happens to live next door. What happens when Tom spies a thought-dead terrorist in the airport and then in his hometown? That's one of the plots of this novel. There is also a great story involving Kelly's dad and Tom's uncle set during WWII. This book (written pre 9/11) can be a tough read at times because now terrorism has hit home. But still--it had me riveted throughout and when I got to the last part I couldn't put it down. The WWII story is also a great sub-plot about what it means to be a hero and sacrifice. The conclusion of this novel is one that made me think hard about some truths--something that is pretty impressive for a romance novel.
reviewed The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1) on + 22 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
Brockmann's Tall, Dark, and Dangerous books were great within the constraints of series romance. But The Unsung Hero is a full-length novel which develops the Navy Seal Team concept much further. Successfully interweaves storylines from present-day and World War II. Highly romantic while full of action. First in the series.
reviewed The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1) on + 277 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
Good characterizations, a well developed story line, but a very intense read. Too much tragedy for my taste.
ArashiJun avatar reviewed The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1) on + 58 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I like this author. The story is centered around a Navy Seal home to recover from an injury, the girl next door, terrorists and flashbacks to WWII. I enjoyed the love stories and the military action. A very good read.
mamadoodle avatar reviewed The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1) on + 1105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
GREAT! 1st in her Troubleshooters Series about Navy SEALS on SEAL Team 16.
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robinmy avatar reviewed The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1) on + 1764 more book reviews
On a 30-day medical leave after suffering a head wound in the line of duty, Navy SEAL Lt. Tom Paoletti belives he recognizes The Merchant, a presumed dead international terrorist, at the airport. His superiors question his story, wondering if he is suffering from paranoia due to his head injury. As Tom tries to relax while visiting his great uncle Joe, he sees Kelly Ashton, a childhood friend he hasn't seen in years. As Kelly and Tom get reacquainted, they realize the chemistry that drew them together as teenagers is still strong. But when Tom once again sees The Merchant, he questions his sanity. Has his injury caused career-ending problems? Or is there a terrorist in their midst?

I have wanted to read this book for a long time after hearing so many good things about it. I have to say it lived up to its praise. This book has many story threads. If you are not a fan of multiple storylines, this may not be the book for you. Besides the romance between Tom and Kelly, and the fact that Tom is seeing terrorists when others are questioning his sanity, we have a WWII flashback story about Tom's Uncle Joe and his best friend Charles Ashton (Kelly's father), who met during the war. Another story thread is a secondary romance between Tom's niece, Mallory and a geeky comic book artist named David.

I loved this book and had a hard time putting it down. All of the stories were strong and blended beautifully by the end of the book. I can't wait to start the next book in Brockmann's Troubleshooters series. My rating: 5 Stars.
reviewed The Unsung Hero (Troubleshooters, Bk 1) on + 2 more book reviews
This whole series is awesome. It's my second time reading it!
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I've only read the Tall, Dark series from Brockmann before this book. With the Tall, Dark series I wasn't able to make a decision about Brockmann's writing. There were stories from the series I absolutely hated and then there were ones I loved. So I wasn't sure how I would feel about this book.

I have to say I was thoroughly impressed with this one and can't wait to keep reading the series. I know the back cover claims the story is about Tom and Kelly but there was so much more. There was the story about Charles and Joe during World War II. There was the story about Tom's niece, Mallory and David. They were interesting and one didn't necessarily out-shine the other. I was really into all three story line. There was also enough danger to keep you on your feet.

Some of Kelly's indecision was annoying but Brockmann kept it at a minimal so that by the time Kelly reaches her epiphany, I wasn't about to kill her. All her characters were well developed and intriguing. I find it interesting that Brockmann made a point of making Tom to be not so physically perfect. I wonder why.

Really worth the read. I'm so glad I decided to give one of Brockmann's novel a try.


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