Hot Target

Hot Target

A Novel

Book - 2005
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Random House, Inc.
New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann knows exactly what makes hearts race and pulses pound: peril and passion. No one succeeds more brilliantly at blending these exhilarating elements in breathtaking novels of men and women forced to grapple with the deepest emotions and the highest risks. And there’s no better proof than her new novel of suspense: Hot Target aims to thrill on every level.

Like most men of action, Navy SEAL Chief Cosmo Richter never learned how to take a vacation. So when he finds himself facing a month’s leave, he offers his services to Troubleshooters Incorporated. Founded by a former SEAL, the private-sector security firm is a major player in the ongoing war against terrorism, known for carrying out covert missions too volatile for official U.S. military action. But the first case Richter takes on is anything but under the radar.

High-profile maverick movie producer Jane Mercedes Chadwick hasn’t quite completed her newest film, but she’s already courting controversy. The World War II epic frankly portrays the homosexuality of a real-life hero–and the storm of advance media buzz surrounding it has drawn the fury of extremist groups. But despite a relentless campaign of angry E-mails, phone calls, and smear tactics, Chadwick won’t be pressured into abandoning the project. Then the harassment turns to death threats.

While the FBI appears on the scene, nervous Hollywood associates call in Troubleshooters, and now Chadwick has an army of round-the-clock bodyguards, whether she likes it or not. And she definitely doesn’t. But her stubbornness doesn’t make FBI agent Jules Cassidy’s job any easier. The fiercely independent filmmaker presents yet another emotional obstacle that Cassidy doesn’t need–he’s already in the midst of a personal tug-of-war with his ex-lover, while fighting a growing attraction to Chadwick’s brother.

Determined to succeed–and survive–on her own terms, Chadwick will face off with enemies and allies alike. But she doesn’t count on the bond she forms with the quiet, capable Cosmo Richter. Yet even as their feelings bring them closer, the noose of deadly terror all around them draws tighter. And when all hell erupts, desire and desperate choices will collide on a killing ground that may trap them both in the crossfire.

Baker & Taylor
When her latest feature film makes her the target of angry extremist groups, producer Jane Chadwick finds herself surrounded by bodyguards, including the enigmatic Cosmo Richter, hired to protect her from would-be assassins.

Blackwell North Amer
Like most men of action, Navy SEAL Chief Cosmo Richter has never learned how to take a vacation. So when he finds himself facing a month's leave, he offers his services to Troubleshooters Incorporated. Founded by a former SEAL, the private-sector security firm is a major player in the ongoing war against terrorism, carrying out covert missions too volatile for official U.S. military action. But the first case Richter takes on is anything but under the radar.
High-profile maverick movie producer Jane Mercedes Chadwick hasn't quite completed her newest film, but she's already courting controversy. The World War II epic frankly portrays the homosexuality of a real-life hero - and the storm of media buzz surrounding it has drawn the fury of extremist groups. But despite a relentless campaign of angry e-mails, phone calls, and smear tactics, Chadwick won't be pressured into abandoning the project. Then the harassment turns to death threats.
Though the FBI is on the scene, nervous Hollywood associates call in Troubleshooters, and now Chadwick has an army of round-the-clock bodyguards whether she likes it or not. And she definitely doesn't. But her stubbornness doesn't make FBI agent Jules Cassidy's job any easier. The fiercely independent filmmaker presents yet another emotional obstacle that Cassidy doesn't need - he's already in the midst of a personal tug-of-war with his ex-lover, and now he's also fighting a growing attraction to Chadwick's brother.
Determined to succeed - and survive - on her own terms, Chadwick will face off with enemies and allies alike. And yet she hasn't counted on the bond she'll form with the quiet, capable Cosmo Richter. Even as the noose of deadly terror around them draws tighter, their feelings bring them closer. And when all hell erupts, desire and desperate choices will collide on a killing ground that may trap them both in the crossfire.

Baker
& Taylor

When her latest feature film makes her the target of angry extremist groups, producer Jane Chadwick reluctantly finds herself surrounded by round-the-clock bodyguards, including the enigmatic Cosmo Richter, on leave from the Navy SEALs and hired by Troubleshooters to protect her from would-be assassins. 135,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Ballantine, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780345467935
0345467930
Branch Call Number: FICTION BROCKMANN
Characteristics: xii, 383 p. ; 25 cm

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ginshu Oct 18, 2013

A great read with a batch of characters....could mot put it down...gin

jcharmed Mar 07, 2013

I read this book for Jules.I have been following Jules. I absolutly love him and I can't wait for him to get eveything he wants. Jane and Cosmo were great charcters. Jane was really funny. Robin needs to get his act straight and make himself worthy of a man like Jules. I know they are destined and have been in love from the beginning. I also could not stand Adam. I wanted to kill him for hurting Jules and getting between him and Robin. He used Robin for that reason so that Jules wouldnt want to be with Robin. He took advantage of Robin when he was completely inebriated. Jules should of been Robin's first not his ex boyfriend.

booklady1 Nov 24, 2012

Suzanne B kick ass series is storytelling at it's best.. Incredible vivid lead characters. I love the Troubleshooter guys... Cosmo and Jane are good together, they had to go through some bad times to find there happy ending. and Jules i love him he is waiting for is true love is sunlight i hope he gets it. I know it will be with Robin.

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vloveg
May 18, 2012

(5 stars)
I love Cosmo and Jules! I'm fond of Robin too, but Jules is right to wait - he does deserve sunlight. I like Jane, but she really lucked out with Cosmo. I'm glad that Patty wasn't portrayed as a sweet, innocent Disney princess, because someone has to have an agenda to "fall in love" with that little provocation. Brockmann, as always, keeps the suspense going to the end and gives us rich, believable characters who make the best of difficult situations. Also, another short story about Sam & Alyssa at the end, which is good - I definitely got used to seeing them in every book earlier in the Troubleshooters series.

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vloveg
May 18, 2012

(5 stars)
I love Cosmo and Jules! I'm fond of Robin too, but Jules is right to wait - he does deserve sunlight. I like Jane, but she really lucked out with Cosmo. I'm glad that Patty wasn't portrayed as a sweet, innocent Disney princess, because someone has to have an agenda to "fall in love" with that little provocation. Brockmann, as always, keeps the suspense going to the end and gives us rich, believable characters who make the best of difficult situations. Also, another short story about Sam & Alyssa at the end, which is good - I definitely got used to seeing them in every book earlier in the Troubleshooters series.

v
vloveg
May 18, 2012

(5 stars)
I love Cosmo and Jules! I'm fond of Robin too, but Jules is right to wait - he does deserve sunlight. I like Jane, but she really lucked out with Cosmo. I'm glad that Patty wasn't portrayed as a sweet, innocent Disney princess, because someone has to have an agenda to "fall in love" with that little provocation. Brockmann, as always, keeps the suspense going to the end and gives us rich, believable characters who make the best of difficult situations. Also, another short story about Sam & Alyssa at the end, which is good - I definitely got used to seeing them in every book earlier in the Troubleshooters series.

v
vloveg
May 18, 2012

(5 stars)
I love Cosmo and Jules! I'm fond of Robin too, but Jules is right to wait - he does deserve sunlight. I like Jane, but she really lucked out with Cosmo. I'm glad that Patty wasn't portrayed as a sweet, innocent Disney princess, because someone has to have an agenda to "fall in love" with that little provocation. Brockmann, as always, keeps the suspense going to the end and gives us rich, believable characters who make the best of difficult situations. Also, another short story about Sam & Alyssa at the end, which is good - I definitely got used to seeing them in every book earlier in the Troubleshooters series.

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Glenda1012
May 14, 2011

I like this author's Troubleshooters series. The major storyline was good. But I did get tired of the author's promoting her own personal agenda with the gay subplot. Thus the 2 1/2 star rating, just average. This is number 8 in the series, and I do plan to read more.

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cjr2010
Mar 04, 2011

LOVED this one! Great story and the character story lines were great. Loved the main storyline and the sub-story line was great! Can't wait to read more about these characters.

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