Note from Suz: DO OR DIE is the first book in my new romantic suspense trilogy called “Reluctant Heroes.”
This new series is a Troubleshooters spin-off. In fact, DO OR DIE is set in the Troubleshooters world, so TS lovers will feel right at home. Martell Griffin, from FORCE OF NATURE (Ric & Annie, and Jules & Robin’s book) plays a large role in the story, as do Jules Cassidy’s FBI underlings, Deb and Yashi.
But all three of those characters come into DO OR DIE unhindered by layers of backstory from books past (it was getting heavy under all those layers, from sixteen books!), so the trilogy is handily accessible to new readers. Yes, Martell is still a very funny man, and he’s still working as a lawyer in Sarasota. And yes, Deb and Yashi are still employed by the FBI. They all bring their special skills and talents to DO OR DIE. (I do love writing from Martell’s point of view! You’ll be seeing more of him in books two and three, coming soon…)
And just to make “Reluctant Heroes” even more warmly familar, the book’s hero is a former Navy SEAL (and an alleged international art and jewel thief!) named Ian Dunn. When the story starts, Ian is serving time in a Florida state prison for a relatively low-level crime. The heroine is a lawyer named Phoebe Kruger who gets entangled with Ian over the course of several extremely action-packed days.
DO OR DIE is a fun, upbeat book (shades of Kenny Karmody’s book, OUT OF CONTROL–which I think of as my version of “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” meets “The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming” meets the Troubleshooters series!), with plenty of action, thrills, and suspense, along with fast-paced sparring and sparks between Ian and Phoebe. (I hope you’re going to like it!)