Gone Too Far

Troubleshooters Series, Book # 6
Ballantine Books
Hardcover release date: July 15, 2003
About 500 Pages
New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller
Hero: LT Roger “Sam” Starrett, US Navy SEAL
Heroine: Alyssa Locke, FBI Agent
Location: Sarasota, Tampa, and central Florida
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In her sizzling, award-winning novels of suspense, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann delves into the adrenaline-rushed world of counterterrorism–and taps into the real passions of its brave men and women. Now, in her widely anticipated hardcover debut, she spins a story of action, intrigue, and romance, as a U.S. Navy SEAL and an FBI agent race to unravel a mystery– while confronting their own unresolved feelings for each other…

In his career as one of America’s elite warriors, Lt. Sam Starrett can do no wrong. In his private life, Sam–the king of one-night stands–has done little right. Now, he’s waiting for a divorce and determined to stay active in his young daughter’s life. But when Sam shows up at the door of his ex-wife’s home in Sarasota, Florida, he makes a grisly discovery. His daughter is gone and the body of a brutally murdered woman lies on the floor.

FBI agent Alyssa Locke’s relationship with Sam has been overwhelmingly intense and nearly catastrophic, yet it refuses to end. The last time she saw Sam was six months earlier, when they worked together to stop terrorists from assassinating the U.S. President. Much to her dismay, Alyssa is assigned to help with the murder investigation and once again the two are face to face. When explosive information surfaces linking Sam to the still unsolved assassination plot, the stakes are raised. With her reputation hanging in the balance, and her loyalties in question, Alyssa is faced with an impossible dilemma: arrest a man she believes to be innocent, or risk her career.

While Alyssa tries to fight their intense attraction, Sam is determined to heat things up between them once again. And the complex case pushes them both to the wrong side of the law–and on the run to discover the truth. As more agents step into the chase, and with Sam’s daughter still unaccounted for, neither Alyssa nor Sam can predict how hot this deadly situation is about to become.

A thrilling novel that ranges back into the days of World War II, into friendships, families, liaisons, betrayals, and the code of honor that binds the U.S. Navy SEALs, Gone Too Far is an electrifying experience in suspense–and a brilliant tale of lives lived on the edge.


Linda Howard says: “At last! Sam and Alyssa’s book! GONE TOO FAR is Suzanne Brockmann’s best book to date. There’s everything anyone could want: action, danger, suspense, passion, and tears. This is one I’ll read again.”

Lisa Gardner says: “Suzanne Brockmann always delivers kickass heroes, unforgettable heroines and nail-biting tales of suspense.”

Tess Gerritsen says: “Sizzling with military intrigue and sexual tension, with characters so vivid they leap right off the page, GONE TOO FAR is a bold, brassy read with a momentum that just doesn’t quit.”

Romantic Times Book Club Magazine’s Jill M. Smith gives GONE TOO FAR four and a half stars and a Top Pick. She says: “With GONE TOO FAR, bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann makes the leap into hardcover. Fans of SEAL Team 16 have been waiting a long time for Sam’s story to play out — and it was definitely worth the wait. This is her best book to date!”

Booklist says: “In this exceptionally suspenseful tale, Brockmann’s sleek combination of taut plotting, superb characterization, and sizzlingly sexy, emotionally intense romance is absolutely addictive.”