Into the Storm

Troubleshooters Series, Book # 10
Ballantine Books
Hardcover release date: August 15th, 2006
About 400 Pages
New York Times Hardcover Fiction Bestseller
Hero: Mark “Jenk” Jenkins, US Navy SEAL
Heroine: Lindsey Fontaine, TS Inc operative
Location: San Diego, California & New Hampshire
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Hear an excerpt of the audiobook read by Patrick G. Lawlor and Melanie Eubank

In a remote, frozen corner of New Hampshire, a Navy SEAL team and the elite security experts of Troubleshooters, Incorporated are going head-to-head as fierce but friendly rivals in a raid-and-rescue training exercise. Despite the frigid winter temperatures, tension smolders between veteran SEAL Petty Officer Mark “Jenk” Jenkins and former cop turned Troubleshooter Lindsey Fontaine after an impulsive night goes awry. And then, suddenly, Tracy Shapiro, the Troubleshooters’ new receptionist, vanishes while playing the role of hostage during a mock rescue operation.

Teaming up with the FBI to launch a manhunt in the treacherous wilderness, Jenk and Lindsey must put aside their feelings as a record snowstorm approaches, dramatically reducing any hope of finding Tracy alive. The trail is colder than the biting New England climate until a lucky break leads to a horrifying discovery—a brutally murdered young woman wearing the jacket Tracy wore when she disappeared. Suddenly there is a chilling certainty that Tracy has fallen prey to a serial killer—one who knows the backwoods terrain and who doesn’t play by the rules of engagement.

In a race against time, a raging blizzard, and a cunning opponent, Jenk and Lindsey are put to the ultimate test. Rising everything, they must finally come together in a desperate attempt to save Tracy — and each other.


“Brockmann’s latest adrenaline-laced Team Sixteen-Troubleshooters, Inc. novel has all the right ingredient, including terrific characters, a riveting plot rich in action and adventure, and expertly witty writing. Into the Storm is sexy, suspenseful, and irresistible.” — John Charles, Booklist

Romantic Times gave the book 4 and 1/2 stars and a Top Pick! They say: “The interplay and character development make this story especially entertaining for long-time fans of the series… Another excellently paced, action-filled read. Brockmann delivers yet again!

Pat Rouse, from Rouse’s Readers Groups also gave the book a thumbs up! She calls INTO THE STORM” Ms. Brockmann’s most suspenseful book to date…. Great laugh-out-loud moments… Only Suzanne Brockmann could combine creepy and funny… and do it so brilliantly!”

Another 4 and 1/2 star review: “Suzanne Brockmann is an undisputed master at writing military and suspense fiction. Into The Storm is another of her looks inside the world of the elite men and women who are involved in military and counterterrorism operations at home and around the world. But this time the danger they are facing is much closer to home in the form of a brutal serial killer. The world that Brockmann paints shows these people in a very human and real way, showcasing their strengths as well as their weaknesses, which makes what they do all the more amazing.

“Brockmann skillfully weaves the many personalities and storylines together, and adds enough tension and suspense to keep the reader turning the pages. For anyone who is familiar with her other books, featuring either SEAL Team Sixteen or Troubleshooters Incorporated, there is the added bonus of seeing old friends and catching up with their lives. With a blend of humor and suspense, she adds enough passion and angst to make this a realistic and fascinating tale.

“As always, Brockmann delivers the kind of story that her readers expect—action, danger and passion all rolled into one. Into The Storm is sure to be another huge hit with readers.” Read the entire review at

Fun Facts

  • INTO THE STORM is available as an audio book from Brilliance Audio — read by Patrick Lawlor and Melanie Ewbank! (Available in both abridged and unabridged. Authors always recommended the unabridged version!)
  • INTO THE STORM includes a new Sam & Alyssa (and Jules!) short story called “Sam Takes an Assignment in Italy” in the back of the book. (This story is now included in the TS short story anthology, Headed for Trouble.)
  • Suz recorded “Sam Takes an Assignment in Italy” as a bonus track for the Brilliance Audiobook version of INTO THE STORM.
  • INTO THE STORM is one of only a handful of Suz’s books set in cold weather.