Some Kind of Hero


Troubleshooters Series, # 19
Hardcover and e-book from Ballantine Books
Audio from Blackstone Audio, read by Bahni Turpin and Patrick Lawlor
In stores: July 11, 2017
400 pages
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Suzanne Brockmann’s signature mix of high-octane action and electrifying passion leaves readers breathless—and eager for more of her ultra-sexy operatives. Now, the author USA Today hails as “the reigning queen of military suspense” makes an explosive return to her bestselling Troubleshooters series.

Navy men don’t come tougher than Lieutenant Peter Greene. Every day he whips hotshot SEAL wannabes into elite fighters. So why can’t he handle one fifteen-year-old girl? His ex’s death left him a single dad overnight, and very unprepared. Pete can’t relate to an angsty teen, but at least he can keep Maddie safe—until the day she disappears. Though he’s lacking in fatherly intuition, Pete’s instinct for detecting danger is razor sharp. Maddie’s in trouble. Now he needs the Troubleshooters team at his back, along with an unconventional ally.

Romance writer Shayla Whitman never expected to be drawn into a real-world thriller—or meet a hero who makes her pulse pound. Action on the page is one thing. Actually living it is another story. Shay’s not as bold as her heroines, but she’s a mother. She sees the panic in her new neighbor’s usually fearless blue eyes —and knows there’s no greater terror for a parent than a child at risk. It’s an ordeal Shay won’t let Pete face alone. She’s no highly trained operative, but she’s smart, resourceful, and knows what makes teenagers tick.

Still, working alongside Pete has its own perils—like the heat between them rising out of control. Intimate emotions could mean dangerous, even deadly, consequences for their mission. No matter what, they must be on top of their game, and playing for keeps . . . or else Pete’s daughter may be gone for good.


With brilliant sexual chemistry, laugh-out-loud humor, riveting action, and flawlessly rendered characters, Brockmann’s latest quickly draws readers back into her high-stakes Troubleshooters world…Beautifully written and as heart-gripping as it is satisfying.” — Library Journal *Starred Review*

Well worth the wait. Jam-packed with adrenaline-fueled action and sizzling sexual tension, this is grade-A romantic suspense that will delight RITA award-winning Brockmann’s dedicated core of fans as well, and lure new readers.” — Booklist *Starred Review*

Brockmann brings her typical storytelling virtuosity to this new setting and also delves into the dark history of the Japanese internment during World War II and subtly comments on domestic abuse as well as society’s continuing racial prejudices through the characters’ experiences. A thought-provoking, deeply satisfying romance from a master of the genre.”  Kirkus *Starred Review*

“Suzanne Brockmann’s books are set in a world I recognize—diverse and beautiful. I fell in love from chapter one.”  — Robin Bradford, 2016 RWA Cathie Linz Librarian of the Year

“Nobody mixes suspenseful adventure and heart-melting romance like Suzanne Brockmann.” — USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen

“Nobody does it better! Some Kind of Hero is Suzanne Brockmann at the top of her game, with a story full of heartstopping action and genuine, funny, heartfelt emotion.” — New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra

“In classic Brockmann style, Some Kind of Hero does not shy away from the controversies of our times. Instead, it faces them head on, delivering a thought-provoking, high-octane love story with a hero and heroine one can’t help but root for. Prepare to be blown away.”  USA Today bestselling author Farrah Rochon

“Delicious sexual tension and a fast-paced plot made me want Some Kind of Hero to last way past the final page.”   USA Today bestselling author Megan Erickson

“Brockmann is a master at romantic suspense. Sexy, smart, and completely original, Some Kind of Hero is not to be missed.” HelenKay Dimon, award-winning author of the Tough Love series

“The writer in me can’t believe that Brockmann keeps getting better with every book. The reader in me loves it!” M. L. Buchman, author of The Night Stalkers series and Delta Force series

“Fast-paced suspense and a to-die-for hero! This book will be a new favorite for Brockmann fans.” — New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy

If you’re new to the Troubleshooters, it’s a good starting place. If you’re a regular, all the steamy romance, rich characters, and complicated story that you’re used to are here.” — Bea’s Book Nook

 Brockmann and her SEALs still stand out…. a fresh story with witty characters… a great summer read. 5 (out of 5) stars.” — Jean Marie Brown, Dallas Fort Worth Star-Telegram