Saturday, April 11, 2009

Dark of Night by Suzanne Brockmann

From the inside cover:
For years, operative James Nash has performed ultracovert "Black Ops" missions for The Agency, but when he decides to walk away from their dirty work, his corrupt bosses aren't about to let him go. After Nash is nearly assassinated, Troubleshooters team leader Lawrence Decker launches a skillful deception to neutralize the threat and protect his friend. With the FBI's help, Decker fakes Nash's death, then brings him to a safe house with his fiancee, Tess Bailey, to recover from his injuries and strategize their next move.
Only a handful of people know that Nash is still alive-and fellow Troubleshooters Dave Malkoff, Sophia Ghaffari, and receptionist Tracy Shapiro aren't among them. Believing that Nash is dead and that Decker has begun a romantic relationship with Tess, Sophia settles for second best and begins a love affair with Dave, who has adored her for years. But Tracy puts two and two together, discovering the truth about Nash-much to Decker's dismay.
It sounds like an intriguing book doesn't it? I thought it did but couldn't get past the first few pages of the book which contains a pornographic sex scene and multiple f-words. Assuming that the rest of the book would be similar, I felt that I couldn't read any more. Suzanne should be ashamed of herself! Rated R.


Stacey said...

Hi, just found your blog. It's cool!
I had seen that friends of mine(LDS) loved the play Wicked, so I, a reader, thought I would get the book and check it out. Not knowing anything about it really, I found it at a used bookstore. Well, it would be R and it is just weird! I stopped reading it, pretty much disgusted. I went back to the bookstore and the lady there gave me my money back and said she did the same thing! Have you read it?
It had such a good premise!! Someone needs to write a better story with the same pre Wizard of Oz idea!!!

Kimi said...

I love Wicked, have seen it twice, and like you, started reading the book and was disgusted by it! I was glad I read it before my teens did.
Glad you like my blog!