However Shane and his team have other ideas. But from the moment that Shane injures his ankle in what should have been a routine parachute landing, it's clear that Murphy's Law-whatever can go wrong, will go wrong-is in effect. But for the rich and reckless, there's a quick, seductive alternative: Destiny, a highly addictive designer drug that can make anyone a Greater-Than--for a lethal price. The only reason I'm going with 4 stars rather than more is because the story is so short. Can't wait to continue reading the series! Once again Suzanne Brockmann gives us a strong, moral fighting man who does the right thing against all comers. And in the dark days of America's second Great Depression, the divide between the haves and the have-nots continues to grow.
Once again Suzanne Brockmann gives us a strong, moral fighting man who does the right thing against all comers. I really can't wait for March now! In 2007, Suz donated all of her earnings from this book, in perpetuity, to MassEquality, to help win and preserve equal marriage rights in Massachusetts. I enjoyed the action and the hero Shane McLaughlin and his men in trying to salvage an operation that didn't quite work out as planned. The setting is the mid-21st century. Not great, but hey — it was really short. And the only easy day was yesterday. After Shane lands wrong on his ankle and its found out that one of the men has 5 trackers in his stomach they come to realize there is something seriously wrong.
Despite advances in technology, crime has increased, drug use is rampant, and the threat of terrorism hits closer and closer to home. She has the lingo down and she knows how to develop characters. And sure enough, the situation goes from bad to worse, until Shane faces what seems like the ultimate no-win scenario. The first book will be released on March 20, 2012: Born To Darkness. As far as setting up the universe it does the job. But I enjoyed Shane's Last Stand.
In the end this story has fulfilled its purpose-gotten me interested and more than ready to continue being Brockmann's follower, as I was with the Troubleshooters. I plan on buying Born To Destiny on the day of release. I will definitely be getting the first book in this series immediately to read, and then I will likely splurge and get the Troubleshooters series, which is what I was looking to I enjoyed this story. I enjoyed it, and the ebook short was cheap enough to let me see if I wanted to continue reading her without spending a whole lot. And sure enough, the situation goes from bad to worse, until Shane faces what seems like the ultimate no-win scenario. Definitely will check out the first book of the series.
I will definitely be getting the first book in this series immediately to read, and then I will likely splurge and get the Troubleshooters series, which is what I was looking to read in the first place. Shane Laughlin, I'm going to be a bit more lenient. This story was also published in the book,. But I enjoyed Shane's Last Stand. I have to say, if book one is anywhere near as solid as this short was, I may need to revise my reading preferences to check out series by Brockmann that aren't on my usual lists.
I liked that the first chapter of the following book was included to smooth the flow of the story into the next stage. This was obviously a quick read, but it was a great way to introduce Shane to readers. Shane and his team have been sent to take out a witness to a massacre who is in hiding. I'll still read the 1st book, but Brockmann has some extraordinary writing to do to convince me it's not her usual rom-susp. I like Shane and I'm intrigued by the Seals 2. If you like Troubleshooters, I say buy the pre-quel.
Shane's isn't as good as the best Troubleshooters, but it has all the material to be great if Brockmann hits the series right. I was glad to have this story to read, actually, because I've never read Suzanne Brockmann and I wanted something to test the waters without getting carried away right off the bat not knowing how she writes. There was no question in my mind that Shane made the right call, that his team was loyal and will remain so and that the next step in Shane's story will be well worth reading not to mention that it will be a departure from what Shane is used to. I am very curious as to what are the consequences of Shane's actions, too. His team has been set up to take out an innocent woman. The first chapter is good. It was short, yes, but knowing that it sets up the character of a new series, I didn't mind.
It's so short, I thought it would do better as a prologue or 1st chapter in a full-length. The cover art does not match my image of him, I think of him as older, darker, and with a face that makes one think of character rather than pretty boy. Fingers crossed and reviews to follow. . There is no worldbuilding at all - it could have taken place modern day.