By Suzanne Brockmann
Meet Shane Laughlin, the hero of bestselling writer Suzanne Brockmann’s new novel Born to Darkness, in a unique book brief tale approximately his ultimate project as an officer with SEAL crew Thirteen—the undertaking that strips him of his command, earns him a dishonorable discharge, and leaves him blacklisted and not likely to discover paintings within the darkly futuristic global of the mid-twenty-first century.
The project turns out uncomplicated sufficient: insert right into a risky, war-torn nation and take out a dangerous terrorist. yet from the instant that Shane injures his ankle in what must have been a regimen parachute touchdown, it’s transparent that Murphy’s Law—whatever can get it wrong, will pass wrong—is in impression. and likely sufficient, the location is going from undesirable to worse, till Shane faces what sounds like the final word no-win situation. In his quest to avoid wasting either an blameless girl and the SEALs below his command, he’s prepared to place himself in harm’s method, risking every thing he’s labored for—his occupation, or even his life.
Includes a preview of Suzanne Brockmann’s hotly expected novel of romantic suspense, Born to Darkness!
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Yet he shook them away, giving Magic an “I’ll be fine,” simply because they didn’t have time for this. The venture not just required the drop-zone be absolutely sanitized—the SEAL team’s 8 chutes rolled into vacuum packs and carried again out—but that it's absolutely sanitized speedy and quietly. And that intended sitting the following shouting fuck was once no longer an alternative. whatever the reviews performed that proved swearing helped decrease ache. “Yeah, i feel I’ll take that as a no,” Magic acknowledged as Shane signaled his senior chief—a height-challenged yet wiry forty-something named Johnny Salantino—who’d made notice of the goatfuck in motion and used to be already heading for them. “Ankle or knee? ” Magic persevered. “Ankle. ” Shane dinged himself back, and back the soreness used to be excruciating. “Fuck! ” “You ok there, LT? ” the senior requested in his raspy Brooklynese as he crouched down subsequent to Shane. “Ankle,” Magic said. “Head count number? ” Shane requested the senior via gritted tooth. “Eight. All the following, sir, multi function piece. You’re our merely casualty,” the senior answered, then became to record as Rick Wilkie, the team’s health facility corpsman, joined them, “Ankle. ” It was once un-fucking-believably inconvenient, contemplating they have been in the midst of nowhere. It used to be a full-on double-fuck of inconvenience considering Shane was once speculated to be prime his group of SEALs either speedily and stealthily up the close by mountain, to a small city the place a terrorist chief named Rebekah Suliman, code identify Scorpion-Four, used to be having fun with her final supper. yet neither rapid nor silent remained a part of Shane’s present repertoire. “Don’t even take into consideration touching that boot,” Shane warned Rick. If he took it off, he’d be in some distance worse form. “And hold your syringe clear of me. i would like a transparent head and it doesn’t damage that badly. ” ok, in order that used to be a lie, they usually all knew it. yet eventually, the discomfort may cut down. ultimately, he’d get used to it. Please God, enable it's faster instead of later … “I may perhaps offer you whatever neighborhood, sir,” Rick steered. “No, we’ll improvise,” Magic responded ahead of Shane may perhaps reply. yet Shane outranked him. He outranked everybody right here at the flooring. “Do it,” he ordered Rick, pulling up his pant leg to offer the medic as a lot entry as he may well with out that boot coming off. “With all due recognize, LT, you run in this factor, it could possibly finish your career,” Magic stated because the meds Rick injected quick took the sting off the discomfort in Shane’s ankle, bringing it all the way down to a gradual yet more-manageable throb. “I’m unlikely to devise to run on it,” Shane instructed this guy who’d been his confidant and pal on account that BUD/S education. “But I’ve gotta be prepared. simply because I can’t remain the following. ” “I’m going to provide you this to carry, sir. ” Rick passed him a gently wrapped syringe containing the heavy-duty painkiller. “Let me comprehend should you use it. ” “I won’t. ” yet Shane pocketed the packet. it might turn out to be useful, within the occasion they acquired pinned down and needed to stay totally silent to maintain from being found. the very last thing he desired to do used to be provide away their place via respiring too tough.