After a near-fatal head injury, navy SEAL lieutenant Tom Paoletti catches a terrifying glimpse of an international terrorist in his New England hometown. When he calls for help, the navy dismisses the danger as injury-induced imaginings. In a desperate, last-ditch effort to prevent disaster, Tom creates his own makeshift counterterrorist team, assembling his most loyal officers, two elderly war veterans, a couple of misfit teenagers, and Dr. Kelly Ashton-the sweet "girl next door" who has grown into a remarkable woman. The town's infamous bad boy, Tom has always longed for Kelly. Now he has one final chance for happiness, one last chance to win her heart, and one desperate chance to save the day . . .
- ISBN-13: 9780804119528
- ISBN-10: 080411952X
- Publisher: Ivy Books
- Publish Date: June 2000
- Dimensions: 6.98 x 4.36 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.46 pounds
- Page Count: 416
Sandy's Short Takes
Recovering from injury, contemporary adventurer Tom Paoletti spots a man he believes is an international terrorist. But his Navy colleagues think he's imagining the sighting in Suzanne Brockmann's The Unsung Hero.
Tom turns to the neighbors of his youth to begin building a team to capture the terrorist. Dr. Kelly Ashton, her father and Tom's Uncle Joe, join Tom in his mission. Kelly was the girl next door he'd always longed for. Now, as the pair work together against the terrorist, they give the two aging veterans a reason for living.