SEAL Team 16 is preparing for a presidential visit to their home base of San Diego, CA. Lt. Mike Muldoon is assigned as the official liaison to White House staffer Joan DaCosta. Joan has the unenviable task of setting up positive press for the president's headstrong, troublesome daughter Brooke.

The minute Mike lays eyes on Joan he is attracted to her; but Joan sees him only as a handsome younger man. Under Mike's persistence, Joan finds herself weakening; however, a PR disaster with Brooke puts a large monkey wrench into the works.

Rising fears that the president's upcoming visit could increase the risk of a terrorist attack prove correct when an elaborate assassination plot is uncovered.

INTO THE NIGHT is timely, thrilling and makes for excellent reading. As with the previous books in this series, there are multiple story lines melding together to produce a complex new tale. (Dec., 480 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith