cover image All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas

All Through the Night: A Troubleshooter Christmas

Suzanne Brockmann, . . Ballantine, $16.95 (304pp) ISBN 978-0-345-50109-7

Brockmann's 12th Troubleshooter thriller (after Force of Nature ) opens with gay FBI agent Jules Cassidy's marriage proposal to gorgeous A-List movie star Robin Chadwick (recently out of the closet and out of rehab). The two men's Boston wedding shower is crashed by Globe reporter Will Schroeder, and the tape of Will's revealing interview with Robin ends up on the Net. Jules's angry friends from high-tech private security firm Troubleshooter Inc. move to shut him down. With the wedding set for December 15, Jules is sent to Kandahar (ruining Thanksgiving), and an insane celebrity stalker believes Jules, Robin and their mutual ex, Adam, are robots who need to be eliminated. A winning, innovative runup to Christmas from bestselling Brockmann. (Oct.)