I feel exactly as I did the first time I read this book except listening to it made such a difference in hearing Adam’s voice, the pain and desperation that apparently defined him. I’m really glad I decided to opt for the audio version for my reread.
This is a fitting tribute for the repeal of the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell military policy.
There was a brief moment in All Through the Night when relatively new Team 16 member Tony Vlachic meets Adam Wyndham as he is leaving Robin and Jules’ home on their wedding day. Tony writes his phone number on Adam’s hand and, with that action, pretty much comes out to his team members. This story picks up from that moment and addresses the reaction of Tony’s SEAL team members, their attitudes about the situation and Tony’s future relationship with Adam.
Adam wasn’t a character I liked from the past and I had to move past that to embrace this story. Tony is just a wonderful guy and you cannot help but root for him in his attempt to engage Adam, even if it is Adam! It’s a good story that puts the military policy in it’s rightful perspective…what was it like for gays in the military to maintain committed relationships in secret. It was insightful for me, even though I thought I had a good idea.
Good read and I hope to see more of these short stories from Brockmann.
- Release Date: April 1, 2015 (originally 2011)
- Series: Troubleshooters #12.5
- Narrator: Patrick Lawlor
- Audio Length: 2 hours, 10 minutes
- Publisher: Blackstone Audio