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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Against All Odds...Review

About the book:
For FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Evan Cooper and his partner, dignitary protection duty should have been a piece of cake. Unfortunately, Monica Callahan isn't making it easy. Estranged from her diplomat father--who is involved in a sensitive hostage situation in the Middle East--she refuses to be intimidated by a related terrorist threat back in the States. That is, until a chilling warning convinces her that the danger is very real--and escalating. As Coop and his partner do their best to keep her safe, Monica's father triggers an abduction that puts his daughter's life at risk. And with every second that ticks by, Coop knows that the odds of saving the only woman who has ever breached the walls around his heart are dropping. After all, terrorists aren't known for their patience--or their mercy. Book one in the Heroes of Quantico series, this suspense-filled novel will whisk readers along for the thrilling ride.

An exciting, easy read, the story alternates between Monica and Coop's story, Monica's father and the Middle East terrorists. With a great mix of romance and suspense, it's light Christian and enjoyable. Monica's faith is strong, even as she struggles with forgiving her father, and Coop's faith strengthens as a result of his experiences.

Irene Hannon has a gift for conversation and repartee and I enjoyed the interactions between the characters. I read the book in an evening; it's a perfect read for a quiet afternoon or evening when you simply want a little escape.

The first in the Heroes of Quantico series, it's the second Irene Hannon book I've actually read. And, like An Eye for an Eye, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It stands alone well, but it also sets up characters that will follow in subsequent books.

Thanks to my local library for having a copy of this book that I could borrow. You can find out more about Irene Hannon here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 11/09

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4/5 Stars

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