Against All Odds, Heroes of Quantico Series #1   -     By: Irene Hannon
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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.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 336
Vendor: Revell
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 080073310X
ISBN-13: 9780800733100
Availability: In Stock
Series: Heroes of Quantico

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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.

Author Bio

Irene Hannon is the author of more than 35 novels, including the bestselling Heroes of Quantico and Guardians of Justice series. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA awards from Romance Writers of America, a Carol Award, HOLT Medallion, a Daphne du Maurier Award, and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT Book Reviews magazine. Booklist also included one of her novels in its "Top 10 Inspirational Fiction" list for 2011. She lives in Missouri.

For more information about her and her books, Irene invites you to visit her web site at www.irenehannon.com.

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In the suspenseful romance Against All Odds by Irene Hannon, Monica Callahan, a bright and successful woman, must deal with the overwhelming danger forcing its way into her life. A Middle East terrorist spans across the ocean and marks Monica as a new target. The FBI is quickly called in. Now, Monica must rely on her faith as well the ability of her handsome and enigmatic bodyguard, Evan Cooper. But even with this ever-present threat, Monica must face her neglectful father. She is asked to put Matthew 18:22 into practice and make peace with the man who hurt her most.

Author Irene Hannon cleverly weaves in strong Christian elements. Not only is forgiveness a prominent theme, but Monica and Cooper regularly engage in faith-based conversations. Cooper is initially hesitant since this way of thinking is foreign to him, but the Bible and Monica’s examples of faith in action make him question his lifestyle.

Structurally, the novel moves back and forth between the perspectives of Monica and Cooper. However, at times the author does branch out, revealing the story through the eyes of both Monica’s father or from the perspective of the terrorists.

Readers will gladly follow the relationship between Monica and Cooper. Both are strong, independent characters. This leads to a romance that unfolds at a gradual and satisfying pace. Overall, romance readers considering taking a turn into the world of suspense should consider Against All Odds. – Andrew Culbertson, ChristianBookPreviews.com

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  1. s20er
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    August 30, 2013
    s20er
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Three new friends and introductions to others. What could be better?
  2. debraje1
    Cumming, Ga.
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Great Christian Suspense!
    February 9, 2013
    debraje1
    Cumming, Ga.
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    It's great to read a great suspense with a Christian slant. I am now on the third in a series. I highly recommend them.
  3. grace
    Toledo, OH
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I enjoy this series of books.
    December 2, 2011
    grace
    Toledo, OH
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I have been reading this series of books and have now gone on to other series of this type. I really enjoy them as I have a relative in the secret service.
  4. Doris Wright
    Morganfield, KY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    A good book
    May 8, 2011
    Doris Wright
    Morganfield, KY
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    I loved this book. But, the statement in the epilogue the author made bothers me: ...he hadn't pushed her beyond her comfort level with intimacy, respecting the old-fashioned values her faith espoused...I didn't know the values in the Bible we are supposed to live by are "old-fashioned". I thought we are to live by God's word.
  5. Sally
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Good Story
    February 18, 2011
    Sally
    Quality: 3
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 2
    I bought this book because I had seen many people mention that if you like Dee Henderson you will like Irene Hannon. While this book was good, the writing styles are not at all similar. In "Against All Odds" the story didn't get intense until chapter 14, whereas Henderson has the ability to get your heart racing on page one. Henderson keeps the focus on the suspense, whereas Hannon focuses more on the romance. Henderson has a clear presentation of salvation, whereas Hannon occasionally mentions the characters' faith. Henderson keeps her books clean, whereas Hannon draws attention to the lady's calves or other body curves. The story line was good, but I disagree with Dee Henderson's endorsement that Hannon writes better romantic suspense than she does.
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