Friday, August 14, 2009

Against All Odds

(Book One of the “Heroes of Quantico” series)

By Irene Hannon
Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell 2009

Action in “The Burg”!!

How fun to read an action filled book set in Virginia, naming places in and near the Shenandoah Valley you might have recently visited! The action will be vivid to Virginians as they visualize scenes in Richmond, Charlottesville, and northern Virginia. Also Harrisonburg, known by the locals as “The Burg,” is the location of a climatic event in this fiction book.

In this story, a high-level, seasoned U. S. diplomat faces the kidnapping of three Americans in Afghanistan. David Callahan finds this assignment almost routine until the terrorists threaten to kidnap his estranged daughter in Richmond. Using his influence to have the best protection available, David asks the White House to call in the FBI Hostage Rescue Team (HRT).

His daughter, Monica, sees her life in Richmond so far removed from terrorists that she takes the threat lightly. Soon, she faces chilling events that force her to recognize the danger. Meantime, one of the handsome HRT partners, Coop, finds challenges in this assignment that he has not encountered before in his job. This time he faces a look at his own life and relationships, something he senses could be dangerous under the circumstances.

A most impressive recommendation comes from popular Christian author Dee Henderson (O’Malley series). She writes, “I found someone who writes romantic suspense better than I do.”

1 comment:

  1. Nice review!

    I really enjoyed Against All Odds. Irene Hannon is like another Dee Henderson!

    My one disappointment was the purely physical attraction between the two and some of the descriptions. I found myself saying “oh, come on. This is cheesy.” It rankled me throughout the book to an small extent as well. However, the relationship really developed well throughout the novel – much more in-depth than many characters you find in novels.

    I wrote an in-depth review on my own site at: