Last night I finished reading the third book in Irene Hannon’s Heroes of Quantico series. The book, In Harm’s Way, featured FBI agent Nick Bradley and music teacher/ artist Rachel Sutton. There were several plot twists and turns, and I had problems putting the book down. I had to see what was going to happen to Rachel! I would classify the books in this series as Christian Romantic Suspense. The third book, in my opinion, was the best of the three. It was even a RITA Award winner (for inspirational romance 2011)!
The first book, Against All Odds, featured FBI agent Evan Cooper, aka Coop, and Monica Callahan, whose father is a high-profile diplomat stationed in the Middle East. I enjoyed the plot of this book. It was as though Ms. Hannon pulled it from a page into today’s news. My one negative comment is the cover – the guy is not at all how I pictured Coop; the model’s facial expression leaves a bit to be desired! The second book, An Eye for An Eye, featured FBI Agent Mark Sanders and Emily Lawson. Mark and Emily shared a brief romance as teenagers and end up back together. I enjoyed this book better than the first one – she grabs the reader right away with the mystery of the shooter.
I like how Ms. Hannon brought the character’s faith into their actions and decision-making. It was very refreshing. I also enjoyed the slow progression of romance as it developed between her characters. The nuances she included made me yearn for more and appreciate when the characters finally shared their first kiss. Another plus for this series is that Coop, Mark, and Nick make appearances in each other’s books – there is continuity, and the reader gets glimpses into what is happening in the other characters’ lives (hint, hint: pregnancies and kids…).
I highly recommend this series and look forward to reading more from Ms. Hannon. I think I will be delving into the Guardians of Justice – first book is Fatal Judgment. Ms. Hannon can be found at http://irenehannon.com/