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Targets of Revenge (Jordan Sandor #3)

3.75  ·  Rating Details  ·  75 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
The exciting sequel to Targets of Opportunity features the return of a revenge-seeking Jordan Sandor who puts his life at risk to take down a ruthless mastermind and terrorist.


All the bureaucratic scolding in Washington cannot stop resourceful CIA Agent Jordan Sandor when he’s hungry for revenge. This time he’s on the hunt for the cold-blooded sociopath kno
Hardcover, 448 pages
Published February 19th 2013 by Gallery Books
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Apr 26, 2013 Debbie rated it it was ok
"Targets of Revenge" is a thriller novel. It was the third book in a series. I didn't need to read the previous books to follow this one, though I suspect I would have gotten more out of this book if I had. Also, much of the action in the previous books was spoiled in this one, so you may wish to read them in order.

The author did a good job of writing exciting, action-packed fights where it was easy to follow what was going on. Sandor was more a military rambo than sneaky spy. He got his informa
Feb 22, 2013 Theresa rated it it was ok
The targets of revenge Jeffrey s Stephens
Third book in the series, and I feel terrible that I have to say it’s one of the books you should read in sequence of the series, I felt it was a bumpy start to the book, left with a bad impression that the character is not describe adequately, and the problems are mounting. I want more detail. Maybe it’s me more than the book; I am not interested in what type of gun, or three chapters on a glider crash. This is a Bond/ Bourne book, with thrilling gun fig
Cheryl D
* Disclosure-I won this book through a Goodreads giveaway*

This is one of those cases that Goodreads needs 1/2 stars because the book while deserving more than three stars should get less than four. While the writing is at times stilted the plot is believable and informative. Stephens does a good job of describing place and makes you feel as if you are right there with the characters. The trouble with the main character, Sandor, is that he has no depth...he is just a killer. The attempt at the en
Mar 09, 2014 Debi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
I won this book from Goodreads-First reads.

In this book Jordan Sandor is out for revenge.... He is a CIA agent who does things his way. It is a fast passed read, I read it in only two days, but I've been crazy busy just got a chance to write my review. I consider this to be a spy thriller with a very impulsive CIA agent who is a risk taker, doing what he thinks is right even when specifically ordered not to...he is kinda a bad ass CIA agent, with some twists and turns along the way. I enjoyed t
Wayne S.
Dec 23, 2013 Wayne S. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Jordan Sandor is a CIA Agent in his late thirties who is on a mission to stop a Venezuelan drug-runner and terrorist Rafael Cabello, known as Adina. After crash-landing in the heart of the Venezuelan jungle and infiltrating Adina’s secret compound, he learns that in addition to cocaine Adina is also manufacturing anthrax. After he manages to escape, finding out what Adina’s plans are takes Jordan to Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, and Adina’s co-worker, Russian mobster Roman (Ronny) Sudakov. Managing to ...more
Mar 15, 2013 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is actually the second book in the series, but I did think it was the 3rd. The first book, Targets of Deception was actually the prequel but reads like one of the books in the series. And as I read these in order, it really feels like the 3rd book as past events are mentioned in this book that happened in the prequel. In other words, I personally consider this the 3rd in the series for those that have to read in order. Those that take chances like me, don't have to worry and can read this a ...more
Cocktails and Books
There is no way it’s possible to write a better book the third time around, right? WRONG! This series is, without a doubt, epically amazing. I am absolutely floored and left reeling from such an intensely dangerous and scary adventure with CIA agent Jordan Sandor. His need for revenge takes him on a wild goose chase across the globe as he tries to track down a powerful villain who takes innocent lives without a second thought. Determined to catch the monster that has killed someone close to him, ...more
Apr 04, 2013 Literary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mandy's Review:

From what I can tell, Targets of Revenge is the third installment in the Jordan Sandor series. As I was reading, there were spots that I felt I was missing the background story on. I'm sure they were in the previous novels, but since I haven't read the first two novels I can't be sure.

Jordan is one of those bad mamba-jambas that you don't want to mess with. He can figure a way out of every situation and is an impulsive risk-taker. He'll kill first and ask questions later. Jordan i
Georgianna Simpson
Jan 20, 2013 Georgianna Simpson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any fans of 24
Recommended to Georgianna by: Author requested review
Targets of Revenge – Review by Georgianna Simpson

Calling all fans of 24 and espionage everywhere – meet Jordan Sandor! This is a wonderfully complex and often compelling story of intrigue and danger. It’s masterfully written by Jeffrey S. Stephens.
Mr. Stephens via Jordan takes us on an exciting journey to many ports of call from the US to Venezuela, Mexico, Egypt, and Russia. Using his extremely proficient skills of intelligence, martial arts, and deadly weapon expertise he begins a rogue miss
May 19, 2013 Todd rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adventure, for-review
After reading the first two books in Jeffrey S. Stephens' Jordan Sandor series, Targets of Opportunity and its prequel Targets of Deception , I knew I was in for a great third addition to the series. Some foreshadowing inTargets of Opportunity lead the reader to believe that there is a large showdown looming between Jordan and the man responsible for his plight. I've always been interested in spy/thriller books in general, and I knew going in to this book that I'd enjoy it, but little did I kn ...more
Suspense Magazine
Targets of Revenge
By Jeffrey S. Stephens
Loose cannon CIA agent Jordan Sandor returns in “Targets of Revenge,” following up on “Targets of Deception” and “Targets of Opportunity.” Sandor has a lead on criminal mastermind Adina who (in the previous book) was behind the deaths of hundreds of people including Sandor’s best friend and fellow operative, Zimmerman. Under orders not to pursue the operation, Sandor of course does so anyway, piloting a glider into Venezuela under cover of darkness to infi
Miriam Downey
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Jordan Sandor returns for the third time in a skillfully rendered action novel, Targets of Revenge, and revenge is the key to the plot. In almost typical James Bond style, Sandor is out to get a terrorist with the code-name Adina, who apparently had caused a lot of havoc in one of the two previous Target books, Targets of Deception and Targets of Opportunity. The interesting thing about Adina is that he operates out of Venezuela.
Star (The Bibliophilic Book Blog)
‘Targets of Revenge’ is the first novel I’ve read featuring CIA Agent Jordan Sandor. Starting at the third book in the series is definitely not the best choice if you are looking to read this series. I felt quite a bit lost throughout the whole book. We first meet Sandor hatching a plan to go after and neutralize Adina, a criminal responsible for the deaths of many people. While he’s breached Adina’s compound in Venezuela, he finds not only a lab for the processing and distribution of cocaine, b ...more
Greg Destro
Feb 03, 2014 Greg Destro rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Targets of Revenge is a very satisfying follow-up to the first two books in the Jordan Sandor series, providing good excitement, intrigue, and suspense. The story was again well written, gripping and fast-paced; an enjoyable read for fans of this genre.

That being said, the reason why I did not give this book 5 stars was due to the author's penchant for political grandstanding. While Mr. Stephens certainly has the right to his opinions, much of what was stated could easily be construed as rascist
My Book Addiction and More MBA
TARGETS OF REVENGE by Jeffrey S. Stephens is an heart pumping thriller. #3 in "A Jordan Sandor Thriller",but can be read as a stand alone. See,"Targets of Deception" and "Targets of Opportunity". A high octane thriller from beginning to the very last page. Follow,CIA Agent Jordan Sandor on another high adventure. Filled with revenge,secret operations,a foreign country, Venezuelan jungle,terrorist,Egypt,Moscow,betrayal,and of course Country, for Country comes first at all cost. A fast paced,actio ...more
Peter Charleston
Mar 11, 2014 Peter Charleston rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Truly enjoyable reading adventure. Mr. Jeffrey S. Stephens takes us into an intriguing tale about drugs, terrorists and traitors. Employed by the CIA Jordan Sandor seeks some revenge on a drug lord in Central America. During the retribution he discovers something sinister and regroups to decide what options are available. The continual action throughout the chapters takes you to Europe and back to the United States. A special thanks to Mr. Stephens for this nice work work of fiction, Pocket Book ...more
Mar 04, 2013 Dan rated it really liked it
CIA Agent Jordan Sander is out for revenge and is hell bent on killing Rafael Cabello aka Adina, a terrorist that has killed American soldiers and is planning on creating more havoc. Not sanctioned, Sandor goes to Venezuela to seek his revenge, but instead finds a drug making installation hidden in the woods that is also secretly making anthrax. Instead of seeking his revenge, he wants to find out Adina’s plot to use this anthrax. Not only does he have to deal with Adina and his cronies; he also ...more
Oct 01, 2014 Samuel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
kinda like the sarcastic exchanges betw Sandor and Brynes encountered from time to time in this series of novels..
Aug 02, 2014 Phil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 29, 2013 Lorri rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure if I would be able to get into this book or not. I'm glad I opened the cover because it was an interesting read that was full of action! Sandor is on a mission to get Adina, especially after he finds out that he is making Anthrax. He gets into some pretty impossible situations along the way, but has the help of friends.

This post was written for the sponsor who provided the complimentary product for review in exchange for my honest opinions.
Dave Moyer
This book has a few highlights but does not carry itself for 440 pages. Why every modern novel needs to be this long to be published when The Great Gatsby was originally under 200 pages and The Sun Also Rises around 250 in most editions is beyond me. The author tries to do too much, and it just doesn't work.
AAAAARRRRGH! The "hero" was as bad as the so-called villain and story was entirely too simplistic. HATE HATE HATE. I'll put up a more coherent review later.
Oct 28, 2013 Tulara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: could-not-go-on
Politics was on the wrong side for me. Good action though.
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Jeffrey Stephens was born in New York City and graduated from the Bronx High School of Science at the age of 16; he completed a B.A. in Creative Writing from Pennsylvania State University at 19. Jeffrey began his first novel in 1970, which would not be completed for several years as he entered the Fordham University School of Law. His private legal practice has included extensive civil and crimina ...more
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