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An Eye for an Eye (Heroes of Quantico #2)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  3,474 Ratings  ·  149 Reviews
After he accidentally shoots a teenager at a tense standoff, FBI Hostage Rescue Team member Mark Sanders is sent to St. Louis to work as a field agent and get his bearings while the bad press starts to settle. Just weeks away from returning to Quantico to resume his work on the HRT, Mark has a chance encounter with an old flame, Emily Lawson. But their reunion is cut short ...more
Paperback, 303 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published January 1st 2009)
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From page one this romantic suspense kept me turning pages and on the edge of the seat to find out what was going on. I loved the way the suspense started, with 1 shooter, 2 possible victims and no clear way to know who was the target. I enjoyed reading all the clues and following the evidence with Mark and Coop and enjoyed when suddenly everything made sense.

Irene always reveal the killer/culprit early in her books. I've come to enjoy this as the motive is only revealed later and she does a gre
4.5 stars
The second installment in this series is just as good as the first! I was especially eager to read this when I realized from an ad in the back of Hannon's new book, Thin Ice, that Mark Sanders is a character in that book also. So I knew I had to read this before reading that one. Now I'm really looking forward to the last book of this series.

I always enjoy Hannon's thrillers. This one was one of my favorites so far, with spunky Emily and valiant Mark. The bad guy wasn't excessively cree
Jul 22, 2015 Staci rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
As you might surmise from the title, book two of the Heroes of Quantico involves a villain that believes in an eye for an eye. It's certainly interesting (and frightening) to see how God's word can be interpreted by some.

An Eye for an Eye is Mark's story. Unlike Coop's story, this novel is set in St. Louis. Next up, Nick's story. I look forward to reading the conclusion of the series.
Sep 26, 2009 Ruth rated it really liked it
An Eye for an Eye is my first Irene Hannon read, and it definitely won’t be my last. A couple of years ago I absolutely fell in love with Dee Henderson’s romantic suspense novels, particularly the O’Malley Series, which featured a set of siblings, each involved in a high-profile, intense, fascinating career. It’s been a bit of a search for me to find other books that match the “gold standard” set by the O’Malley series - comparable, equally absorbing romantic suspense novels that feature just th ...more
Cheryl Olson
Mar 14, 2011 Cheryl Olson rated it really liked it
Book 2 in the Heroes of Quantico series- "An Eye for an Eye" by Irene Hannon follows along the same vein as her first book in this series. There's FBI agent Mark Sanders working as a field agent in St. Louis after accidently shooting a teenager in a robbery gone wrong and taking some time away from Quantico to deal with some of the emotional fallout from the shooting. While in St. Louis, he accidently runs into an old girlfriend, his first love in fact, Emily Lawson. Unfortunately during this ch ...more
Apr 25, 2010 Laura rated it it was amazing
Author: Irene Hannon
Publisher: Revell Publishing
October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3311-7
Genre: Inspirational/suspense

FBI agent Mark Sanders has been transferred to the St. Louis office to allow the dust to settle following the tragic conclusion to a hostile robbery attempt. While there, he reconnects with his “first love,” Emily Lawson, just seconds before a sniper turns his rifle in their direction.

As Agent Sanders and his fellow operators work the case with their usual pro
May 24, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing
I was eager to see if this book was able to match the caliber of "Against All Odds" - it did so and then some! One thing that I liked from the start is that the three main characters (the "Heroes of Quantico") are again all featured throughout the novel.A surprise reunion after a twenty year absence, the loss of a loved on "in the line of duty", and feelings of guilt following two horrific accidents all are central to the development of this story. Mark's shooting accident (which occurred after ...more
Tamara Tilley
Apr 26, 2011 Tamara Tilley rated it it was amazing
Irene Hannon has done it again. AN EYE FOR AN EYE, the second book in the Heroes of Quantico series, continues where AGAINST ALL ODDS leaves off.

Mark Sanders, a member of the FBI Hostage Rescue Team finds himself in St. Louis recovering from an accidental shooting. While he debates his future and the emotional fallout from a botched rescue attempt, he runs into Emily Lawson, his childhood sweetheart. Their chance meeting in a park turns from nostalgia to sniper fire. Both Emily and Mark are hit
Tammy Doherty
Apr 21, 2012 Tammy Doherty rated it really liked it
Irene Hannon's style is thoroughly enjoyable for someone who likes suspense and mystery. The back cover blurb presents the plot as a question of which one the killer is after - Mark or Emily? The opening shooting scene sets it up perfectly for either one to be the target. But it becomes clear very early in the story which one the killer is after. His reasons come out slowly, there is no information dump with his story. For Mark and Emily, sometimes information comes in chunks but flows naturally ...more
Julie Graves
May 06, 2011 Julie Graves rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian, 2011-reads
Mark and Emily haven't seen each other for 20 years. They fell in love the summer they both spent at Wren Lake. They lost touch with each other after that summer, but never seemed to forget their first love.

A chance meeting in the park brings them together again. While making arrangements to get together someone shoots at them. The shooter injures Emily.

The question is who was the shooter's actual target. Was it Mark who is on the Hostage Rescue Team? Could it be a criminal that he had put behi
May 07, 2011 Melanie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
The beginning of 'An Eye For An Eye' is about Mark Sander who after an accidental shooting in a cafe, which kills the cashier, is sent to St. Louis to work as a field agent while the bad press settles. While there he meets his first love, Emily Lawson who is now a psychologist, during a jog in a park. Their reunion is cut a sniper. Emily is shot but it's not clear who was the intended target - Mark or Emily.

The book continues with both Emily and Mark feeling attraction for each other
Mar 06, 2014 Patti rated it it was ok
2.5 stars. The story itself could have been very good but I had to drop the rating because the woman, Emily, was a committed Christian and when she met up with a "lost love", Mark, he fully admitted, almost immediately, that he didn't believe anymore. It was brought up a couple more times & his response stayed the same. Yet, when Emily would think through & debate the reasons she should not get involved with Mark NEVER once did she mention their differences in belief. By the end he had s ...more
Ariel Jameson
Aug 17, 2012 Ariel Jameson rated it liked it
An eye for an eye was a good. I enjoyed it maybe not as much as the last book in the series but it was still good. It of course was the normal suspense christian romance type book, which can be summed up in one word, predictable. Man and woman meet or become reunited, they are attracted to each other, something scary and life threatening to one of them, they learn to rely on the Lord, and take down the bad guys. SO if you like this type of book then you will like this, though not her best work i ...more
Donna (More Than a Review)
Jan 26, 2014 Donna (More Than a Review) rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed every book I have read by Irene Hannon. She is one of my favorite authors. I really liked Mark and Emily. They are well developed characters and the story line has intense suspense. I really wasn't sure who they were shooting at. It is one of those books you do not want to put down once you start reading...
You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.
It was a nice light read. I got 3/4 of the way through and took a break (it had gotten a little ho hum). I picked up a completely different genre book. After finishing that one, I continued An Eye for an Eye and thoroughly enjoyed the last 1/4.
Charity U
Mar 26, 2012 Charity U rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book! I didn't like that the main girl was named Emily...not a strong enough name. However, other than that, I enjoyed it! Flying through all the Irene Hannon books I can get my hands on... <3
Caron Pescatore
Feb 08, 2015 Caron Pescatore rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book I've read by this author, and I can now say with confidence that I am a Hannon fan. I first met the H of this book, Mark Sanders, when I read Fatal Judgment. Mark was the FBI agent who headed up the investigation of the murder attempt against Liz, the h of that book. I was intrigued by a comment Mark made about almost losing his wife a year previous, to a sniper, and immediately set out to ascertain whether or not Mark had his own story. I was completely delighted to learn ...more
Oct 16, 2016 Dorothy rated it it was amazing
Mark. an FBI agent, is in St. Louis to get himself together when he accidently stumbles into his teenage sweetheart Emily. As they are talking someone takes a couple of shots at them. Now the FBI is trying to figure out who shot & who were they shooting at. It was an excellent book and a fast read.
Louise E.
Oct 01, 2016 Louise E. rated it it was amazing
Very good story.
Feb 28, 2017 She rated it it was amazing
Great and entertaining read. I could relate a bit on the danger of the heroine's profession.
Maggie Boyd
Apr 13, 2014 Maggie Boyd rated it really liked it
It had been blindingly fast. While grabbing a coffee at a convenience store FBI agent Mark Sanders had been caught in a hostage/robbery situation. A tense standoff resulted in the accidental shooting of the teenage clerk and the end result is that Mark finds himself riding out the subsequent bad PR and emotional damage in the short staffed St. Louis office.

He's on a run when his new mission yields the pleasantest of surprises. The lovely woman walking towards him on the trail is none other than
Victoria Lynn
Feb 26, 2017 Victoria Lynn rated it liked it
Shelves: suspence, mystery
Another good Irene Hannon read.

*some of the romance was a little more than I like, but I skipped over it and enjoyed the mystery.
Victor Gentile
Jul 16, 2009 Victor Gentile rated it it was amazing
I had the privilege of interviewing Irene Hannon, author of “An Eye For An Eye” which is the second book in the Heroes of Quantico series published by Revell Books. The focus this time is on Mark Sanders, an agent of the FBI's exclusive Hostage Rescue Team.

The book begins with Mark Sanders in St. Louis recovering from a gunshot wound. On an early morning jog he meets an old flame, Emily Lawson, and as they are getting reacquainted someone shoots at one of them. The problem is no one can be sure
Jul 27, 2016 Marlene rated it it was amazing
Shelves: borrowed
An Eye for an Eye (2009, Revell), second in the Heroes of Quantico series by Irene Hannon, is a standalone Christian romantic suspense set in St. Louis, Missouri. A friend of mine highly recommended it and then followed up by loaning me his book. Up until now, I’ve stayed away from Irene Hannon’s books because the covers felt too serious. I don’t like reading material that’s too scary. However, I was able to handle this book with no problem, and it was an excellent story.

5 stars

FBI agent Mark
Mar 02, 2012 Kame rated it it was amazing
Mark Sanders is an FBI agent he has been temporarily reassigned to an office in St. Louis while he takes some time to deal with a situation where he was involved when a young teenager was shot and killed. As he is on a morning jog one Saturday morning he recognizes someone from his past. Emily - he loved her 20 years ago as a teenager in Tennessee but he hasn't seen her since. She is just as surprised, and pleased to see him. They make plans to go have coffee when a shot rings out. Mark's traini ...more
Feb 02, 2010 Kathryn rated it it was amazing
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Sep 28, 2009 Kayeb rated it really liked it
My reading has been pretty darn sporadic but I have completed this book, which I won from Goodreads. Several comments....for the most part this is not the genre of book I read (romance), but there was also a bit of a mystery. For starters the romance part of the novel was predictable. Boy and girl reunite, some tension, and ultimately fall into each others lives. Yadayada. I did not find the relationship development compelling particularily. And, I initially found that it distracted me from what ...more
After reading Against All Odds, I had hoped this one would be better. While the pacing problems that I found plagued the first book were not prevalent in this installment, I found that this one did not improve upon it's predecessor. The author's note at the end of the book even gave some insight as to why things felt off in the first book!

Where the first book was subtle about faith, this one was not, even going to the point of being preachy. Granted, the killer in this book needed to and helped
Mar 10, 2010 Megan rated it really liked it
An Eye for An Eye is the second book in Irene Hannon's Heroes of Quantico Series; although Hannon admits that this was the first one she wrote. Against All Odds was the first book in the series and I thoroughly enjoyed it, but didn't remember how much until reading this one. Irene Hannon creates real characters and always has at least one strong Christian in her books. In An Eye for An Eye, Emily Lawson is that person. After 20 years she runs into her first love, Mark Sanders, minutes before a s ...more
Oct 05, 2009 Krista rated it really liked it
This book #2 in the Heroes of Quantico series. This is a stand alone book. Each book in the series of three tells a story of one of three friends. This story is about Mark Sanders. Sanders is an FBI agent. he has recently been shot and is recovering both physically and mentally away from Quantico. One day as he is jogging in the park he comes across another jogger, a familiar one.
Emily Lawson is also jogging in the park that same Saturday morning. Emily and Mark were teenage sweethearts. Neither
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Irene Hannon, who writes both romance and romantic suspense, is the author of more than 45 novels. Her books have been honored with two coveted RITA Awards from Romance Writers of America (the “Oscar” of romantic fiction), a National Readers' Choice Award, three HOLT Medallions, a Daphne du Maurier Award, a Retailers Choice Award, a Booksellers' Best Award and two Reviewers' Choice Awards from RT ...more
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