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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (509 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brett Battles Narrator: Scott Brick Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Jonathan Quinn Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780307577696
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Three jobs, no questions. That’s the deal Jonathan Quinn—freelance operative and professional “cleaner”—has struck with his client at the Office. But his first assignment in rural Ireland unexpectedly results in four dead bodies to dispose of—and leads him to an astounding mystery about to spin wildly out of control.

Now Quinn, along with his colleague and girlfriend, the lethal Orlando, has a new mission: find and protect a UN aide worker who has suddenly disappeared from her assignment in war-torn Africa. If it were only that easy. Soon Quinn and Orlando will unearth a horrifying plot that is about to reach stage critical for a gathering of world leaders and an act of terror more cunning, and more insidious, than anyone can foresee.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ccabelka | 2/17/2014

    " This was a quick read purely for entertainment. I have not read any other books by this author so it took me a little bit to get how everyone was connected. I've read better plot lines in the same genre. The action scenes were well written but the interpersonal scenes seemed choppy at times, and almost like the author wasn't quite sure how to describe the moods and feelings of the characters. Not a book I would read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ubiquitousbastard | 2/12/2014

    " More of the same for this series, really. And I might be a horrible person, but I didn't care too much about all the special needs kids. I mean, it was a messed up plan, but just throwing children into peril isn't enough to automatically make me care. So I enjoyed it overall, but I wasn't amazed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori Tatar | 2/2/2014

    " You want to pick this one up on a weekend because you will not be able to put it down. If you're not already hooked on Brett Battles' character, Jonathan Quinn, you will be...well before you have finished reading this novel. It's got to be one of the hottest picks of the summer! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 1/21/2014

    " Brett Battles is the only author who makes feel like I'm reading an action movie. During car chases, I grip the book like a steering wheel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/13/2014

    " A real thriller and I couldn't put it down. It's fresh -- mentioned the govt takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, etc. The plot was "sort of" confusing and hard to follow but I'm glad I read it. It was a prepublication giveaway -- I hope they fix the typos and insert the missing words. Nevertheless, For some fast action (and I enjoy reading almost anything in which a child/children are involved -- must be my maternal instinct?). I think there might be a sequel because the "bad guys" (altho it was hard to tell which were the "real" bad guys) are still alive. The main character was involved in a previous book so the author might be writing a series??? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura D. | 1/9/2014

    " This book was an action-packed James Bond type of story. It's not the type of book that I normally read, which is probably why it took me so long to finish and I only gave it 3 stars. My husband really liked it, but it's definitely his kind of book. I can say for the sake of this review that the author accomplished the telling of this story in the way I expected. It was concise, not drawn out. He gave us the information and then followed through with the aftermath, just like he had been given orders to do so. The plot was well entwined and I was unable to predict the ending. I have not read the 2 books prior to this one in the series but I didn't feel that it made much difference. There were times when it was made obvious that the characters had a past together but it was easy to swallow, something that I imagine would be great for people who have read the other two in the series. One thing I find annoying with books in a series is when they go over what happened in the previous books again and again. It makes sections of the book boring, like you've already read them. The characters are not very deep, but Battles gets away with it because they are all basically undercover and you feel like you aren't supposed to know anything about them. Anything you do know provides you with enough information to understand the dynamics in the relationships and how that relates to the storyline. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josh Katsanis | 12/30/2013

    " Better then average thriller, because of the writing style, not the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Marie (Highlandress) | 12/26/2013

    " Brett Battles has done it again! His books are enthralling and absolutely fabulous! His books will be an automatic buy from now on! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/23/2013

    " This was a suspenseful read, perfect for a long holiday summer weekend. The characters are intriguing and the book got me curious about their backstories. I received this book as part of a First Reads giveaway and am now interested in reading the other two books in the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valie | 7/9/2013

    " Shadow of Betrayal by Brett Battles was an enjoyable thriller, with interesting twists, I would consider reading more books by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 6/12/2013

    " The books was good. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes these kinds of books. I look forward to reading the book again in the future. I also look forward to reading the first two books in the series as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jay Clement | 7/8/2012

    " Quinn is a great character, and Battles continues to deliver cool plots for him to explore. Well done and a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John FIck | 2/19/2012

    " not as good as the first ones "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jim | 11/18/2011

    " Loved it. Wish I had another just like it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee Partington | 10/2/2011

    " Just finished this book and was really impressed with its fast paced story line. It was a nice read and had a good ending. I will definitely be looking to read some more books by this author "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/31/2011

    " It was ok, although I find the job of a "cleaner" interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy | 12/9/2010

    " Thoroughly enjoyable read. I am sure there is more to come from Quinn Orlando Nate and the LP and I can't wait! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Marie (Highlandress) | 8/18/2010

    " Brett Battles has done it again! His books are enthralling and absolutely fabulous! His books will be an automatic buy from now on! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 6/26/2010

    " The series is still interesting but this book drags a bit. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Renie | 4/16/2010

    " I read a short story by this author and really liked it. This book, I found out later was part of a series. I don't think having read the books that came before this one in the series would've helped. Total blah... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 9/9/2009

    " It was ok, although I find the job of a "cleaner" interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jim | 7/6/2009

    " hard to put down book and interesting but a little too conspiratorial for me when it comes to a secret organization controlling events "

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About the Author
Author Brett BattlesBrett Battles lives in Los Angeles and is the author of two acclaimed novels in the Jonathan Quinn series: The Cleaner, which was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Thriller and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and The Deceived. He is at work on the fourth book in the series.
About the Narrator

Scott Brick, actor, narrator, and writer, attended UCLA and spent ten years in a traveling Shakespeare company. Passionate about the spoken word, he has narrated a wide variety of audiobooks, from thrillers and science fiction to classics and nonfiction. He has recorded more than eight hundred audiobooks and won over fifty AudioFile Earphones Awards and several of the prestigious Audie Awards. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine and the Voice of Choice for 2016 by Booklist magazine.