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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (492 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Stone Narrator: Firdous Bamji Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Micah Dalton Series Release Date:
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Micah Dalton isn’t paid to ask questions. He’s a “cleaner,” a CIA fixer sent in to mop up the mess when an agent or situation goes bad. But when his close friend and mentor Porter Naumann turns up dead in an idyllic Tuscan hill town, an apparent suicide, Dalton’s curiosity gets the best of him.

Naumann’s death puts Dalton on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex–CIA agents. The victims are hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution. But for what?

An elegant, original, and chillingly suspenseful journey through the darkest alleys of international espionage, The Echelon Vendetta will keep you enthralled right up to its final, supremely satisfying twist.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Well-written, intelligent, and sometimes funny…Show[s] us what life is really like on the front lines.”

    Washington Post

  • “A smashing debut thriller…Fast-moving, smart, sexy, and alarming. Everything you want in a thriller.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “A smoothly written spy thriller…Packed with the kind of nitty-gritty detail that draws espionage fans. A promising debut.”


  • A 2008 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pickleman | 2/18/2014

    " Probably one of the best "you never know what is going to happen next" suspense thriller books I've ever read. It grabs you early and doesn't let you go until the very end, and then you want it to keep on going.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tom Armstrong | 2/5/2014

    " I took me a little while to get into Stone's "The Echelon Vendetta", but once I did it proved to be a worthy thriller/spy adventure. I would say stone is a step or two below the like of Clancy, Ludlum or even Vince Flynn, but the story is good, the ending is interesting and overall I'm glad I stuck with it. Definitely worth a read if you have a free afternoon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amanda | 2/4/2014

    " listened on audio book and missed several chapters. Could have done without the gruesome parts, but this was a good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Rod | 1/30/2014

    " Love it. Nice detail, with some slightly bizarre twists. Easy to read, high-interest! "

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