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The Deceived

by Brett Battles

Action / Adventure / Spy / Espionage Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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March 2009 Book of the Month.

 

This is a brilliant sequel to The Cleaner which readers of my recommendations will remember I waxed lyrical about.  We’ve got the same oddball character here getting involved in a spot of investigation, calling on friends and colleagues and leaving us on tenterhooks right up to the end.  It’s great stuff.


Comparison: Lee Child, Vince Flynn, Tom Cain.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Deceived Synopsis

As a professional 'cleaner', Jonathan Quinn disposes of bodies and ties up loose ends. Doesn't get his hands dirty, no wet work. But when he discovers he's been hired to vanish all traces of Steven Markoff, one of his best friends who just happened to work for the CIA, his job suddenly hits too close to home. This time, it's personal.

Quinn is determined to get justice for Markoff. Plus, now, Markoff's girlfriend Jenny, who had been an assistant to an ambitious Congressman, has also disappeared. Racing from the corridors of power in Washington to the bustling streets of Singapore - along with his smart, eager apprentice Nate and brilliant, beautiful Orlando, his closest friend who's saved his life more than once - events quickly spiral dangerously out of control. With an addictive momentum and fascinating characters, The Deceived takes us on a thrilling, nerve-wracking journey.

 

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ISBN: 9781848090286
Publication date: 05/03/2009
Publisher: Preface Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848090286
Publication date: 5th March 2009
Author: Brett Battles
Publisher: Preface Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 480 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Brett Battles

Brett 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. The third book, The Unwanted was published in July 2009.

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