The Deceived (Unabridged‪)‬

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    • $14.99

Publisher Description

“Brilliant and heart-pounding.”**
“A tightly written page-turner.”***

Brett Battles won rave reviews for his debut novel, The Cleaner, which introduced hero Jonathan Quinn. A freelance operative and professional “cleaner,” Quinn knows better than to get emotionally involved in any of his jobs. But in this superb powerhouse of suspense, Quinn’s latest job is different. A friend and old colleague has been murdered. A woman has gone missing. And for Jonathan Quinn, this time it’s personal.

Anonymity. Trust. Professionalism. In his world, Jonathan Quinn has a few rules. He’ll get rid of bodies that have to disappear; nothing ever gets traced back to him. But when Quinn is called to a busy Los Angeles port where a shipping container has just come in from the sea, it’s clear his rules have been violated. Inside the crate is a dead man—a man who once saved Quinn’s life. And while no one knows how CIA agent Steven Markoff died, Quinn has to do more than clean. He has to find Markoff’ s girlfriend, Jenny. To tell her that Markoff is dead. To find out why—and why someone sent Markoff’s body to him.

Until a week ago, Jenny Fuentes was an assistant to an ambitious congressman. Now Jenny is missing, too, and a lot of man power is making sure she isn’t found. But Quinn has his own man power. He has tools that can pry into secrets held anywhere in the world. He has the skill to trade blows with killers and spies. And he has covert weapons: his eager and smart apprentice, Nate, and brilliant Orlando, his closest friend, who’s saved his life more than once.

Racing from the corridors of power in Washington to the bustling streets of Singapore, Quinn won’ t stop until he uncovers the truth behind his friend’s violent death, the astounding reason Jenny has vanished—and what she knows about the most explosive deception of all.

*Tess Gerritsen
**Jeffery Deaver

Mysteries & Thrillers
William Dufris
hr min
June 24
Random House Audio

Customer Reviews

attorney42 ,

The Deceived

This book is very good. Not as good as the first, I would agree. Still, it has an interesting story which takes you around the world. The descriptions of Singapore are great, as are the characters. I feel like I know some of them personally! The only drawback is that Quinn isn't as sloppy as he was made out to be in this episode. Hopefully the next book will have Quinn and Orlando back on top of their game. As to the comments about the reader and his irritating girl voice....I just wonder what you think Mr. Battles had to do with that? His book has nothing to do with it. The story is the story whether the reader has a good or bad voice. Judge the book by it's contents, not its reader!

JeanaNYC ,

Starts out great and then it goes south.

Why on earth Quinn have so many stupid people around him and risks all of their lives for a whinny woman who does not tell him why they all could die until near the end of the book. The sterotype of a smart sexy asian chick is just that. I am surprised the book was published. Lots of lose ends and the line that Quinn was smarter than everyone in his life as a kid makes me roll my eyes. The reader with his southern woman accent makes the women sound so stupid you want to get a gun and shoot the ipod.

Koltola ,

The Cleaner continued

I agree with the first reveiw in only one area, the readers southern accents was a little annoying. The story it interesting with little turns hre and there. The first book was better but this is worth the purschase

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