Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little something more.
Meet Jake Oliver. The day will come when he's one of the best cleaners in the business, a man skilled at making bodies disappear. At the moment, however, he's a 22-year-old rookie cop, unaware his life is about to change. In a burning barn a body is found - and the fire isn't the cause of death. The detectives working the case have a pretty good idea about what went down. But Officer Oliver thinks it's something else entirely, and pursues a truth others would prefer remain hidden - others who will go to extreme lengths to keep him quiet.
Every identity has an origin. This is Quinn's.
©2011 Brett Battles (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
I love back stories.How do your heroes become that way? What pressures pushed them into the lives they lead? Battles does an excellent job of creating those pressures that pushed a young man out of his chosen carrer of a policeman into that of being a cleaner.Well done, Mr Battles!
Tell us about yourself!
This prequel is well done. It is not too long, but does fill in one big missing piece of Quinn's life: what did he do before he was a cleaner?
If you have been reading the series you know his real name is not Jonathan Quinn, he has a biological family, and he was trained to be a cleaner. What he did before, how he was recruited, and why he picked the name all stem from one incident. Battles, as usual, weaves this into an entertaining tale about murders and "Quinn's" curiosity. It is a satisfying read with just the right amount of information. It does not overload us with history, but tells of the event that created the cleaner we know.
Scott Brick is becoming the voice of Jonathan Quinn. Please keep it up!
This was tough to get into, but I did want to know the back story. I struggled listening to the first half. Stopping on and off. The story picked up then and is was worth finishing. Hope the others in the series are better.
Love to take my walks listening to audible books
Nice to learn background for this character and helps reader to understand how he came to be.
Mystery/Detective/Thriller/Historical/SciFi/ Patrick O'Brien/ Eve Dallas/ Dept.Q/Mo Haydee/Peter Cline/Aaronovitch/K McCarthy / Live Aloha!
Audible was doing a "Scott Brick"
(Narrator) sale and this book caught my eye . Since I've not listened to anything Mr. Brick has narrated that I haven't liked I figured I'd give this book a go. Sooo glad I bought it!
Turns out, Brett Battles, of whom this is my first read/listen is a REALLY good writer. I was immediately intrigued by the story line and was not disappointed . A real page turner
about a young intelligent cop who is given a very strange and unique opportunity . This book goes from pianissimo to fórte on the dark meter and I am getting the next in the series the second I finish this review!
I am new to this series, having only heard this one and the last book, but it is very cool. I will look forward to see how the series plays out. But the writer knows what he is doing.
I just recommended it to a friend with like interests.
I liked both Jake as well as Doury (sic). They were well drawn and Mr. Brick made them come alive.
I found this book (prequel to the author's "Cleaner" series) when I looked up Scott Brick's narrated books. So I tried it because of him and the story line. Mr. Brick has few equals when it comes to voice acting, and he feels like a good friend at this point, since he's always my first choice for audio books.
I like the book title of Becoming Quinn.
I really enjoyed this book. I have not read any books from this author before. Bought it on Audible recommendation and it is well worth the money.
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