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 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.
©2008 Brett Battles; (P)2008 Books on Tape
These stories of spooks, hit men and their janitors need at least an inkling of plausibility that tethers them to reality to be entertaining. And the writing must be average, at least. This slow-moving train to know-where has the most preposterous conclusion I may have ever read.
The characters are thin and poorly developed. Cliche after cliche fills this droning mess and stultified, repetitive dialogue wears one down. Realizing he has written us into the proverbial corner, Battles concocts the most convoluted, nonsensical conclusion on record. I told myself it was a parody of a parody of a parody in order to justify the time I wasted, but, alas, there is no rhyme or reason for it.
Different narrator - Dufris was terrible. Story was good, but narration made it difficult to fully appreciate
Yes - but not if the narrator is Dupris
annabelle at night
The story was good. The narrator not so good. Most of this series is read by Scott Brick and he does an excellent job. I bought this one but was very disappointed in the narration.
Loved this book , as a Jack Reacher fan I didn't expect it to be as fast paced as it was .Quinn is a character worthy of becoming a series. Narration was excellent and the story line was sufficient for the plot .
Laughable story with simplistic characters. Very disappointing. Best part of the story was "The End.".
What a shame. I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to this but the narration was so poor it was difficult to get through. Every woman sounded the same, whiney and irritating. Why the folks who produced this didn't stop the production at the beginning is a mystery.
I ignored the bad review about the narrator and got this book because I had to go in order. I must say it was painful to listen to. If anyone reads these review from Audible, please get someone else to narrate. It was almost impossible not to grimace while listening. One review said he made Quinn sound like John Wayne and everyone else like southern belles. Painful!
The content of the book was really good. Not big on cursing so much though.
A narrator with overly dramatic inflections takes away from the story, although at times quite excellent. The writing sometimes reaching too quickly to trite or overused phrases. The interaction between characters sometimes too obvious and lame. Great plot though
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