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
I listen to the 8th book in the series first based on reviews. I really liked it and then went on to the 9thI decided I would do the whole series and went back to the first one. Gave that 4 stars and said Wow for the first one that was great I also liked it that Scott BRIC was reading all of them. I like to do a series one after another when its really good and especially if it has the same good narrator the whole time. I was disappointed they changed narrators and the story wasn't quite as good. quite frankly the women's voices all tended to sound the same and they were annoying and whiney. I also figured out a lot of the book ahead of time. still gave it 3 stars and I'll check the next one out and see. If this had been my first one I don't know if I would have listened to the entire series.
I really tried to finish. Even came within an hour and a half of finishing. Just couldn't do it. Have enjoyed Brett Battles before. I think I came this close because I'm at home recovering from knee surgery and have drugs on hand.
Please don't tell me you are dealing with strong female characters and the make me wonder where you're hiding them.
I'll listen to more of this author's books I know he can write. Please don't disappoint me again.
Avid audio book listener with over 1600 books in my library!
Disappointed in this book. Not what I expected. The narrator ruined it for me. The first one was better with Scott Brick narrating. I plan on listening to the next one as Scott is back narrating the series.
I like the stories - great character development. Good action, good narrator, basically a great stories. However, my big beef is with some very obvious errors in judgment. Why would the assassin not kill the target immediately when the opportunity was there. I do think that whole scenario could have been played a lot more realistically. Author's responsibility only. JMHO.
kept me glued to the plot all they way to the end.dont beleve the nay sayers it is a good story
I am writing fairly early into the book because I am not enjoying the experience this narrator provides. I can usually listen to a book and do other things (housework or while driving the car). Definitely not the case with this book. The narrator's voice keeps going between normal to almost a whisper. This constant fading in and out is just awful and quite distracting. I am going to make a point of calling Audible about this and will also try avoiding books read by this narrator! Truly the worst experience I have had with any of the books I have listened to in all the years I have been an Audible customer.
The problem is not the narration as some have claimed. William Dufris is one of the best narrators as is Scott Brick. The problem is the thin story that only appears to function as the basis for the characters to travel the globe. Some times I almost imagined I was listening to one of Bill Bryon's books except with more killing and explosions. I don't think it is a bad travel book and there is a lot of good geographical information. But, I think I'll pass on the other Quinn books.
Somewhere in the middle.
Yes, I like the Cleaner series, good characters, good story twists.
I will try to avoid them. I'd only listen to another one if it was a book I really, really wanted to listen to rather than read. His normal narration voice is excellent, but when he does character voices they are over the top, almost caricatures. "Tasha" in this book constantly sounds like she is whining. "Quinn's" voice is ridiculous. It would have been better to just read the dialog without differentiation, or with only minor variations.
Brett, get another narrator please.
As the first book in the series, the story line and development of characters is fanatics. Not sure what the author does different, but it is very engaging
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