Mila Voss is dead. That’s what the team hired to terminate her had reported, and that’s how her file had been marked. Dead. Six years now. So why did she suddenly show up on a hotel’s security camera in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania? Those who’d paid for her elimination are more than a little curious.
One person should know what happened—Jonathan Quinn, one of the best cleaners in the business, the man who’d been tasked with the disposal of her body. Only Quinn isn’t exactly easy to get ahold of these days, and he may not be willing to share the answer.
©2012 Brett Battles (P)2012 Audible, Inc.
Action, Fast Paced
Good job at changing voices with characters. You always know who is talking.
Really enjoyed it. Wanted to know what was going to happen next.
I would recommend reading the series in order, but definitely take time to get around to this one. Although The Cleaner, the first in the series, was good...the author's writing gets better as he goes along.
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Brett Battles does it again. Cleaning up crime scenes, closing their loose ends, and a prequel created a need/opportunity for Jonathan Quinn to do something different.
Quinn has retreated from civilization and finds respite doing the basics. Then Mila Voss, a job he had supposedly cleaned, shows up on a security feed. Everyone involved in the job is under scrutiny. Associates find Quinn and everyone works to sort out the mess. It is not, of course, a straightforward task.
Job completed, they all return to their current lives, and we await the next chapter.
Scott Brick is the perfect narrator for this series.
I'm not sure about the books outside this series but if you haven't followed Quinn's (anchor character) journey in this series (and you like a bit of well intentioned deviousness) then you're missing out. Battles is a master at taking story lines in different directions and crafting the evolution of characters. Mentor and 'student' become equals, but in a realistic (however surprising) way...to say any more would be too much information. Best value for money would be to read the entire series. I have and all were highly entertaining. Its frustrating trying to find well written espionage. They're usually either corny or unbelievable. As usual Scott Brick is perfect as narrator. Often narrators are distracting. Scott is a natural and always adds to the experience. I'm still curious about how an author can make you bond with a character that doesn't lose any sleep over killing. The 'means justifies the ends'? So, if you want to 'get even with the baddies' take a ride with Quinn. By the way: this book is for the ladies too. You won't regret it.
Pam Foster - I enjoy listening to books. I had to retire early and I've found audio to be one of my good friends. Reading reviews is a must before purchasing a book.
Absolutely! A novel that keeps you reading, want to keep reading until the end.
Yes! Needed to understand what his reasoning was to lead him to such a decision.
Yes. I enjoy his reading of this series. I'm able to read each book in the series and I know that that the characters will sound the same as the previous one.
There were many. Some more so than others. That's what makes his novels worth listening to.
The characters are well developed. The action keeps you wanting to read more.
The reader did his usual good job.
Something missing in the story-line. I cannot figure out what.
Not necessarily. Knowing when to stop is important. I will miss the character.
I wish I could figure out why I'm not satisfied with the book but I have not been able to do that. Perhaps because it seems that Jonathan turned out to be more of a wimp than fits his character development. I like how Nat took up the his mentor's name. That was a good move.
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