The title and cover caught my attention, so I clicked to read the synopsis. He makes evidence and leads disappear before anyone can find out what truly happened. Also this is the opening salvo in the Jonathan Quinn story so I may at a later time give a second book a try and see how the series develops. It made me think of the John Rain series. Instead of puzzling out solutions, the main character, Quinn, uses brute force, stealth killings, and lots and lots of gun play. Characters were interesting and more than one-dimensional, but didn't quite make top grade.
Quinn's only hope may be Orlando, a woman from his past who's reluctant to help but who may hold the key to solving the case. We currently have listed on the site and with more added each day. The Cleaner is nicely paced for the most part, although I found there were parts of this book where Battles over-described a scene. As far as characterization, Quinn remains a mystery, but I felt that I got to walk inside of his skin and get a feel for how he processed things. It wasn't me, but the author that was inebriated. After another attempt, in Berlin, that takes Nate and nearly grabs his long-ago colleague and unrequited love, the beautiful Eurasian Orlando, he must go on the offensive, tracking down first the sadistic, scary Borko, then uncovering who is really trying to destroy the Office and unleash a bioterror virus.
The book is part of a series that follows Johnathan Quin through amazing tales related to his less then mainstream job as a cleaner. It leaves you wanting more, and the good news is, there is more. Now others like the book much better than I so this is another I'd say look around and see which reviewer you seem to agree with most often. The same goes for Orlando and Nate. Brett Battles is an American author of action-adventure and thriller novels, including spy thrillers. Enough to keep my interest. Ex-cop Jonathan Quinn now works for the Office, a black-ops agency, as he erases any traces of an op that takes place.
His job is a professional cleaner with nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies and a little clean up if necessary. It felt authentic although I could hardly say yay or nay since I am not a spy and I don't know any. Unlike the Jack Ryan mix of thinking man and action man, we get more wet-work spy behavior than the thinking analyst type character. Suddenly the two are prying into old crimes, crisscrossing continents, struggling to stay alive long enough to unbury the truth. And even after the twist reveal, there was no emotional weight to it and it would have been so easy to include that - matter of fact, not just easy, but absolutely necessary. You can learn more at his website: brettbattles. Battles became a published author in 2007 with the publication of The Cleaner, which introduced us to the Jonathan Quinn character.
Now, he is going to prove that for him, there's no gray area between killing for a living-and killing to stay alive. The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. And it really shouldn't have been. This was a debut author from Brett Battles, another first read by this author for me. Jonathan Quinn is a terrific character - and I'm surprised this character hasn't made the leap to the big screen.
In his way, he is a man with values. Starting with Sick, the series is compared to Michael Crichton and Stephen King. Well, I'm sorry that I didn't discover this series sooner. I gave 3-stars as this was a debut and one could only hope that Battles can get better with future books. Suddenly the two are prying into old crimes, crisscrossing continents, and struggling to stay alive. None of them, with the exception of the Bosnian villain, do much to distinguish themselves, so the reader is left to try to remember why this person is important and where they came into the plot in the first place. I will read more of these books.
With only a handful of clues. First, there are way too many of them, and almost all seem to be men involved in some aspect of crime. Dylan's sure his new gig will be a walk in the park - or rather, a drive, given that he's a courier. The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. But in Brett Battles's electrifying debut novel, Quinn's latest assignment will change everything, igniting a harrowing journey of violence, betrayal, and rev Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner.
As events unfold, the spies and mercenaries come to a hard realization. He reminds us of Eisler's John Rain. Both sound like a unique and exciting premise. I think this makes for much more realism and believability. You may mess with a lot on this good earth, but you don't mess with Case Lee. The charatcers are endearing and you feel for the relationships among them.
I thought that the story was pretty good and I gave it a 4. Brett Battles, as far as I can tell, is an independent author who sells his books for a few bucks a pop. The novel is both complex and violent the scene where Borko kills a female asset with a screw driver is one example , and it certainly raises the stakes for every author working in the thriller genre. In the Alexandra Poe series, Mr. Electronic versions of the books were found automatically and may be incorrect wrong. All overseas shipping is via Airmail.
Welcome to revolution, murder, and behind-the-curtains intrigue. With only a handful of clues, Quinn scrambles for cover, struggling to find out why someone wants him dead. Like many favorite thrillera, the main character is canny and exceptionally well trained, and so far is able to either stay ahead of the bad guys or get away from them. Bookseller: , Ohio, United States Preface. Parker, Gary Phillips and C. I don't usually have time to make a worth wile review so I don't bother, but I just can't keep quiet this time. Does the electronic version of the book completely replace the paper version? The pacing puts you to sleep, and the action scenes are so cliche that by the time anything interesting happens, you'll most likely not even care.