The Deceived (Jonathan Quinn Series #2)

The Deceived (Jonathan Quinn Series #2)

by Brett Battles
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The Deceived (Jonathan Quinn Series #2) by Brett Battles

Brett Battles won rave reviews for his debut novel, The Cleaner, which introduced hero Jonathan Quinn. A freelance operative and professional "cleaner," Quinn knows better than to get emotionally involved in any of his jobs. But in this superb powerhouse of suspense, Quinn's latest job is different. A friend and old colleague has been murdered. A woman has gone missing. And for Jonathan Quinn, this time it's personal.

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...

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ISBN-13: 9780385341578
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/24/2008
Series: Jonathan Quinn Series , #2
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Brett Battles lives in Los Angeles and is the author of two acclaimed novels in the Jonathan Quinn series: The Cleaner, which was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Thriller and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel, and The Deceived. He is at work on the fourth book in the series.

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Deceived (Jonathan Quinn Series #2) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
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smanke More than 1 year ago
It's hard to title a book The Deceived without making a clear implication about the plot.  That said, buckle in for a fast paced thriller that takes you from one side of the planet to the other.  And while you know that deception is involved, don't expect to see the book's climax coming.  This story takes some amazing twists that are guaranteed to keep you guessing and reading long into the night.  The Deceived is another wonderful Quinn book that is thrilling fun from beginning to end!
taylani More than 1 year ago
Quinn is the Best! This series will not disappoint!!
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Excellent book. Not sure why Brett Battles is not a more well known.
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hit-the-mark More than 1 year ago
looking forward to more in the series
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Guest More than 1 year ago
The Deceived is definitely a thriller and Battles has no trouble keeping up the pace or making his book engaging. The main character, Jonathan Quinn, is a professional 'cleaner'. When Quinn is called about a dead body in a shipping container he is shocked to discover that the dead body is his friend Steven Markoff, a ex-CIA agent. Quinn now has to find Markoff's girlfriend Jenny in hopes of discovering why Markoff's body was sent to him and why he was killed. And what he finds along the way is quite surprising.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just finished The Deceived. I also read The Cleaner. I like this one a lot better than the first. The pace of the book was tremendous as well as the locale of the overseas. The book leaves you guessing until the end. I also like the book is set perfectly up for the 3rd Quinn book that Battles is working on. I recommend it to anyone who likes spy novels.
harstan More than 1 year ago
As a CIA Cleaner, Jonathan Quinn has only one restriction as he rids corpses that must vanish without a trace his one personal decree is to insure nothing can ever trace in even a remote way to him he must ¿disappear¿ once the job is done. His current assignment is to clean up the violation of his basic rule of survival. At a Los Angeles port, a shipping container arrives holding a special cargo inside is CIA agent Steven Markoff, who once saved his life. Quinn knows that besides cleaning the mess, he must inform Steve¿s girlfriend, Jenny Fuentes that he is dead and find who sent him this corpse as a special cryptic message. To Quinn¿s shock, Jenny is missing and many people want her to stay vanished, which means killing Quinn and his two cronies. Quinn and his buddies globetrot to Europe following clues that ultimately leads to what appears to be an international conspiracy focused out of Singapore. However, he needs to turn to additional underworld help to close in on his main adversary. At an incredible pace faster than the speed light in spite of stunning plausible twists, fans will relish this electrifying thriller that in many ways is more political than espionage (though some might say all espionage is political).------ Harriet Klausner