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July 14, 2009

Free Chapters from Shadow of Betrayal by Brett Battles

Brett Battles knows how to take readers on a pulse-pounding journey. And SHADOW OF BETRAYAL marks the third novel in his gripping Jonathan Quinn series. Following The Cleaner, which was nominated for both a Barry and Shamus Award, and The Decieved, Battles delivers another thriller you won’t be able to put down.

Here are the facts:

The hero: Jonathan Quinn—one part James Bond and one part Jason Bourne. He’s a freelance operative “cleaner” charged with the disposal of bodies someone wants to keep from being found.

The situation: Three jobs, no questions. That was the deal Quinn struck with his client at the Office. Unfortunately for him, Ireland was just the first. Now Quinn, along with his colleague and girlfriend—the lethal Orlando—has a new assignment sparked by the killings in Ireland and leading to an international smuggling ring.

Opening lines: “The details of the exchange, what the information was and what the informant was earning for his efforts, were none of Quinn’s business. He was a cleaner. His job was to watch and observe, and—only if necessary—clean up any mess that might occur.”

What others have said: “The best word I can use to describe his writing is addictive. Razor-sharp prose bites deep, cuts to a raw nerve, and leaved you …craving more.” —James Rollins


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