This is the sixth Jonathan Quinn novel, and they just keep getting better and better. Add a healthy dose of unexpected humor and you have a successful combination that should please just about any reader. Since the demise of a close friend in the last book The Silenced , Quinn has been living a peaceful and introspective life in Thailand and distancing himself from his highly dangerous job as a cleaner. But when a girl from the past resurfaces and once again becomes the target of a powerful group of people, Quinn realizes he has no choice but to get back in the game and help her out.
As luck would have it, Quinn was assigned to do her clean-up, and when he is told the name of the target before the job goes down and realizes who it is, he sets up an elaborate and dangerous plot to save Mila, fake her death, and change her identity so she can live out the rest of her life free of danger. In alternating flashback scenes the reader is slowly given the details of her rescue, after which Quinn grimly informs her that the life she knew is now over.
There are twists and turns galore as the Quinn and the gang hatch a complicated scheme to bring down the men who would kill Mila, and save another innocent in the process. Battles tempers the many exciting action scenes with some real in-depth character development and shows us the underlying emotional relationships between Quinn and Nate, Quinn and Orlando, and Mila and her erstwhile love Julien, described in flashbacks.
We even see a burgeoning friendship begin to develop between Nate and Daeng, whose first meeting is rocky. Quinn is still the best drawn character, in my opinion, and Battles lets him grown and change with each book, which is one sign of a good writer. I also found The Destroyed to have the most humor of the Quinn books.
There were many memorable lines and lots of bantering between characters, especially Quinn and Orlando, whose relationship is anything but smooth sailing. The device of slowly doling out information to the reader works well, and although it was sometimes frustrating to have the characters talking to each other on the phone without sharing their plans, it made for a tension-filled story that makes the reader want to keep reading.
The last lines of the story are perfect, yet another reason Battles is at the top of his game. Top charts. New arrivals.
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- Shadow of Betrayal: A Jonathan Quinn Novel;
The Silenced Jonathan Quinn Book 4. Brett Battles April 5, Switch to the audiobook. But Quinn and his team are being watched. Suddenly caught in the cross fire between two dangerous rivals, Quinn must unravel the identity of the body and why it still poses so great a threat even in death. He is at work on both a standalone and the fourth book in the Quinn series. Reviews Review Policy.
The Silenced (Jonathan Quinn, #4) by Brett Battles
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Jonathan Quinn Series
Continue the series. See more. The Cleaner. Book 1. His job? The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. Suddenly the two are prying into old crimes, struggling to stay alive long enough to unbury the truth. But as the hunt intensifies, Quinn is stunned by what he uncovers: a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy—with an almost unimaginable goal. A stellar debut. The Deceived. Book 2.
A friend and old colleague has been murdered. A woman has gone missing. In his world, Jonathan Quinn has a few rules.
To tell her that Markoff is dead. Until a week ago, Jenny Fuentes was an assistant to an ambitious congressman. But Quinn has his own man power.
The Silenced: A Novel
He has tools that can pry into secrets held anywhere in the world. He has the skill to trade blows with killers and spies. Shadow of Betrayal: A Thriller. Book 3.