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Shadow of Betrayal (Jonathan Quinn #3)

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Three jobs, no questions. That’s the deal Jonathan Quinnâ��freelance operative and professional “cleaner”â��has struck with his client at the Office. But his first assignment in rural Ireland unexpectedly results in four dead bodies to dispose ofâ��and leads him to an astounding mystery about to spin wildly out of control.

Now Quinn, along with his colleague and girlfriend,
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published July 7th 2009 by Delacorte Press
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Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is not Battle's best work. Writing is made harder with children as victims or dependents. This story is barely satisfying. 4 of 10 stars
Bev Taylor
Aug 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
my copy was called the unwanted

quinn is a cleaner - no not the domestic kind and quinn is not his real name. he does dirty jobs for others who pay him well but will disown all knowledge of him if necessary

he owes peter a favour and this is called in. 3 jobs - no questions asked. he has no choice to accept

this leads him to a handover in ireland which goes terribly wrong. then back to the states where he finds the body of a high ranking official in one of the departments and a meet that again g
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Cleaner Jonathan Quinn, his trainee Nate and Quinn's girlfriend Orlando do one more job for the secret government organization known as "The Office". And by Cleaner we don't mean with a mop and bucket. Quinn and his crew clean up secret special ops situations. Removes bodies and any trace of government involvement and sometimes he has to kill people. He works globally. This time he is helping a Canadian woman Marion Dupuis and an African child Iris escape from some bad guys who have them held ca ...more
Pierre Tassé
Oct 27, 2017 rated it liked it
To begin with, people always ask if this could be read first without reading any other of the series. I would strongly recommend you start at the beginning so that the full impact of what happens throughout the series is fully felt as it moves along. This last book that I read (#3) is fun and a little different than what a Cleaner should be doing and delves into the LP a little more. I enjoyed the book and was not able to put it down as I always wanted to get to the next sentence, the next parag ...more
Jun 12, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of political intrigue and byzantine plots
I won this from First Reads. I didn't realize until I got this that it was part of a larger series. It works as a stand-alone, and the author gives you all the basic information you need from the previous book, but I would rather have read the other books first. It's like being at a party with a bunch of people you don't really know - you catch the broad outlines of personality and history, but when the inside jokes come up, you're lost.

In a way, I wish the author had left more to the imaginatio
Sep 26, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2009-reads
PROTAGONIST: Jonathan Quinn, cleaner
SETTING: Ireland, Canada, US
SERIES: 3 of 3
RATING: 3.25

Jonathan Quinn is a professional "cleaner" who has the responsibility for cleaning a crime scene after the fact so that there are no traces of evidence. For some time, his assignments have come from a group known as "the Office". Although he is anxious to break their association, he is on the wrong side of an IOU. In exchange for some serious help from the Office, he has agreed to perform three jobs for the
Rabid Readers Reviews
Jun 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Brett Battles newest installment in the Jonathon Quinn series, "Shadow of Betrayal" is inspired. The plotline generally follows the last installment in the series "The Deceived." Quinn (not his real name, of course), a "cleaner" by trade made a deal with the devil and agreed to do three jobs, no questions asked, for his sometimes employer. "Shadow of Betrayal" shows the cashing in on those jobs - and they're jobs that Quinn would rather not take.

In "Shadow of Betrayal," Battles also follows up o
Jun 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
Every body's favorite cleaner, Jonathan Quinn is back in Shadow of Betrayal. Quinn wants to hang up his gun holster and retire with his girlfriend, the deadly but beautiful Orlando but before he can do that, his boss has another mission for Quinn. He wants Quinn to locate a United Nations aide worker named Marion Dupuis. She has gone mission from her post in Africa. This is a task that will require the help of Quin''s protege, Nate and girlfriend Orlando.

Marion has enjoyed helping out at Roslyn
THE UNWANTED continues to push Quinn further from his occupation as a ‘cleaner’ and more towards spy/counter-terrorism territory. Not that the transition is a bad thing, however the feel of THE CLEANER (book 1) and BECOMING QUINN (prequel) are much more in-tune with the character I’d come to enjoy.

THE UNWANTED is pure action laced with conspiracy theories and a separatist group known as LP which is determined to change the face of American politics and big business. The Office, headed by Peter,
Jun 01, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
Fast-paced book as evidenced by more location changes than a Bond movie and an average of one murder per chapter. Both Quinn's and Marion's plots kept my interest as they evaded both police and the shadowy secret society. Not hard at all to jump into the series at book #3.

I liked how Quinn was always on the verge of firing Nate b/c he was missing a foot, Orlando and Quinn's banter and the way the author tried so hard to pepper the book w/topical references (new Yankee stadium! housing crisis! la
Suspense Magazine
Feb 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
Brett Battles’ third book in the Jonathan Quinn series continues to impress. Our little clique of Quinn, Nate and Orlando find themselves challenged yet again as they find themselves in the middle of a mystery surrounding the death of a prominent American.

We gain more insight into the ongoing saga of a secret group plotting and implementing their plan. Plan for what? Well you’ll just have to read the book to find out. If you haven’t embraced this series yet, I highly recommend you start reading
Jun 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shadow of Betrayal by Brett Battles (Jonathan Quinn #3)

Quinn, the cleaner, with Nate, his apprentice, and girlfriend, Orlando are tasked again by the Office to another job; this one spanning the globe from Europe to the California coast. At stake, the lives of a woman named Marion and a little five year old girl named Iris. There's action everywhere, danger at every turn, and all their lives at risk at all times. Thanks for another great read.
Sep 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009
May have rushed into publication a bit too quickly. That or a new proof reader is required!
"...except for the exception."


And plot bits from past book (won't spoil anything)are brought up and reiterated and angst-ed over ad nauseum... OK, OK, we get it!!

I'm done w/this series.
J. Taylor
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quinn and Nate and Orlando I love as a team together, they're more then colleagues, they're like they're one little family.
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another hit by Brett Battles, listening to it via "books on tape." Narrator Scott Brick portrays most of the characters, especially Quinn, as overly sharp and short. Like other books by Battles, once I get half way through the book the pace quickens and its very difficult to put the book down. I look for opportunities to drive around or go on walks so I can listen to my book!
Dan Smith
Nov 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
1st read of a new author. took some time getting to know the characters, but in the end, it was a great action story. Enjoyed the connection between the 3 characters, Quinn, Nate and Orlando.

will be interested in another of Battles Books.
Not my favorite Quinn story. It dragged in places. Love the narrator, though, and the author interview at the end was good, too.
Scott Gardner
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: others
Another good read .
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As with the first two books, just another exceptional read!
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
yay they brought back the right sudio narrator! also, the highly emotional episode
May 11, 2017 rated it liked it
OK. Thanks BB.
May 07, 2018 rated it liked it
2-3 read.
Mar 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another Great Read

The story's just get more involved and action packed as I continue the series, so it's on to the next book
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
I did not enjoy this book as much as the previous two in the series. The plot was weak. Hopefully the next one is better.
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Really like Jonathan Quinn.
Picky Virgo
3.5⭐. Very convoluted. ...more
Feb 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like good coffee "good to the last drop", this book was good to the last word.
S Dizzy
gripping action story though I didn't like the f-bombs thrown into the dialogue which didn't seem to need it, in my opinion.
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
I'm glad I stuck it out after the last book. I was a marginally worried about the series after reading the Deceived, but seeing that I already had the book on hand, I decided to give this one a go, and I'm glad I did. I got reacquainted to the Quinn I was first introduced to in the first book of the series, calm, calculating, and sneak down a hallway while chewing gum at the same time.

As for the book, there's several other who already review this old book on this thread, most with really good b
Aug 06, 2010 rated it it was ok
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Brett Battles is a Barry Award-winning author of over thirty novels, including Rewinder, the Jonathan Quinn series, the Logan Harper series, and the Project Eden series. He’s also the coauthor, with Robert Gregory Browne, of the Alexandra Poe series. You can learn more at his website:
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