"Breakneck pacing, colorful locales and dizzying plot twists make the Quinn series a welcome addition to the political thriller genre."
"Battles hits for extra bases in his first novel. The Cleaner is a tightly written page-turner, filled with tradecraft and offering as much action as a James Bond film. The threat Quinn must neutralize may be a bit over the top—again in the Bondian manner—but fans of derring-do will happily suspend disbelief and enjoy a wild ride."
"Brett Battles has established himself as one of today's best thriller writers, right up there with Lee Child, Barry Eisler, and Thomas Perry."
"A sinister plot so downright clever it's a wonder somebody hasn't tried something similar in real life. Start Shadow of Betrayal early in the day, or be prepared for a later-than-usual bedtime."
"The action is heart-pounding, gripping and always engaging."
"Brett Battles makes a grand entrance into the thriller scene with this unputdownable spy novel. The Cleaner has it all: exotic locales, James Bondian derring-do, and ingenious plot twists that will keep you sweating all the way till the end."
—Tess Gerritsen, New York Times bestselling author of THE MEPHISTO CLUB
"Brett Battles is a compelling new voice in the thriller genre. The Cleaner combines the best elements of Lee Child, John LeCarre and Robert Ludlum. Deftly plotted, perfectly paced and expertly executed, Battles takes his readers on a joyride from the U.S. to Vietnam to post-Cold War Berlin. Jonathan Quinn is a character worth rooting for. Brett Battles is a master story teller. Find a comfortable chair and plan to stay up late. You won't be able to put it down. A stellar debut. Highly-recommended."
—Sheldon Siegel, New York Times Best Selling Author of THE CONFESSION
"Hypnotically gripping, The Cleaner by Brett Battles moves with the speed of an assassin's unerring bullet. From Colorado to Vietnam and Germany, this ripping-good read will leave anyone who loves suspense not only happily satisfied but eager for Battles' next thriller."
—Gayle Lynds, New York Times bestselling author of THE LAST SPYMASTER
"The Cleaner has it all: fast action, terrific characters, and exotic locations all combined in a roller-coaster plot that's guaranteed to keep you reading till the last page. Brett Battles might be a newcomer, but he writes like an old hand. This is one terrific book!"
—John Gilstrap, Author of SIX MINUTES TO FREEDOM and NATHAN'S RUN
"An emotionally tense tale of espionage and betrayal from a new author who writes with assurance and sophistication, The Cleaner's teeth-gritting action is an auspicious debut for the talented Brett Battles."
—Perri O'Shaughnessy, Author of KEEPER OF THE KEYS
"Action-packed and dripping with tension, Jonathan Quinn is ready to join Gabriel Allon and Mitch Rapp in the pantheon of elite spy thriller characters. Battles is only getting better, and The Silenced is the best Quinn yet."
—Jason Pinter, bestselling author of THE MARK and THE FURY
"The Silenced is a thriller in every sense of the word, full of double-backs and triple crosses, linked by a story that moves like a fuse and characters the reader genuinely cares about. It's Battles' best book yet."
—Timothy Hallinan, author of the Poke Rafferty Bangkok Thrillers
"The Silenced, a complex, action-packed international cat and mouse game, will be catnip for thriller readers. Old and new fans will rejoice that Jonathan Quinn is back in the game—sharper, more dangerous, and more human than ever."
—John Lescroart, New York Times best selling author of DAMAGE