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Becoming Quinn (A Jonathan Quinn Novel Book 0) [Kindle Edition]

Brett Battles
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

From award winning author Brett Battles comes the new Jonathan Quinn thriller BECOMING QUINN.

Most careers begin with an interview and a handshake. Others require a little ... something more.

Meet Jake Oliver. The day will come when he's one of the best cleaners in the business, a man skilled at making bodies disappear.

At the moment, however, he's a twenty-two year old rookie cop, unaware his life is about to change.

In a burning barn a body is found--and the fire isn't the cause of death. The detectives working the case have a pretty good idea about what went down.

But Officer Oliver thinks it's something else entirely, and pursues a truth others would prefer remain hidden--others who will go to extreme lengths to keep him quiet.

Every identity has an origin. This is Quinn's.

BECOMING QUINN includes the bonus first chapter to WATCH ME DIE by Lee Goldberg.


"A pure delight." --Jeffery Deaver, author of EDGE and the Lincoln Rhyme's novels.

"Battles is a master storyteller." --Sheldon Siegel, author of PERFECT ALIBI

"Quinn is one part James Bond, one part Jason Bourne." --Nashville Book Worm

"Highly recommended." --Library Journal (starred review for THE DECEIVED)

"The best word I can use to describe his writing is addictive." --James Rollins, author of the Sigma Force series.

Brett Battles is the Barry Award winning author of seven novels including THE CLEANER, THE SILENCED, LITTLE GIRL GONE, SICK and his first novel for younger readers, HERE COMES MR. TROUBLE. He is one of the founding members of Killer Year, and a member of International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 358 KB
  • Print Length: 218 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497482801
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005C5Z8KU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #113,407 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful introduction to the character 10 Sept. 2011
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Brett Battles' character of Jonathan Quinn has always been a great twist on the traditional thriller protagonist, and both new readers and old fans will be delighted by this glimpse into Quinn's formation. You don't need to be familiar with the series to read this - in fact, it makes a wonderful introduction to the character and his abilities as he discovers them for himself.

Although this is labelled a novella, I know authors whose full-length work doesn't stretch much further than the 57,000 words of this tale. Battles uses the form to its best advantage, keeping the story tight and the pace rapid, while still rounding out and developing his characters. Great fun and highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 7 Aug. 2012
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LOve the Brett Battles "Quinn" series books, and this short story is a great intro to the series. Absolutely brilliant
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved it 12 April 2012
By signorb
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I bought his book The Cleaner for 50p in a charity shop. Loved that so this was an obvious choice next.
Well written and a page turner which is what I like when reading a book.
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This is rather good and great example of the way the Kindle can be used. Here Brett Battles gives us a meaty story that explains how a rookie cope became Quinn, the "cleaner". This is a well written and lengthy introduction to the Cleaner series and will appeal to existing fans and people who want a flavour.
I really enjoyed it, especially the nice touch at the end where he selects his 'name'. Fast paced, action packed and rather good.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good story 9 Aug. 2014
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I did like this book. It started a little slow but that may have been me trying to understand what was going on but I didn't have to wait long as the book zipped along and before I knew it I had finished it. It was a little rushed at the end. Also there were a few instances where certain characters just knew things through luck i.e out of the whole country the assassin knew that they were holed up in a cabin that they had previously used years ago???

Apart from a few of those the story was enjoyable and I would carry on and read the rest of the series.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A late beginning 4 July 2014
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This is the first in the series I've read and it moves along in a lively fashion. Since I'm way behind the curve with the Quinn books, this is a prequel, all I can say is that I enjoyed reading the story and may try another, although Quinn presented me with no special incentive to follow his doings rather than those of the many other fictional characters of his ilk. Perhaps he stands out more in his mature later adventures.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Becoming Quinn 20 Jun. 2014
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Excellent read, have enjoyed all the Jonathan Quinn books and it was good to find out how it all began.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Becoming Quinn by Brett Battles 1 Feb. 2014
By gers
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Thoroughly enjoyed the book at last I know the background to how he started and how he got his adopted name
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