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One Should Never Enrage Jonathan Quinn
Reviewed in the United States on August 19, 2013
"The Enraged", Greg Battles' seventh Jonathan Quinn novel picks up with the cliffhanger at the end of "The Collected" so be sure to read that one first. This one has it all for Quinn fans--a tight uncluttered plot, intense emotional stress, the usual favorite characters and a few new ones, and a search for satisfying revenge. Quinn does what he does best but with a more focused goal, thanks to the killing of Peter and severe wounding of Orlando at the end of "The Collected".
Quinn learns that Peter was close to ferreting out the culprit responsible for the torturing of Nate and his colleagues and for his own ultimate death; indeed, the culprit may have been at the center of a much bigger and deadlier conspiracy that involved Peter's late wife. Quinn cannot sit idly back so he jumps into action to follow through on Peter's search relying heavily on Peter's former secretary, Misty Blake. As the insidious conspiracy begins to unravel, Quinn, Nate, and Daeng along with a new character, Steve Howard, race to avoid being eliminated by a team of assassins while developing the plot to expose the perpetrators and exact revenge for Peter and the others who were tortured and/or shot.
For fans of the Jonathan Quinn series, this is a keeper. It was a joy seeing Quinn employ all his secret op skills to thwart a number of hired killers while working his way to the top of the food chain. The appearance of a new character potentially to replace Peter adds an intriguing element to the story. Battles has created a group of characters so fully fleshed that we readers care strongly for them and quickly identify with their idiosyncrasies, emotions, and foibles. His writing is engaging, crisp, and believable. I highly recommend this entire series!