The Echelon Vendetta

The Echelon Vendetta

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Penguin Putnam
An international spy thriller of the highest order that traverses from Venice to London to Washington, D.C.

Micah Dalton is not paid to ask questions. He's the man the CIA sends to clean up the mess when something goes wrong-an agent gets in trouble, or worse. But when his colleague and friend Porter Nauman turns up dead in an idyllic Tuscan hill town, as a result of an apparent and unimaginably gruesome suicide, Dalton can't help but ask questions. And when Nauman's family is subsequently slaughtered back home in London, Dalton can sit back no longer.

Moving from Venice to London to Washington, D.C., to the unbearably beautiful mountains of the American West, Dalton tracks the specter who, with a penchant for intricate knifework influenced by Native American mysticism, is killing a disparate group of agents, former agents, and contract men-all of whom seem to have a connection to ECHELON, a mysterious company operation. The murders appear to be acts of retribution, but for what?

Elegant, horrifying, and chillingly suspenseful, The Echelon Vendetta will keep you enthralled, through its final, supremely satisfying twist.

Baker & Taylor
His systematic detachment compromised when a close friend dies from an apparent suicide just before his family is brutally murdered, CIA agent Micah Dalton travels from Europe to America in search of a killer whose methods have been borrowed from Native American mysticism.

Blackwell North Amer
Micah Dalton isn't paid to ask questions. He's a "cleaner," a CIA fixer sent in to mop up the mess when an agent or situation goes bad. But when his close friend and mentor Porter Nauman turns up dead in an idyllic Tuscan hill town, victim of an apparent suicide, Dalton's curiosity gets the best of him.
Nauman's death puts Dalton on a collision course with a killer with a penchant for intricate knifework and Native American mysticism - a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents, hard-nosed field men whose only link to one another seems to be a global surveillance operation called Echelon. The murders appear to be acts of retribution, but for what?
Dalton's search for answers takes him from the fog-shrouded mazes of Venice to the beautiful Big Sky country of the American West. At every turn he comes one step closer to discovering the truth behind the truth, a conspiracy so closey guarded that even suspecting it exists could prove fatal.

Baker
& Taylor

When a close friend dies from an apparent suicide just before his family is brutally murdered, CIA agent Micah Dalton travels from Europe to America in search of a killer whose methods have been borrowed from Native American mysticism.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Group, c2007
ISBN: 9780399154089
0399154086
Branch Call Number: FIC Stone
Characteristics: 419 p. : ill

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7626dee
Jun 21, 2016

A bit on the gory side and far out with spirit images(ghosts) and such in the mix. Writers just can't keep their CIA agents outside the US-bet that frosts off the FBI. I liked the story best when abroad-the natural habitat for spies and cleaners.

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nitetraino
Apr 18, 2007

Absolutely dreadful. A complete waste of time. 1 of 10 stars.

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