The Echelon Vendetta

  • by David Stone
  • Narrated by Firdous Bamji
  • 14 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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 Naumann turns up dead in an idyllic Tuscan hill town, an apparent suicide, Dalton's curiosity gets the best of him. Naumann's death puts Dalton on a collision course with a killer who has a penchant for intricate knife-work and Native American mysticism, a sadist who is killing ex-CIA agents. The victims are 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? An elegant, original, and chillingly suspenseful journey through the darkest alleys of international espionage, The Echelon Vendetta will keep you enthralled right up to its final, supremely satisfying twist.

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What the Critics Say

"Fast-moving, smart, sexy, and alarming. Everything you want in a thriller." (Kirkus Reviews)
"A smoothly written spy thriller....Stone...packs the novel with the kind of nitty-gritty detail that draws espionage fans. A promising debut." (Booklist)

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Most Helpful

Excellent spy tale

I couldn't stop listening to this book. High tension, intriguing locales (Venice, Cortona and the desert Southwest) and interesting characters make this recording zip along at breakneck speed. If you like action thrillers like 24, you will like this book.
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- Carmela

must be a pen name

I have listend to many spy, action and koontz type books. This one has many elements of koontz and I am sure it is written by a Flynn or other similar. Not too hard to keep up with and very good overall listen.
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- Steven

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-18-2007
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio