A couple of ghosts may also be involved, real or imagined, but they don't interfere with the credibility or the sustained excitement of the pseudonymous Stone's debut thriller. His hero, Micah Dalton, is a "cleaner"—a special operative sent in under cover to make sure no agency dirt gets into the public air. When his friend and colleague, Porter Naumann, is found savagely slaughtered in a Tuscany hotel, Micah tries to find out what happened.
Cool and endlessly resourceful, the likable Micah does whatever it takes to clean up the mess.
David Stone's New York Times Bestseller
Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. An international spy thriller of the highest order that traverses from Venice to London to Washington, D. 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 a An international spy thriller of the highest order that traverses from Venice to London to Washington, D.
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. Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Agent Micah Dalton 1. United States of America. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Nov 14, melydia rated it really liked it. Most books I get free off the internet are worth about what I paid for them, so my expectations were not high coming into this. I expected it to be another generic thriller, just something to pass the time.
I was pleasantly mistaken.
I liked the characters, no matter how despicable. The scenery was described in wonderful detail without getting long-winded, and the action was well paced. I think my favorite part was the snarky ghost or maybe he was just a hallucination who haunted the main char Most books I get free off the internet are worth about what I paid for them, so my expectations were not high coming into this. I think my favorite part was the snarky ghost or maybe he was just a hallucination who haunted the main character as he attempted to solve the ghost's murder.
There was a good balance between humor and drama. I read in a review somewhere to remember David Stone's name because he will be known for excellent thrillers. If this book is any indication of his future work, I think that's a definite possibility.
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This was soooo good. It's been a while since I've read a suspense, CIA, thriller, spy, mystery book. Fast-paced, funny, exciting, all the good stuff. Can't wait to start the next one. Jun 07, Jim rated it liked it Shelves: Dalton's best friend Porter Naumann has been brutally murdered in Italy. Dalton meanders through Italy, London and a large section of the American west tracking down clues to why Naumann was killed. Everything keeps coming back to a dormant c A pedestrian spy thriller, " Echelon Vendetta" , from David Stone is the first book of series featuring CIA "cleaner" Micah Dalton as protagonist.
Everything keeps coming back to a dormant covert op called 'Echelon' from the 's. Jack Stallworth is Dalton's boss, and an 'American Indian' known as Sweetwater seems to be top suspect in killing. Dalton tangles with Croatian gangsters, falls for an Italian woman, and is nearly killed by a spider in this thriller. Took me awhile to really get into the book. The first pages were grind it out reading. A lengthy page read, the second half was a pretty good story with lots of surprises and twists.
I'd be tempted to read another Micah Dalton book from author David Stone. However, I wouldn't go out of my way looking for one. Nor would I bump another book I wanted to read first to squeeze in another Micah Dalton. It was an okay 3 stars out of a possible 5 star read. Easily, could have been a 4 star, if characters were better developed. Easily yet, if first pages were not so clunky, it may have been a 5 star read. So if you're looking for a lengthy spy thriller that has a mystery wrapped inside it, give this one a shot.
Jan 16, Christine rated it liked it Shelves: reads. This was my transition book for into The main characater Micah Dalton is a "cleaner". He is brought in when a undercover operation goes wrong. This time its personal when a friend dies under mysterious circumstances. There are interesting characters, great locations and enough twists, turns and surprises to keep you interested until the end.
It was a first time read of David Stone for me, and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
A well thought out, intelligent thriller with just the right touch of humor. I look forward to reading more of Mr. Stone's work Nov 01, Tony rated it liked it. David Stone- The Echelon Vendetta 3. A little digging uncovers a gruesome set of murders by a lunatic; his mentor is just one of many targets. Now he must hunt down this killer, before he completes his mission and destroys Micah in the process. An interesting introduction for this book. It was very odd, but certainly grabs your attention. The oddity carries on throughout the whole book, and I found it to be too much at times, but it was intriguing enough to encourage me to read on.
The plot was a good one containing several twists, not all of which were unpredictable, but that did not take away from them at all. I was kind of surprised that the main character did not see one of these coming, considering how obvious it was. The characters were pretty good; a couple of them could have used more depth to assist the story. I did enjoy the ending of the book as it wrapped things up nicely and sets the stage for the rest of the series.
For more of my reviews check out my website, www. Anyway, The Echelon Vendetta seems to me the very model of the modern thriller. Michah Dalton, who cleans up messes for the CIA, gets dosed with a powerful hallucinogen early on, and is haunted by the sardonic ghost of his best friend for the rest of the book. Jan 10, Bob rated it it was ok. A fair spy thriller, but a times the it was somewhat plodding, especially the dialogue.
This is a book that I listened to during some business travel, so I don't have the book in hand, but in the recored version there fact problems that went beyond artistic license, an example: the headquarters of the Colorado State Patrol would not be in Butte, Montana.
To me one of the hallmarks of good fiction is to make the story believable, the clear mistakes in this book made it unbelievable. Jan 12, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: favorite-thrillers. I recommend this book for mature readers who enjoy the genre.
It's better than most books of its style because our hero, Micah Dalton, is not a super man. He's loyal to his friends, he relies on what is available to him even if its a very odd thing and he's moody without being pathetic. He's not preachy or bold beyond reason. He makes mistakes and they cost him. But he keeps fighting and trying to achieve his goal. Jan 26, Suzanne Zeitouni rated it liked it Shelves: mystery. Another action packed spy thriller!
The books I read when I need to let my brain "rest". When you start off a book with your main character, a government agent--drunk, drugged, depressed, and just a little suicidal--it's difficult to get your bearings. The scenery was described in wonderful detail without getting long-winded, and the action was well paced.
I think my favorite part was the snarky ghost or maybe he was just a hallucination who haunted the main character as he attempted to solve the ghost's murder. There was a good balance between humor and drama. I read in a review somewhere to remember David Stone's name because he will be known for excellent thrillers. If this book is any indication of his future work, I think that's a definite possibility. Here at Walmart. Your email address will never be sold or distributed to a third party for any reason. Due to the high volume of feedback, we are unable to respond to individual comments.
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Get In-Stock Alert. Delivery not available. Pickup not available. Product Highlights When his mentor commits suicide, Dalton's investigation leads him into the snare of a madman, into the arms of mysterious beauty, and into a conspiracy within his own agency.