A deadly web of deceit and intrigue lies hidden behind the collapse of Operation CleanSweep. It’s time for revenge.
Matt Tremain’s back in the sequel, facing an even deadlier threat. The investigative blogger is the primary target of revenge. Instrumental in exposing the evil and moral corruption behind Operation CleanSweep — a diabolical plan created by billionaire Charles Claussen — Tremain now faces the man’s craving for vengeance.
His plan collapsing and faced with arrest, Claussen staged his suicide, eluding capture. Consumed with rage, Claussen intends to settle the score personally, luring Matt into a deadly trap.
Claussen, on the run for three years, is close to exhausting his resources. A shadowy group of four, the Brotherhood, secretly financed a major part of Operation CleanSweep. They want the reason his plan to rid Toronto of undesirables collapsed. Instead, Carling is in hiding. Angry, the Brotherhood calls in their IOU, sending a team of operatives to capture him. Can he pull off a second escape, this time from the Brotherhood? If they catch him, he knows their retribution will not be pretty.
There’s a saying, “when you embark on a journey of revenge, first dig two graves. Claussen ignores that advice and doubles down on revenge, risking it all to target Matt and his friends. For Claussen, a clock is ticking a deadly chime as the final confrontation nears, perhaps one of those graves is waiting?
Chuck Waldron is the author of four riveting mystery, thriller and suspense novels and more than fifty short stories. Inspired by his grandfather’s tales of the Ozark Mountains and local caves rumored to be havens for notorious gangsters, Waldron was destined to write about crime and the human condition. Those childhood legends ignited his imagination and filled his head with unforgettable characters, surprising plots and a keen interest in supernatural and historical subplots.
With literary roots planted in the American Midwest and South, and enriched by many years living in the fertile cultural soil of metropolitan Ontario, Waldron now resides on Florida’s fabled Treasure Coast with his wife, Suzanne. While keeping an eye out for hurricanes, alligators, and the occasional Burmese python, visitors will find Waldron busy writing his next crime thriller.
When I first met Matt Tremain, he told me he'd been born in Chicago, and now lives in Toronto. He wasn't prepared for what he considered to be jungle, in fact a lonely site alongside the Apalachicola River in Florida's panhandle. He, like most of us wonder about those things we can't see, but fear they are lurking.
The CleanSweep Counterstrike
Matt conceded the battle to the mosquitos. He was sure worrisome creatures lurked in the dark, visions of malaria, snakes, spiders, marauding panthers, and alligators. Matt was a city boy. I need to stand onconcrete, not this fetid grass and clay I’m standing on now.