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.
This story puts Matt Tremain into harm's way once more. Both book one, The Cleansweep Conspiracy and this book featuring Matt are one tour with bloggers this month. This is what one review said.
"The CleanSweep Counterstrike is one of those books that is difficult to put down right from the first page. Claussen tries to trap Matt and Carling so he can kill them but at the same time, Claussen is on the run from The Brotherhood. They are a group that he borrowed a lot of money from and when everything went south, he was sure they’d kill him since he couldn’t pay them back. I was on the edge of my seat throughout most of the book. I had to remind myself occasionally that I wanted Claussen to be caught when he was on the run.
One of my favorite things about Chuck Waldron’s writing is his characters. Many of them are unique and add a lot to the story."
I look forward to adding you as a new reader/
The CleanSweep Counterstrike
MattTremain watched the gun barrel, waiting for theshot. Charles Claussen smirked, aiming thesilver 9mm Luger. Matt watched Claussen’s finger slowly increase pressure on the trigger and braced himself for the blast.