The CleanerDownloadable Audiobook - 2007
Meet Jonathan Quinn: a freelance operative with a take-no-prisoners style and the heart of a loner. His job? Professional "cleaner." Nothing too violent, just disposing of bodies, doing a little cleanup if necessary. But in Brett Battles's electrifying debut novel, Quinn's latest assignment will change everything, igniting a harrowing journey of violence, betrayal, and revenge. The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up where it doesn't belong--and Quinn's handlers at "the Office" turn strangely silent--he knows he's in over his head. With only a handful of clues, Quinn scrambles for cover, struggling to find out why someone wants him dead ... and if it's linked to a larger attempt to wipe out the Office. Furiously paced, filled with superbly drawn characters and pitch--perfect dialogue, The cleaner puts a powerful twist on all our expectations as it confirms Brett Battles's place as one of the most exciting new talents in suspense fiction today.
Publisher: [Santa Ana, Calif.] : Books on Tape, 2007