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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781848091429
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

The Cleaner

Jonathan Quinn knows where the bodies are buried. Someone wants to add him to the pile.

Cracking first thriller, introducing Jonathan Quinn, a freelance operator who 'cleans' up for anyone who is prepared to pay him enough, but this time finds himself and the shadowy organisation for which he works, the target of all the violence.

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 thrilling 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 is linked to a larger attempt to wipe out the Office.

  • Pub date: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781848091429
  • Imprint: Preface Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 480

About the Author

Brett Battles

Brett Battles lives in Los Angeles and is the author of two acclaimed novels in the Jonathan Quinn series: The Cleaner, which was nominated for a Barry Award for Best Thriller and a Shamus Award for Best First Novel and The Deceived. The third book, The Unwanted, will be published in July 2009 and Brett is currently working on the fourth title in the series. His website is www.brettbattles.com

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Praise for The Cleaner

“This book is a pure delight. Protagonist Jonathan Quinn is a unique and welcome addition to the world of crime fiction. I'm on the edge of my seat, awaiting future instalments of Quinn's adventures.”

Jeffery Deaver

“Brett Battles makes a grand entrance into the thriller scene. An unputdownable spy novel. The Cleaner has it all: exotic locales, James Bondian derring-do, and ingenious plot twists that will keep you sweating all the way till the end.”

Tess Gerritsen

“Displaying an enviable gift for pacing and action, Battles's debut novel is a page-turner that may remind some readers of the cult T V spy series ALIAS... Admirers of quality espionage fiction can look forward to a new series worth following.”

Publishers Weekly

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