The job seemed simple enough: investigating a suspicious case of arson. But when a dead body turns up, 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 struggles to find out why someone wants him dead...and if it's linked to a larger attempt to wipe out the Office.
Quinn's only hope may be Orlando, a woman from his past who may hold the key to solving the case. Suddenly, the two are prying into old crimes, crisscrossing continents, and struggling to stay alive. But as the hunt intensifies, Quinn is stunned by a chilling secret...and a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy.
Furiously paced, filled with superbly drawn characters and pitch-perfect dialogue, The Cleaner confirms Battles' place as one of the most exciting new talents in suspense fiction.
©2007 Brett Battles; (P)2007 Books on Tape
"Displaying an enviable gift for pacing and action, Battles's debut novel is a page-turner that may remind some readers of the cult TV spy series Alias....Admirers of quality espionage fiction can look forward to a new series worth following." (Publishers Weekly)
I listened to this while on vacation. I was kept on the edge and wanting to keep getting back to it.I'm a lover of great suspense, and this was one of the best.
This book didn't get the ratings I would expect. I listen to Action/Mystery novels almost exclusively and almost to a book, you will need to suspend belief at times. I thought this book was an enjoyable, non-complicated action adventure book; I am not saying this book is Shakespeare but it's fun. Probably would make a decent screenplay. If your not a literary snob you will probably enjoy it.
Brick does a good job as well.
Although the topic of this book does not sound appealing to a woman, I enjoyed listening to this book. It was very believable and not too gory. I would gladly read another book by this author.
I got through about 2/3rd of the book and had to finally give up. Worthless characters, worthless story, and no point. I usually get into the story and characters pretty quickly, but this story doesn't lend itself to a reader caring about anything. After a while, I tuned out and gave up. I couldn't give it no stars so one it is.
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