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. But his latest assignment will change everything. 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.
"excellent from start to finish"
Meet John Milton. He considers himself an artisan. A craftsman. His trade is murder. Milton is the man the government sends after you when everything else has failed. Ruthless. Brilliant. Anonymous. Lethal. You wouldn't pick him out of a crowd but you wouldn't want to be on his list. But now, after ten years, he's had enough - there's blood on his hands and he wants out. Trouble is, this job is not one you can just walk away from. He goes on the run, seeking atonement for his sins by helping the people he meets along the way.
"High hopes but... I 'm disappointed"
Pools of blood, scenes of carnage, signs of agonising death - who deals with the aftermath of violence once the bodies have been taken away? Judith Kepler has seen it all. She is a crime-scene specialist. She turns crime scenes back into habitable spaces. She is a cleaner. It is at the home of a woman who has been brutally murdered that she is suddenly confronted with her own past. The murder victim knew Judith's secret: as a child Judith was sent to an orphanage under mysterious circumstances - parentage unknown.
The Witch's Vacuum Cleaner and Other Stories is the second fabulously funny short story collection from the late acclaimed storyteller Terry Pratchett. A follow-up to Dragons at Crumbling Castle, this second batch of storytelling gems features stories written when Sir Terry was just 17 years old and working as a junior reporter. In this audiobook new Pratchett fans will find wonder, mayhem, sorcery, and delight - and loyal listeners will recognize the seeds of ideas that went on to influence his most beloved tales later in life.
"Where's Steven Briggs!?!?!"
Joe is in control of everything in his simple life - both his day job as a janitor for the police department and his "night work". He isn't bothered by the daily news reports of the Christchurch Carver, who, they say, has murdered seven women. Joe knows, though, that the Carver killed only six. He knows that for a fact, and he's determined to find the copycat. He'll punish him for the one then frame him for the other six. All he needs now is to take care of all the women who keep getting in his way, including his overprotective mother.
"Who is hunting who?"
Joe Middleton doesn't remember killing anyone. He calls himself Joe Victim, but others know Joe as the infamous Christchurch Carver, and they want to see him dead. There's Melissa, Joe's accomplice in one of the murders, who plans on shooting him on his way to the courthouse before he gets a chance to start talking. Then there's Raphael, whose daughter was one of the Carver's victims.
Clean freak college student Dani Hashelheim never imagined she'd discover her latent magical ability in, of all places, a bathroom. But when she ducks into the ladies' room at the library, she's put in the crossfire between an elderly janitor and a ravenous muck-monster that emerges from the sink. Dani's previously unknown power manifests in self-defense, and she floods and burns down the library - at the same time.
"Beware the monster lurking in the toilet!"
Air pollution has been a growing public concern globally. It affects everyone regardless of socioeconomic class. Due to the harmful effects that air pollution provides, extensive prevent strategies have already been implemented in various countries around the world in an effort to minimize, if not completely prevent, air pollution. This book tackles some of the most effective ways for individuals to help in having a fresher and cleaner air to breathe.
There is something very special about Agnès Morel. A quiet presence in the small French town of Chartres, she can be found cleaning the famed medieval cathedral each morning and doing odd jobs for the townspeople. No one knows where she came from or why. Not Abbé Paul, who discovered her one morning 20 years ago, sleeping on the north porch, and not Alain Fleury, the irreverent young restorer who works alongside her each day - and whose attention she catches with her tawny eyes and elusive manner. She has transformed each of their lives in her own subtle way, yet no one suspects the dark secret Agnès is hiding.
"Not my favorite S.Vickers, but worth reading!"
The law of attraction is based on the idea that everything in the universe has a polarity, meaning that everything - from the food you eat to the people you talk to, to the things you say to the things you think - contains either a positive or a negative kind of energy. Notice that being with people who complain or rant a lot tends to make you feel bad, even though you're not exactly experiencing what they're going through - that's the law of attraction working its magic. When you focus on negative stuff, then more negative stuff will happen.
Poor Mr. Swimble is having a bad day. Rabbits are bouncing out of his hat, pigeons are flying out of his jacket and every time he points his finger, something magically appears - cheese sandwiches, socks...even a small yellow elephant on wheels! It's becoming a real nuisance - and he's allergic to rabbits. His friends at the Magic Rectangle can't help, but the mysterious vacuum cleaner he saw that morning may have something to do with it....
After surviving employee orientation without destroying the city with her new powers, Dani is finally a bonafide Cleaner. Raring to get to work and save the world from corruption, she's given the critical assignment of...full-time tools training. After all, what good are magic mops or squeegees if she doesn't know how to properly wield them against scum? For now, she's stuck in sparring matches where her pride is getting as bruised as her body.
"Great second book!"
NiaMora, is destined to die - tonight. Severin, a harbinger of death, has already arrived to bear witness. But he'll defy his duty. He won't stand by and watch, not when NiaMora may be his people's last hope for survival. Zan Wynn cares nothing for Severin's heroic delusions. The Fae-tech mogul has "spies" on NiaMora and her aftermath cleaner team. He wants her for reasons of his own, and as the quintessential bad boy - some might say bad guy - he can't be bothered to play fair.
On today's show, Susie talks with Jennifer Palais about how to de-clutter more than just your old yearbooks and scrapbooks. Palais helps organize people's love lives - not just where to put the lube and ropes, but how to bid adieu to the painful remnants of a broken love affair. Do you have mementos from a past relationship that you can't throw away? Susie describes some of her own challenges with sexy stuff that is too good to let go.
"At WeWork, an Idealistic Startup Clashes with Its Cleaners" is from the September 11, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by David Gelles and narrated by Corey M. Snow.
"How Did Wal-Mart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales? It Paid Its People More" is from the October 14, 2016 Business section of The New York Times. It was written by Neil Irwin and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
If anything should suck, it's your vacuum cleaner. But if you don't properly maintain it, you'll shorten its life and find that it sucks a lot less than it did when you first unboxed it.
"Google Maps Gets Cleaner Look, Areas of Interest " is from CNET.com, published on July 25, 2016. It was written by Dong Ngo and narrated by Rex Anderson.
"How Cleaner Air Could Actually Make Global Warming Worse" is from the March 14, 2016, National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Chelsea Harvey and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"Faster, Quieter, Cleaner: How NASA Imagines the 737 of 2035" was published on February 24, 2016 on CNET.com. It was written by Max Taves and narrated by Mia Gaskin.