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.
Brett Battles lives and writes in Los Angeles. The Cleaner is his debut novel, and he has recently delivered his second Jonathan Quinn novel, The Deceived, which will be published by Preface in 2008. He is currently at work on his third book in the Jonathan Quinn series.
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. Ex-cop Jonathan Quinn now works for a shadowy U.S. intelligence agency known merely as the Office, erasing all traces of violence and mayhem when an operation goes south. During an apparently routine assignment to look into a fatal fire that claimed the life of Robert Taggart, a viral biologist, in his Colorado home, Quinn finds evidence that Taggart was murdered, and that discovery is followed by an attempt on Quinn's own life. While Quinn survives, he learns that the Office's top operatives have been killed in near-simultaneous attacks. Quinn, who makes a compelling protagonist, heads to Europe to track down the mastermind behind the scheme. Admirers of quality espionage fiction can look forward to a new series worth following. (July) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
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. --
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 *