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Publisher Comments:

“Unputdownable.”* “Brilliant and heart-pounding.”** “A tightly written page-turner.”*** Brett Battles won rave reviews for his debut novel, The Cleaner, which introduced hero Jonathan Quinn. A freelance operative and professional “cleaner,” Quinn knows better than to get emotionally involved in any of his jobs. But in this superb powerhouse of suspense, Quinn’s latest job is different. A friend and old colleague has been murdered. A woman has gone missing. And for Jonathan Quinn, this time it’s personal.

Anonymity. Trust. Professionalism. In his world, Jonathan Quinn has a few rules. He’ll get rid of bodies that have to disappear; nothing ever gets traced back to him. But when Quinn is called to a busy Los Angeles port where a shipping container has just come in from the sea, it’s clear his rules have been violated. Inside the crate is a dead man—a man who once saved Quinn’s life. And while no one knows how CIA agent Steven Markoff died, Quinn has to do more than clean. He has to find Markoff’s girlfriend, Jenny. To tell her that Markoff is dead. To find out why—and why someone sent Markoff’s body to him.

Until a week ago, Jenny Fuentes was an assistant to an ambitious congressman. Now Jenny is missing, too, and a lot of man power is making sure she isn’t found. But Quinn has his own man power. He has tools that can pry into secrets held anywhere in the world. He has the skill to trade blows with killers and spies. And he has covert weapons: his eager and smart apprentice, Nate, and brilliant Orlando, his closest friend, who’s saved his life more than once.

Racing from the corridors of power in Washington to the bustling streets of Singapore, Quinn won’t stop until he uncovers the truth behind his friend’s violent death, the astounding reason Jenny has vanished—and what she knows about the most explosive deception of all.

*Tess Gerritsen

**Jeffery Deaver

***Booklist

Synopsis:

Shocked to discover that his latest task is to eliminate all traces of Steven Markoff, a former CIA agent and one of his best friends, professional "cleaner" Jonathan Quinn risks everything to seek justice for Markoff and to find out what has happened to Markoff's girlfriend Jenny, an aide to an ambitious congressman. 40,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Brett Battles lives and writes in Los Angeles. The Cleaner is his debut novel, and he is currently at work on the next book featuring Jonathan Quinn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780440337966
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Author:
Battles, Brett
Author:
Brett Battles
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Organized crime
Subject:
Criminals
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20080624
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
368

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Crime
Fiction and Poetry » Popular Fiction » Suspense

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Product details 368 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780440337966 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Shocked to discover that his latest task is to eliminate all traces of Steven Markoff, a former CIA agent and one of his best friends, professional "cleaner" Jonathan Quinn risks everything to seek justice for Markoff and to find out what has happened to Markoff's girlfriend Jenny, an aide to an ambitious congressman. 40,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Brett Battles lives and writes in Los Angeles. The Cleaner is his debut novel, and he is currently at work on the next book featuring Jonathan Quinn.
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