The Cleaner - Brett Battles

The Cleaner

By Brett Battles

  • Release Date: 2007-06-26
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 122 Ratings


The Cleaner has it all: exotic locales, James Bondian derring-do, and ingenious plot twists that will keep you sweating all the way til the end.—Tess Gerritsen

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 Quinn’s latest assignment is about to 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 turn strangely silent—he knows he’s in over his head. Quinn’s only hope may be Orlando, a woman from his past who could hold the key to solving the case. Suddenly the two are prying into old crimes, struggling to stay alive long enough to unbury the truth. But as the hunt intensifies, Quinn is stunned by what he uncovers: a brilliantly orchestrated conspiracy—with an almost unimaginable goal.

Praise for The Cleaner

“Battles is a compelling new voice in the thriller genre. The Cleaner combines the best elements of Lee Child, John le Carré and Robert Ludlum. . . . A stellar debut.“—Sheldon Siegel

“A brilliant and heart-pounding thriller.”—Jeffery Deaver

“A tightly written page-turner.”Booklist


  • The Cleaner

    By Scott11024
    Great action and suspense novel. Best book I’ve read in a while.
  • Well Worth It

    I was floored! Started fast and kept going! I read it in two sittings and will now go rest my eyes and make sure the dogs are fed! I am happy to have discovered this writer! I Look forward to the next book after I get some sleep!
  • Great book, great author discovery

    By SS in VA
    I read many mysteries and thrillers. I am always looking for good new authors. This author is a great new discovery. I have now read his first two books, loved them both. Good plots, plenty of suspense, interesting lead characters. Will gladly read his others.
  • Excellent, Exciting

    By gregfletch99
    Great read! Fun - fast paced - can't wait to try the next in the series!