Book Review: The Cleaner, by Brett Battles

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Book Review: The Cleaner, by Brett Battles

What a great start to a series. The book, The Cleaner, by Brett Battles, is another exciting suspense thriller with a unique twist. The main character, Quinn, is an independent contractor who will step in after a ‘situation’ and clean up the scene. Do you want the bodies to disappear? Should there be an accident? Or perhaps simply nothing that shows anything happened at all.

Mind you, he doesn’t work for the ordinary criminal. He most often hires out to an undercover agency with government connections and operations that require particular care. He is very good at his job.

Usually he doesn’t ask a lot of questions, just what he needs to know to do the job. But once in awhile he will come upon a case that makes him wonder why. Then he is drawn into the case. Because oddly, he has a strong sense of what is right and what is wrong.

He is a good guy. Not what you would expect from someone in his position.

In the first book in the series, when Quinn’s assignment turns out to be different from what he was told, he starts to question. Before we know it, someone is after him. That introduces us to Orlando, an associate of his from the past. Soon both of them are in a race to find answers, some from the past, many from unexpected places. It will lead them to answers that shock even them.

This was Brett Battles first novel. He surely gets off to a good start. It is fast paced, and has you guessing through much of the book. I loved it. I’m reading through the series, and so far have enjoyed each one a little more than the first.

You can read the full review of The Cleaner here 

I always like to read a series in order. You don’t have to, since each would stand alone. Still, you see the associations grow, get to know each character a little more in in addition, so I would suggest you start with this book. You can see the next two below. Both were terrific, exciting novels.






Merry Citarella, often writing as Merrci, writes on a wide range of topics. Recently relocated to the Oregon Coast in the northwest United States, she frequently writes travel features on the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She specializes in health and aging, Alzheimer’s Disease, food, lifestyle, and book reviews. For more information you can see her on The Writers’Door. You can read more articles here or at her websites Alzheimers HQ and Simple Living Ideas

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