The Collected: A Jonathan Quinn Novel
A cleaner’s tasks are simple: get rid of the body so that it will never be found, and make the scene of the kill look like nothing happened. Rule Number One: Don’t get caught. With Jonathan Quinn’s career in question, his apprentice Nate has successfully taken on the role of full-fledged cleaner, using Quinn’s name to keep the business working seamlessly in case his boss decides to return. But Nate’s latest job is not what it seems, and he finds himself on the wrong side of a trap. With Nate suddenly missing, Quinn and his partner Orlando set out to find him, and learn the reasons for Nate’s disappearance are more atrocious than they anticipated.
me.” There was no missing the panic in her voice. Quinn hurriedly pulled on the rest of his clothes, and made his way to the exit. As soon as he stepped outside, he called his sister back. “Jake?” she said, answering before the first ring was complete. “Is everything all right?” “I, I don’t know. Um, uh…” “Slow down. Take a breath. Tell me what’s going on.” “It’s Nate. I think he might be missing.” Quinn paused on the sidewalk. “Why do you think that?” “I can’t find him.” He closed his
Shoes.” He ignored her, and ran to the stairs. “Shoes!” she called after him. He paused halfway up, just long enough to pull each shoe off, then continued to the second floor. Behind him he could hear Mrs. Vu scoff. She and her husband took care of the house and helped with Garrett. Undoubtedly, she was already heading for the vacuum, and would have the stairs spotless in a matter of minutes. Orlando’s office was located at the front of the house. Quinn skirted around the top of the banister,
had left the blinds drawn across the back wall. He walked over and pulled them open, letting the late afternoon sunlight flood in through the floor-to-ceiling windows that overlooked the city. As he walked back, he said, “Liz, we’re going to have to ask you a few questions. Are you up for it?” “Of course,” she said quickly. “Whatever you need.” He smiled, hoping to relax her a bit. “When you first came into the house, did you find anything unusual?” She thought for a moment, then shook her
heard,” Quinn said. CHAPTER 52 HARRIS WAS ONCE more standing next to Romero in the courtyard. The first three prisoners had received their lashes, and were hanging from their hoists, moaning in exhaustion and pain. It was Peter’s turn. “Make this one extra special,” Romero ordered Janus. The blond man smiled. “My pleasure.” He unfurled his whip again, and snapped it against the stone floor. Romero looked back at the soldier manning the camera. “You are getting everything, right?”
there to sell his stake in a bar on the notorious Fields Avenue. In reality, he's come back to find Isabel, one of his old dancers, and the only person who can answer his questions and quiet his demons. Because death is seldom an ending, and often haunts those left behind. Find The Pull of Gravity in the Kindle Store Table of Contents Book Description PRAISE FOR THE JONATHAN QUINN SERIES ALSO BY BRETT BATTLES THE COLLECTED Copyright © 2012 by Brett Battles This one’s for Cami and