- Hardcover: 394 pages
- Publisher: Stealth 2001; First Ed Thus edition (February 1, 2001)
- ISBN-10: 1588810127
- ISBN-13: 978-1588810120
- Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,437,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cleanup Hardcover – February 1, 2001
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Billy Rowe is an idealist and a failed musician. A loser with fading dreams of making the world a better place through his music. The reason for his failure is his unwillingness to compromise, to make his music more commercial in a time when the heady idealism of the sixties is but a fading memory. Billy's life takes a chilling turn one hot Big Apple night when he witnesses a murder while playing his guitar on the fire escape of his seedy apartment on Stanton Street. Someone, some thing, catapults from the shadows and literally guts a beautiful woman before his eyes. The killing itself is traumatic enough for a sensitive soul like Billy Rowe, but worse yet is the fact that the trench-coated murderer looked up from beneath his fedora and saw Billy watching. Now he fears his own life is at risk.
The murder sets off a chain of unlikely events that eventually leads Billy to a rendezvous with an angel in a coffee shop. At this point the narrative cranks into high gear, for the angel's message is both frightening and exhilarating, and appeals to Billy's idealism, his best intentions.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a pretty fun horror-fantasy-thriller novel. A talented but unsuccessful musician, Billy, makes a deal with an angel and gains the power to do anything he can imagine. Read morePublished on October 21, 2002 by Christopher Dudley
Skipp and Spector, who are decent horror writers, come up with a unique twist for "The Cleanup. Read morePublished on August 3, 2000 by Brian D. Rubendall
This was Skipp & Spector's first work, and although it shows that in places with uneven pacing and some awkward writing, it's still an excellent book. Read morePublished on January 6, 2000 by cr0wgrrl
Skipp and Spector's vision of Manhattan in the late Eighties as seen through the eyes of "tragically talented loser" Billy Rowe is one of the coolest novels of all time. Read morePublished on March 6, 1998