Author: Cordelia Rains
Narrator: Michael Kirby
Length: 10 hours 56 minutes
Publisher: Cordelia Rains
Released: April 22, 2022
Genre: Crime Thriller
It’s 1978. The drug trade is booming, and law enforcement can’t keep up. Enter the Cleanup Committee. They’ve all lost children to drugs. They’re rich, they’re organized, and they have resources. Will they succeed where the law failed?
Cordelia Rains lives and works from home in the beautiful pacific northwest. Her debut crime novel, The Cleanup Committee, was inspired by her parents: a police dispatcher and a nurse. A children’s series is also in the works.
Cordelia enjoys coffee, movies, and rock music. She can often be found walking with her family and their Saint Bernard.
Michael Kirby is a classically trained actor who has performed in film, television, theatre, and voiceovers for more than twenty-five years. He has developed a style that envelopes the audience in the narrative, bringing to life the writer’s work from the page. With clarity, grace, and a deep range of vocal techniques and characters to draw from, he puts the listener right in the heart of the story. He is a California native a lifelong skateboarder, outdoorsman and sci-fi nerd who spent a number of years living and working in New York City. Michael is a driven performer that brings mindfulness to all of his projects. As a father of two toddlers, he also approaches all things with a patient and nurturing spirit. Michael loves his craft and thrives on storytelling, both fiction and non-fiction.
- “Chinese Chicken” by Duke Williams and the Extremes:
- This is a fun song that I imagine playing during the first car chase Johnny engages in.
- “Fortunate Son” by Credence Clearwater Revival:
- This song fits Johnny, because he is not a child of privilege. He is intimidated when he first encounters the Stoneking family and their mansion.
- “Burgers and Fries” by Charley Pride and “It Only Hurts for a Little While” by Margo Smith:
- These songs are mentioned in the book. They’re playing on the radio while the teams relax at Summer Lake.
- “I Just Want to Love You” by Eddie Rabbitt:
- A love song for a special pair
- “The Passenger” by Iggy Pop:
- Luke’s theme song
- “Spanish Castle Magic” by Jimmy Hendrix
- At one point acid rock is playing at the Rainbow’s End; this is what I hear.
- “Runnin’ With the Devil” by Van Halen
- Boxer’s theme song
- “Stormbringer” by Deep Purple
- Cain and Abel’s theme song
- “Flirting with Disaster” by Molly Hatchet
- A great car song. Chase? Musings while driving? Maybe both.
- “Dust in the Wind” by Kansas
- This is the background music for Johnny visiting his sister’s grave
- “Blue Skies” by Willie Nelson
- I imagine this playing as Donna gets on the bus to leave Oregon.
- “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath