A Novel (Mike Ford #1)
Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback, Spanish (11/30/2012)
Compact Disc (6/1/2012)
Paperback, Spanish (6/30/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (6/5/2012)
Mass Market Paperback (11/1/2012)
Mass Market (3/25/2014)
June 2012 Indie Next List
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A year ago, fresh out of Harvard Law School, Mike Ford landed his dream job at the Davies Group, Washington's most powerful consulting firm. Now, he's staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by two of the world's most dangerous men. To get out, he'll have to do all the things he thought he'd never do again: lie, cheat, steal -- and this time, maybe even kill.
Mike grew up in a world of small-stakes con men, learning lessons at his father's knee. His hard-won success in college and law school was his ticket out. As the Davies Group's rising star, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite men and women who really run Washington -- and the world. But peddling influence, he soon learns, is familiar work: even with a pedigree, a con is still a con.
Combining the best elements of political intrigue and heart-stopping action, The 500 is an explosive debut, one that calls to mind classic thrillers like The Firm and Presumed Innocent. In Mike Ford, readers will discover a new hero who learns that the higher the climb, the harder -- and deadlier -- the fall.
Praise For The 500: A Novel (Mike Ford #1)…
"Quirk's engaging first novel transplants the milieu of Grisham's The Firm to the world of political lobbyists...Quirk supplies just enough characterization and journalistic detail of Washington, D.C. life to ground his story as he launches into a streamlined, gripping man-on-the-run thriller."—Publishers Weekly
Reagan Arthur Books, 9780316198622, 336pp.
Publication Date: June 5, 2012