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The 500

Matthew Quirk

Mass Market Paperback

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Other Editions of This Title:
CD-Audio (6/5/2012)
Hardcover, Large Print (6/5/2012)
Hardcover (6/5/2012)
Mass Market (3/25/2014)
Paperback, Spanish (11/30/2012)
Paperback, Spanish (6/30/2013)
Compact Disc (6/1/2012)
CD-Audio (3/5/2013)

June 2012 Indie Next List

“Wow, can Quirk write an intense thriller! Mike Ford is a reformed confidence man--which makes him perfectly suited to be a junior member of a Washington strategic consulting firm. Perfectly suited, that is, until his conscience gets the best of him and his bosses try to set him up to take a fall. Quirk knows just how to build up suspense with the right mix of insider knowledge, procedural description, and school-of-hard-knocks action, and the reader ends up rooting for the anti-Boy Scout to take down the big dogs.”
— Nichole McCown, Bookshop Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA
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Back Bay Books, 9780316243773

Publication Date: November 1, 2012



About the Author

Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he spent five years at "The Atlantic" reporting on crimes, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in Washington, D.C.