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The Directive by Matthew Quirk
  

The Directive

Part of the Mike Ford Series
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A high stakes heist of the Federal Reserve! Great. Lawyer Mike Ford, whom we first met in The 500, is an ex-conman with a big heart and a brother, Jack, who seems to be an even bigger conman than Mike was. They get caught up in a very dangerous conspiracy and need to use their various old, and new, skills. So we get listening and viewing devices and computer hacking alongside good old lock picking. It is fascinating. There is a lot of finance and banking details explained too. It is compulsive stuff, highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

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Synopsis

The Directive by Matthew Quirk

Never bet in another man's game, they say, but what if that man is your brother and the hand he's been dealt is lethal? Michael Ford has worked tirelessly to escape his criminal past and finally has it all: a beautiful fiancee and a promising career. Yet his brother Jack's return threatens to unravel everything. Embroiled in a billion-dollar conspiracy against the Federal Government, the only way Jack can come out alive is with Mike's help. Sucked back into the dark criminal underworld against his will, Mike soon realises the only way to secure his future is to walk straight back into his past.

Reviews

'It's all M.B.A. Fantasyland ... Quirk is at his best writing about Mike's family psychology' New York Times Book Review

'The Firm goes to Washington, only with a whole lot more action' -- James Patterson

'What an absolutely phenomenal, kickass thriller' -- Joseph Finder

About the Author

Matthew Quirk

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

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Publication date

7th May 2015

Author

Matthew Quirk

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Publisher

Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
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Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9780755387465

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