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The 500

by Matthew Quirk

Crime / Mystery Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Thriller and Suspense

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June 2012 MEGA Debut and eBook of the Month.

For a political thriller it has all the right ingredients; money, power, corrupt politicians, questionable morals, underdog lawyers trying to do the right thing and a breathtaking pace that will have you hooked – and amazingly it’s a debut! We loved it.

 

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The 500 Synopsis

Mike Ford was following his father into a life of crime, when he chose to go straight and instead worked his way through Harvard Law School. Now he's landed the ultimate job with the Davies Group, a powerful political consulting firm run by the charismatic Henry Davies.

 

 

Rubbing shoulders with Washington's heavyweights and with more money and privileges than he's ever imagined, Mike believes that everything has finally come right. But he's about to discover that power comes with a price. Henry Davies is looking for a protege for a crucial deal that must go right at any price. Mike soon learns that being on the side of the lawmakers doesn't mean your work is legal. And there's no place for a moral code when you're on the devil's payroll.

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The 500 Press Reviews

'THE FIRM goes to Washington, only with a whole lot more action'
James Patterson

'THE 500 is a riveting page-turner in the tradition of John Grisham's THE FIRM. It's smart, intriguing, packed with action and heart, and loaded with detail on the hidden workings of Washington. It's going to be the big debut thriller of the year'
Jeff Abbott

'What an absolutely phenomenal, kickass thriller. I can't remember the last time a novel has left me this breathless. This one's going to be huge'
Joseph Finder

'THE 500 delivers a whole new level of urgency and political relevance - and high-octane storytelling - all in the smart, sharp voice of a con-man turned Washington insider. Get ready to cancel appointments for this one. Full of fascinating detail, gritty action and the ever-appealing lure of the con, THE 500 won't let you put it down'
Zoe Ferraris, author of Kingdom of Strangers and City of Veils

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780755387427
Publication date: 08/11/2012
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780755387403
Publication date: 24/05/2012
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755387403
Publication date: 24th May 2012
Author: Matthew Quirk
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Thriller / Suspense,
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About 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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