The 500 - Free Preview

The 500 - Free Preview

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by Matthew Quirk
     
 

A gripping thriller debut, set deep in the heart of the world's most powerful political arena

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…  See more details below

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A gripping thriller debut, set deep in the heart of the world's most powerful political arena

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316225489
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
80,093
File size:
722 KB

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Meet the Author

Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he joined The Atlantic and spent five years at the magazine reporting on a variety of subjects including crime, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. The 500 is his first novel, and is currently in development as a major motion picture. He lives in Washington, D.C.

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The 500 - Free Preview 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
muffyn33 More than 1 year ago
WOW!!! This got me immediately. I got the sample to try it out and I must finish this book.
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Best book ever
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bambi504 More than 1 year ago
I have not read it yet
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eh