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.
Quirk's debut thriller follows Mike Ford, fresh out of a prestigious law school, but plunged into a complex maze of Hitchcockian deceit far beyond his experience. In this irresistable audio edition, narrator Jay Snyder manages to get listeners to root for Ford who just started work at the Washington consulting firm the Davies Group making him sound like an average, likable guy despite his elite credentials and ultra-powerful job. Snyder's even-keeled, understated portrayal captures the essence of Ford, and his narration is a delight to listen to: well paced, clean, engaging, and shifting easily between moments of exposition and drama. And if some of the voices Snyder creates for the book's many characters could be more distinct, this entertaining audio production is no worse for it. A Reagan Arthur hardcover.
A unexpected page turner!
An exposé of what goes in DC! Even if only 10% true, it's disconcerting to the point of nausea. I like the first person Damon Runyon like account of a real "quirky" character in every sense of the word. Can't wait for Mr. Quirk' next book!
My first book on iPad. Loved it!
SPECTACULAR PAGE TURNER..... Can't wait for the movie and the sequel. GREAT BOOK!!!