By Matthew Quirk
A gripping mystery debut, set deep within the center of the world's strongest political arena
A 12 months in the past, clean out of Harvard legislation college, Mike Ford landed his dream task on the Davies team, Washington's strongest consulting company. Now, he is staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued via of the world's most deadly males. To get out, he will need to do every thing he inspiration he'd by no means do back: lie, cheat, steal-and this time, perhaps even kill.
Mike grew up in an international of small-stakes con males, studying classes at his father's knee. His hard-won good fortune in collage and legislation university was once his price ticket out. because the Davies Group's emerging big name, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite women and men who relatively run Washington -- and the realm. yet peddling impact, he quickly learns, is commonplace paintings: regardless of a pedigree, a con remains to be a con.
Combining the easiest components of political intrigue and heart-stopping motion, the five hundred is an explosive debut, one who calls to brain vintage thrillers like The enterprise and Presumed Innocent. In Mike Ford, readers will find a new hero who learns that the better the climb, the more durable -- and deadlier -- the autumn.