By Matthew Quirk
A gripping mystery debut, set deep within the middle of the world's strongest political arena
A 12 months in the past, clean out of Harvard legislation university, Mike Ford landed his dream activity on the Davies staff, Washington's strongest consulting company. Now, he is staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by means of of the world's most threatening males. To get out, he will need to do every part he idea he'd by no means do back: lie, cheat, steal-and this time, even perhaps kill.
Mike grew up in an international of small-stakes con males, studying classes at his father's knee. His hard-won luck in collage and legislations institution used to be his price tag out. because the Davies Group's emerging superstar, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite women and men who fairly run Washington -- and the area. yet peddling effect, he quickly learns, is universal paintings: regardless of a pedigree, a con remains to be a con.
Combining the simplest 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.