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 legislations university, Mike Ford landed his dream activity on the Davies team, Washington's strongest consulting enterprise. Now, he is staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued via 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 a global of small-stakes con males, studying classes at his father's knee. His hard-won good fortune in university and legislation institution used to be his price tag out. because the Davies Group's emerging megastar, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite women and men who quite run Washington -- and the realm. yet peddling impact, he quickly learns, is known paintings: regardless of a pedigree, a con remains to be a con.
Combining the simplest parts of political intrigue and heart-stopping motion, the five hundred is an explosive debut, one who calls to brain vintage thrillers like The company and Presumed Innocent. In Mike Ford, readers will find a new hero who learns that the better the climb, the tougher -- and deadlier -- the autumn.