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 tuition, Mike Ford landed his dream activity on the Davies team, Washington's strongest consulting company. Now, he is staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by means of of the world's most deadly males. To get out, he will need to do the whole lot he idea 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 luck in university and legislations college was once his price tag out. because the Davies Group's emerging superstar, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite women and men who relatively run Washington -- and the area. yet peddling effect, he quickly learns, is time-honored paintings: in spite of a pedigree, a con continues 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 enterprise 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.