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By Matthew Quirk

A gripping mystery debut, set deep within the middle of the world's strongest political arena

A yr in the past, clean out of Harvard legislations college, Mike Ford landed his dream task 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 deadly males. To get out, he will need to do all the pieces he notion 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 legislation tuition was once his price ticket out. because the Davies Group's emerging famous person, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite women and men who quite run Washington -- and the realm. yet peddling effect, he quickly learns, is customary 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, person 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.

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So, getting the facts from this man and nailing Henry by myself used to be a useless finish. i wished Rivera. probably he may perhaps support me reopen the case or piece jointly what Langford had recognized. I definitely couldn’t do it with out aid and each cop at the East Coast searching for me. I didn’t also have a switch of garments. Detective Rivera had left a message for me via my Hotmail account. The Friday after the murders, I referred to as him from a pay as you go cellphone I’d acquired. He instructed me that i used to be the top suspect within the Paris killings, and that my identification and photograph had long gone out over the twine to all legislation enforcement corporations. first thing i needed to grasp was once why a DC cop will be combined up in a political corruption case. “Davies does lots of soiled paintings within the District,” Rivera instructed me. “He has assets in every single place, from paid-off concierges and maître d’s, all of the manner as much as madams and purveyors of each different kind of high-end vice. That’s what first acquired me attracted to him. I’d have kicked it upstairs to the Feds many years in the past, yet I realized he has much more humans at the take on the most sensible of the heap than in the street. i've got humans I belief i will be able to get this to, yet first i must know the way robust is the facts you've opposed to him. ” Rivera saved urgent me on what I had on Henry, at the info of the homicide. i used to be nonetheless cautious, in fact. but if the legislations is confident you’re a homicidal maniac who loves to put on women’ sneakers, it’s not easy to overstate how great it really is to listen to somebody say, “Mike, i do know you’re blameless. i will support get you out of this. I’ve been chatting with a couple of parents on the FBI, humans I’m convinced of. they need to convey you in as a witness opposed to Henry. ” I taped him asserting that and discussing his suspicions approximately Henry Davies, and that i informed him I’d continue it as assurance. i used to be certain the click might gobble it up within the frenzy round Haskins’s loss of life and my break out. by no means do what they anticipate. It’s the 1st rule of working. I informed Rivera to fulfill me the next day to come on the coat register the West construction of the nationwide Gallery of paintings. That’s the classical 1/2 the museum, a Roman Pantheon–inspired construction, all nice halls, columns, and domes, designed through the fellow who later did the Jefferson Memorial. It’s a spot they’d count on from a man like me, all fascinated with my first date with the men in blue. Rivera and that i have been speculated to meet at 3:30 p. m. , which used to be why at 3:30 p. m. i used to be within the East Building—all not easy angles and modern art—on the higher ground. From there you could glance over the atrium with a fresh view of all of the exits. either structures had steel detectors, so any uninvited guests—whether the law enforcement officials or Marcus—would, I was hoping, be unarmed. I pulled out the pay as you go mobilephone and known as over to the coat register the West construction. After listening to my lost-tourist tale, the candy girl who’d responded the telephone requested round for Rivera. He was once there, correct on time. I heard her inform him, “Your son is within the East development, on the Flavin install. It’s the head flooring. search for loads of lightbulbs. ” She used to be correct approximately that.

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