The 500 A Novel (Hardcover)
|Author: Matthew Quirk|
|A former con artist is plucked from his Harvard Law School classroom and becomes an associate at Washington''s most high-powered consulting firm. Quickly pulled into a seductive, dangerous web of power and corruption, he struggles to find his way out.|
From the Publisher:
Mike Ford is a former con artist who's been plucked from his Harvard Law School classroom to be an associate at The Davies Group, Washington's most high-powered and well-respected strategic consulting firm. Their specialty: pulling strings and peddling influence for the five hundred most powerful people inside the Beltway, the men and women who really run Washington -- and by extension the country, and the world.
The namesake of the firm, Henry Davies, knows everyone who matters; more importantly, he knows their secrets. Davies' experience goes back 40 years -- he worked for Lyndon Johnson, jumped shipped to Nixon, then put out his own shingle as the Hill's most cut-throat and expensive fixer. Now he's looking for a protégé to tackle his most high-stakes deal yet, and Mike fits the bill.
Quickly pulled into a seductive, dangerous web of power and corruption, Mike struggles to find his way out. But how do you save your soul when you've made a deal with the devil?
"Quirk supplies just enough characterization and journalistic detail of Washington, D.C., life to ground his story as he launches into a streamlined, gripping man-on-the-run thriller." 04/02/2012 "Quirk is such an expert in escalation that, like a frog in a pot of boiling water, you'll be done before you even realize it." - Keith Staskiewicz 06/01/2012