"A thundering David-and-Goliath tale of corruption...This is a real page turner, with high stakes action that doesn't stop. Expect this to be one of the season's most talked-about debut thrillers. A sequel is in the offing and will be much anticipated." (Michele Leber, Booklist (Starred Review)
"Quirk's engaging first novel transplants the milieu of Grisham's The Firm
to the world of political lobbyists...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." (Publishers Weekly
About the Author
Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he spent five years at The Atlantic
reporting on crimes, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in Washington, D.C.