The Directive

A Novel
By Matthew Quirk (Hardcover Book, 2014)
Two brothers, millions of dollars--and the heist of a lifetime

After escaping the corrupt back rooms of Washington, DC, Mike Ford is again playing a dangerous game--this time the stakes are even higher.

Mike's brother is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy to steal a secret worth billions of dollars from the little-known but unbelievably influential trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In an effort to help, Mike soon finds himself trapped by the dangerous men in charge--and forced to call on all the skills of his criminal past in order to escape.

In this sharp, pulse-pounding sequel to THE 500, Mike Ford again stars as the cunning and courageous ex-con man with a big heart, and Matthew Quirk confirms that he is one of the most exciting thriller writers at work today.
  • Little, Brown and Company
    • Format: Hardcover Book

    • Price: $26.00 US/$29.00 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316198646

    • On Sale Date: 05/27/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

    • Imprint: Little, Brown and Company

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Two brothers, millions of dollars--and the heist of a lifetime

After escaping the corrupt back rooms of Washington, DC, Mike Ford is again playing a dangerous game--this time the stakes are even higher.

Mike's brother is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy to steal a secret worth billions of dollars from the little-known but unbelievably influential trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. In an effort to help, Mike soon finds himself trapped by the dangerous men in charge--and forced to call on all the skills of his criminal past in order to escape.

In this sharp, pulse-pounding sequel to THE 500, Mike Ford again stars as the cunning and courageous ex-con man with a big heart, and Matthew Quirk confirms that he is one of the most exciting thriller writers at work today.

Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he joined The Atlantic and spent five years at the magazine reporting on a variety of subjects including crime, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. Quirk's first novel was The 500, which is currently in development as a major motion picture. He lives in Washington, D.C.

  • THE DIRECTIVE by Matthew Quirk


  • THE DIRECTIVE by Matthew Quirk

  • "Thrilling. Fascinating details (how to pick which locks, how to con trusting people) combine with a relentlessly charged plot. Stellar." (Cleaveland Plain Dealer (Grade: A)).

  • "An action-packed thriller that should end up in many beach bags." (St. Louis Post-Dispatch).

  • "Solidly researched, with elements of a technothriller, this is a nonstop, heart-pounding ride in which moral blacks and whites turn gray in 'the efficient alignment of power and interests' that is big-time politics. Quirk has another high-powered hit on his hands."
    (Booklist (Starred Review)).

  • "Sustained by Quirk's research, an engrossing plot, the ever-increasing tension of a deadly cat and mouse game, and high stakes, this page-turner will attract not only fans of such financial-thriller authors as Christopher Reich and Joseph Finder but all those looking for a fun, fast-flowing beach read." (Library Journal).

  • "Another exciting page-turner. . . the mix of business-insider insight and deception propels this compelling story from Quirk." (Associated Press).

  • Praise for THE 500:

    "Gripping...the action never lets up for a second, and the pages cannot be turned fast enough." (Associated Press).

  • "This ripping yarn springs and snaps along like a row of wolf traps." (Newsday).

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Product Details

The Directive
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $26.00 US/$29.00 CAN
  • Pages: 368
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316198646
  • On Sale Date: 05/27/2014
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