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Dead Man Switch by Matthew Quirk

Reviewed by Allen Hott

Dead Man SwitchWithout a doubt there is plenty of action in this one. John Hayes is a retired special ops agent for the U.S. government but it seems that he and many former ops agents never retire. They claim to do so and the government claims they are gone but they continue to operate under cover. No one except a few at the very top of the U.S. security system knows how it all works.

This story starts as Hayes is working undercover amongst some Pakistani undercover agents when several U.S. special ops agents are caught by the Pakistani group. One of the special ops agents recognizes Hayes who actually pretends as though he is going to kill the agents. But instead Hayes turns on the Pakistanis and poof the U.S. guys kind of get away. Well, not exactly as the two agents are both pretty well beaten up in their escape. Hayes is even covered by a snow drift caused by the rescuing helicopter’s downdraft.

Hayes is pretty well frozen when he himself is rescued by his boss who pulled all stops to find him and get him back to the U.S. He is supposed to go back into retirement officially but since he is and has always been undercover he is still on call to the top dogs in Washington. Read the rest of this entry »

The 500: A Novel by Matthew Quirk

500 Reviewed by Julie Moderson

I feel so honored to review Matthew Quirk’s first novel. It is an amazing book that will have you on the edge of your seat the whole time you are reading this book. I stayed up way too late several nights because I just couldn’t stop reading. Matthew Quirk is a writer to watch because I think he has a lot of books to write and I for one will read all of them. The novel The 500 has been purchased by 20th Century Fox to be made into a movie and I am sure it will be excellent.

Mike Ford is a bright young man and he gets a dream job before he graduates from Harvard Law. His job is with the Davies Group, the most powerful consulting firm in Washington DC. Mike is the Davies Groups rising star. He has it all; an amazing salary, beautiful home, and a gorgeous girl. The group helped his dad get out of prison. What more could a guy want? Mike loves being on his way to the top but quickly discovers that all is not as it seems to be. Read the rest of this entry »