Publishers Weekly’s praise for Dead Man Switch notes, “Special ops legend John Hayes, now retired, gets back on the job once it becomes apparent that someone is systematically killing members of his former squad — the darkest of all military units, Cold Harvest — in Quirk’s dazzling sequel to 2016’s Cold Barrel Zero. Right up to the tense finale in New York City’s Rockefeller Plaza, Quirk never strikes a dull or off-key note.” Check out Matt’s website for a special preorder offer, applicable to preorders through MG!
A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A home invasion gone wrong in Virginia. These deaths seem unrelated, but the victims are living undercover, their true identities closely-held secrets. Now someone is assassinating them, one by one, taking family and innocent bystanders as well to make the killings seem like accidents.
Captain John Hayes, a Special Operations legend, has left the military to settle down quietly, for good, with his family. But when he pieces together the pattern behind the murders, discovering that his protegee, a brilliant assassin named Claire Rhodes, is the prime suspect, he returns to duty to hunt down the attackers.
The killers strike ever more boldly as they conspire to draw Hayes and his fellow soldiers into Manhattan, where they can all be eliminated in a single devastating attack. To save his teammates and thousands of innocent lives, Hayes must find a way to stop a seemingly unstoppable weapon.
Dead Man Switch delivers non-stop twists, turns, and action in a high-stakes thriller about what happens when the fight abroad follows our covert operators home.
A CODE HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT. A BLACK OPS TEAM THAT WENT TOO FAR.
John Hayes is a Special Operations legend who went rogue on a deep-cover mission and betrayed his own soldiers. Disgraced and on the run, he returns to the United States to get back to his wife and daughter and take revenge on his accusers with a series of devastating attacks.
Only one man can stop him: Thomas Byrne. He once fought alongside Hayes as a combat medic, but he gave up the gun. Now a surgeon, he moves from town to town, trying to forget his past, until he is called upon by a high-ranking government official to help capture the man he once called a friend.
Hayes and Byrne were once as close as brothers, but with the fate of the nation hanging in the balance and nothing as it seems, both men must decide whom to trust--and whom to betray. In a final, explosive battle for justice, they face off along a rifle's cold barrel.
Cold Barrel Zero brings together the blistering pace of Lee Child, the nonstop action of Brad Thor, and the richly drawn characters and moral stakes of Daniel Silva. An experienced reporter armed with deep behind-the-scenes research into America's Special Operations Forces, Quirk takes the military thriller to a new level of suspense.
A gripping thriller debut, set deep in the heart of the world's most powerful political arena
A year ago, fresh out of Harvard Law School, Mike Ford landed his dream job at the Davies Group, Washington's most powerful consulting firm. Now, he's staring down the barrel of a gun, pursued by two of the world's most dangerous men. To get out, he'll have to do all the things he thought he'd never do again: lie, cheat, steal-and this time, maybe even kill.
Mike grew up in a world of small-stakes con men, learning lessons at his father's knee. His hard-won success in college and law school was his ticket out. As the Davies Group's rising star, he rubs shoulders with "The 500," the elite men and women who really run Washington -- and the world. But peddling influence, he soon learns, is familiar work: even with a pedigree, a con is still a con.
Combining the best elements of political intrigue and heart-stopping action, THE 500 is an explosive debut, one that calls to mind classic thrillers like "The Firm "and "Presumed Innocent." In Mike Ford, readers will discover a new hero who learns that the higher the climb, the harder -- and deadlier -- the fall.