To find a Russian mole in the White House, an FBI agent must question everything. . . and trust no one
To save America from a catastrophic betrayal, an idealistic young FBI agent must stop a Russian mole in the White House in this exhilarating political thriller reminiscent of the early novels of John Grisham and David Baldacci.
No one was more surprised than FBI Agent Peter Sutherland when he’s tapped to work in the White House Situation Room. From his earliest days as a surveillance specialist, Peter has scrupulously done everything by the book, hoping his record will help him escape the taint of his past. When Peter was a boy, his father, a section chief in FBI counterintelligence, was suspected of selling secrets to the Russians—a catastrophic breach that had cost him his career, his reputation, and eventually his life.
Peter knows intimately how one broken rule can cost lives. Nowhere is he more vigilant than in this room, the sanctum of America’s secrets. Staffing the night action desk, his job is monitoring an emergency line for a call that has not—and might never—come.
Praise for the breakthrough novel:
“The Night Agent rocks. Fast as hell, especially with Quirk’s steady hand in control. This story is impossible to put out of mind once you enter this look-over-your-shoulder shadow world. Relevant and revealing, this is one of the best thrillers to come along in years.”
— Michael Connelly
“Plenty of breathless one-more-chapter, stay-up-late suspense wrapped around a meaty and timely story … irresistible.”
— Lee Child
“Strap in for one hell of a ride. The Night Agent is full of twists and surprises you’ll never see coming.”
— Ben Coes, New York Times bestselling author of Bloody Sunday
“Matthew Quirk moves into David Baldacci and John Grisham territory with The Night Agent, a paranoid, pulse-pounding thriller that could not be more prescient. If you’re wondering where the best of the next generation of suspense talent is headed, look no further.”
— Joseph Finder
“Matthew Quirk is rapidly proving himself to be among our finest thriller writers, and The Night Agent is the latest undeniable evidence. Quirk writes rapid-fire, page-turning action with unusual grace and intelligence, and his latest American nightmare is guaranteed to keep readers up late.”
— Michael Koryta, New York Times bestselling author of How It Happened
Foreign fighters are hunting down American soldiers in their homes, and one man must risk everything to stop them.
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 under cover, their true identities closely-held secrets. They are members of America's most select kill/capture team, the last line of defense against foreign threats. Now someone is assassinating them, one by one, where they sleep, 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 quietly, for good, with his family. But when he pieces together the pattern behind the murders, discovering that his protégée, a brilliant assassin named Claire Rhodes, is the prime suspect, he returns to duty to hunt down the attackers.
“A tour de force. Dead Man Switch turns the intelligence community's ‘wilderness of mirrors’ into a high-speed racetrack, delivering twist after twist toward a literally explosive conclusion. More than that, Quirk shows us the human cost of living—and dying—on the gray edges of national security, and creates characters whose choices feel powerful and real.” —Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia
"A dazzling sequel to 2016’s Cold Barrel Zero."—Publishers Weekly
"Matthew Quirk is a big-thriller-writing maniac. With his hallmarks of crisp prose, riveting research, and stunning action, he crafts his books so they're nearly impossible to put down. When it comes to Quirk, I follow a simple three-step plan: Buy, cancel plans, read.” —Gregg Hurwitz, New York Times bestselling author of The Nowhere Man
“Quirk is a master at organizing details—smoke, a chill wind, a splash of water—to create suspense. Fans of special-ops thrillers will devour this latest entry in Quirk’s fiery action series.”—Booklist
“Dead Man Switch is an intriguing premise, perfectly executed. Matthew Quirk writes like his heroes operate: no missteps, no mistakes, just nonstop deadly action.” —April Smith, author of the Special Agent Ana Grey thrillers
Welcome! Matthew Quirk is the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Agent, Dead Man Switch, Cold Barrel Zero, The Directive, and The 500, an Edgar nominee and the winner of the Thriller and Strand Critics Awards. His novels have been translated into 20 languages and optioned for film. Take a look at free excerpts from the books, and sign up for sneak previews and a chance to win early copies of upcoming titles.