Russian spies, a conspiracy against the US government, and a traitor in the White House.
Peter Sutherland is a night agent for the FBI, he mans a secure line every night that never rings. Until one night a call comes in. The woman has the secure password, her aunt and uncle's house is under attack. Peter is told to keep away from the investigation, but he can't. Can he get to the bottom of it before more people are killed?
I kept saying I would put it down after the next chapter, but ended up saying 'just one more chapter...'
Peter is a really likeable protagonist, determined to the right thing in this suspense-filled thriller. - Rebecca
“ONE OF THE BEST THRILLERS TO COME ALONG IN YEARS.” —MICHAEL CONNELLY
To save America from a catastrophic betrayal, an FBI agent must stop a Russian mole
in the White House...
No one is more surprised than FBI Agent Peter Sutherland when he’s tapped to work in the White House Situation Room. When Peter was a boy, his father was suspected of selling secrets to the Russians—a breach that cost him his career, his reputation, and eventually his life. Now Peter’s job is monitoring an emergency line for a call that has not—and might never—come.
At 1:05 a.m. the phone rings. A terrified young woman named Rose tells Peter that two people have just been murdered and that the killer might still be in the house with her. One of the victims gave her this phone number with urgent instructions: “Tell them OSPREY was right. It’s happening...” The call thrusts Peter into the heart of a conspiracy years in the making, involving a Russian mole at the highest levels of the U.S. government. Anyone in the White House could be the traitor. Anyone could be corrupted. To save the nation, Peter must take the rules into his own hands, question everything, and trust no one.
“Matthew Quirk moves into David Baldacci and John Grisham territory with The Night Agent.” —JOSEPH FINDER
About the Author
Matthew Quirk is the New York Times bestselling author of The 500, The Directive, Cold Barrel Zero, and Dead Man Switch. He spent five years at The Atlantic reporting on crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. He lives in San Diego, California.
“The Night Agent is a whirlwind of a book, a captivating narrative that takes us inside the White House’s inner sanctum and the shadowy machinations surrounding it. A powerful and taut thriller.” — Mark Greaney #1 bestselling author of Mission Critical
“This story is impossible to put out of mind.... Relevant and revealing, this is one of the best thrillers to come along in years.” — Michael Connelly
“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
“Baldacci’s debut [Absolute Power] kept me awake half the night. I’m still a fan… I had the same reaction when I picked up The Night Agent… Best to start this at the beginning of a weekend, as you’ll be burning the midnight oil ‘til you’re finished.” — Newark Star Ledger
“Plenty of breathless one-more-chapter, stay-up-late suspense wrapped around a meaty and timely story ... irresistible.” — Lee Child
“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
“Quirk’s chilling and modern scenario of foreign influence reaching into the highest reaches of government will be thoroughly enjoyed by political thriller junkies.” — Library Journal (starred review)
“Quirk returns to the thriller scene with a thundering bang… Quirk’s latest feels like he’s been churning out political thrillers for decades, hitting on a timely plot that starts out fast and only speeds up as the story unfolds… [A] high-stakes, nail-biting political thriller.” — TheRealBookSpy.com
“Lots of good, tense plotting… A real pleasure of espionage fiction is tradecraft secrets, and Quirk doesn’t disappoint.” — Booklist
“The Night Agent is a compelling high-stakes thriller, lightning fast, relentlessly suspenseful and unsettlingly realistic.” — Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me
Praise for the earlier novels: “A thundering David-and-Goliath tale of corruption… A real page turner, with high stakes action that doesn’t stop.” — Booklist (starred review) on The 500
“The Firm goes to Washington, only with a whole lot more action.” — James Patterson on The 500
“Sophisticated storytelling [and] whiplash pacing . . . Clever twists and startling surprises.” — Washington Post on Cold Barrel Zero
“The action dazzles. The characters feel authentic and fully fleshed. The threats seem all too real.” — Los Angeles Review of Books on Cold Barrel Zero
“The story is expertly stripped down, the action relentless, and the characters multilayered. A lethal game of cat and mouse.” — Kirkus Reviews on Cold Barrel Zero
“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… Quirk shows us the human cost of living—and dying—on the gray edges of national security.” — Joseph Finder
“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) on The Directive
“The Directive does for the Fed what… Aaron Sorkin did for the White House in “The West Wing”, and what Beau Willimon is doing with “House of Cards”… Drips with the kind of eye for the telling detail that only a canny reporter, detective or spy possesses.” — Forbes