The 500

The 500

A Novel

Book - 2012
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Former con artist and Harvard Law student Mike Ford accepts a position with the DC-based Davies Group, a consulting firm whose specialty is pulling strings for the five hundred most powerful people inside the Beltway.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., c2012.
ISBN: 9780316198622
Characteristics: 326 p. ;,25 cm.
Alternative Title: Five hundred

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ChristchurchLib Nov 12, 2013

"Smart and well written, this debut novel - which was selected as a "Best Beach Read" by The Hollywood Reporter and won the ITW Award for Best First Novel in 2013 - is being likened to John Grisham's The Firm ("only with a whole lot more action," says bestselling author James Patterson). It stars former con artist and Harvard Law student Mike Ford, who accepts a position with a consulting firm whose specialty is pulling strings for (and pulling the strings of) the top 500 most powerful people inside the Beltway. If you love this intrigue-filled book, you'll be pleased to know that there's a sequel in the pipeline." Thrillers and Suspense November 2013 newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=697347

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matcat44
Sep 07, 2012

This book started very well in spite of more narrative than I care for, but then the story began to get so convoluted and unbelievable, that i lost interest. I scanned the last half just to see how he (Quirk) wrapped up an impossible situation.

I don't think John Grisham has anything to worry about.

sheri06 Jul 22, 2012

Awesome read! This will be a great movie! Grisham meets Jason Bourne!

pw1040 Jul 21, 2012

I enjoyed this book almost as much as I did when I read the story the first time, The Firm by John Grisham. I guess if they can remake movies they can rewrite books but I sure hope the author got Mr. Grisham's permission first.

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Avid1Reader
Jun 28, 2012

Very good Read. Fast paced.

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bridge1
Jun 24, 2012

Mike Ford lands his dream job at a powerful consulting firm, but he soon learns that the pay cheque, the perks, and the prestige come at a huge cost. Lots of action, interesting characters, and the lure of the con.

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