Hour of the Assassin

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William Morrow & Company
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6.3 X 9.3 X 1.2 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. His book The 500 has been translated into twenty languages. He spent five years writing and reporting for the Atlantic and now lives outside Washington, DC.


"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 on The Night Agent
"Of all the literary genres, a suspense novel is highly dependent on a good hook. Matthew Quirk knows this better than anyone... His books do not begin with subtle language or mysterious foreshadowing. They begin with a bang, sometimes quite literally."--San Diego Union-Tribune
"The action never ceases in Quirk's story, and you'll find yourself reading way past your bedtime." -Newark Star-Ledger--Newark Star-Ledger
"Plenty of breathless one-more-chapter, stay-up-late suspense wrapped around a meaty and timely story ... irresistible."--Lee Child on The Night Agent
"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 on The Night Agent
"Lots of good, tense plotting... A real pleasure of espionage fiction is tradecraft secrets, and Quirk doesn't disappoint."--Booklist on The Night Agent
"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, on The Night Agent
"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, on The Night Agent
"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
"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)
"The Night Agent is a compelling high-stakes thriller, lightning fast, relentlessly suspenseful and unsettlingly realistic."--Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of Trust Me
"Quirk has earned his spot in the front ranks of thriller writers. Opens with a bang and keeps exploding for three hundred pages."--David Baldacci New York Times bestselling author of A Minute to Midnight
"A cracking-good suspenser carried by some fine writing... and leading up to a sweaty-palms finale that goes on for 100 quickly turned pages."--Library Journal
"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 on The Night Agent
"Quirk crafts intense plots that crackle with a barely restrained energy... Damn hard to put down, and [I] blazed my way through it in less than a day... Quirk has once again written a story that stands out as one of the best thrillers you will read this year."--Mystery Scene Magazine
"[A] nonstop whirlwind... Quirk again displays the infectious pacing he's known for."--Publishers Weekly
"Quirk's Hour of the Assassin...reads like a blockbuster from beginning to end. Trust me, if you're looking for a great thriller to sink your teeth into, this is it. Quirk brings his very best here, delivering a stunning, page-turning reading experience that's not to be missed."--TheRealBookSpy.com
A pitch-perfect and high-octane conspiracy action-adventure novel by an author with an impressive flair for original and narrative driven storytelling, "Hour of the Assassin" is a compelling read from start to finish -- and will prove to be an immediate and enduringly popular addition to community library collections."--Midwest Book Review
"One of our great action thriller writers, so smart you barely notice him being smart--sophisticated in international politics as well as weaponry... Here, [the subject is] domestic political evil, probably too wicked and ingenious to be entirely true (we fervently hope), but hellishly convincing."--Sullivan County Democrat
"[A] gritty, intense political thriller, filled with nuance and dire exploits. Totally entertaining. A treat from start to finish."--Steve Berry, author of The Malta Exchange
"Hour of the Assassin is written in terse, swift prose as it sketches a panorama of 'Washington at its worst, ' a place ruled by 'the corruption and blood sport of high politics.'"--Wall Street Journal