This book is about an outsider, Mike Ford, who finds his way into an influential Washington D.C lobbying firm, who ultimately finds out that this high profile life is more like his criminal past than he thought. Between all the blackmailing, backstabbing, and beatings Mike Ford doesn't know who to trust.This is a high-caliber, fast paced debut for Matthew Quirk. This book has it all; action, blackmail, a little romance, and some great twists. Fans of political thrillers should read this book. Quirk is an author I will make sure to keep an eye on.