To save America from a catastrophic betrayal, an 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 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. Peter knows intimately how one broken rule can have devastating consequences, and he has always done everything strictly by the book. Nowhere is he more vigilant than in this room, the sanctum of America's most closely guarded military and intelligence secrets. His 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 US 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. He plunges into a desperate hunt for the traitor-an odyssey that pits him and Rose against Russia's most skilled and ruthless operatives and the full force of the FBI itself.
With the fate of the country on the line, Peter and Rose must evade seasoned assassins to find the shocking truth-and stop the threat from inside before it's too late.
The Night Agent marks the return of the classic conspiracy thriller, a Three Days of the Condor for today's chaotic world. With incredible twists and heart-stopping action, this electrifying novel pulls back the curtain on Washington power and confirms Matthew Quirk as a new master of suspense.
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