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Dead Man Switch

Matthew Quirk

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Fiction, Thriller / suspense

John Hayes must leave behind his peaceful retirement to find out who's hunting down America's most elite special ops soldiers--in their own homes.

A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A home invasion gone wrong in Virginia. These deaths seem unrelated, but the victims were living undercover, their true identities closely held secrets. Now someone is assassinating them, one by one, taking out family members and innocent bystanders as well to make the killings seem like accidents.

Captain John Hayes, a special operations legend, has left the military to settle down, for good, with his family. But when he pieces together a pattern behind the murders and discovers that his protegee Claire Rhodes, a brilliant assassin, is the prime suspect, he returns to duty to hunt down the attackers.

With every strike, the killers grow bolder. Their ultimate goal: Lure Hayes and his remaining fellow soldiers to Manhattan, to eliminate them all in a single devastating event. To save his teammates and thousands of innocent lives, Hayes must find a way to stop a seemingly unstoppable weapon.

Dead Man Switch delivers nonstop twists, turns, and action in a high-stakes thriller about what happens when the fight abroad follows our covert operators home.

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Matthew Quirk

Matthew Quirk studied history and literature at Harvard College. After graduation, he joined The Atlantic and spent five years at the magazine reporting on a variety of subjects including crime, private military contractors, the opium trade, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs. Quirk's bestselling first novel, The 500, is currently in development as a major motion picture. He divides his time between San Diego and Washington, D.C.

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