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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Matthew Quirk Narrator: Peter Coleman Publisher: Hachette Book Group Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2017 ISBN: 9781478903123
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Thousands of American lives are at stake, and their survival rests on Captain John Hayes and his special operations team.

A deadly fall on a rugged stretch of California coast. A home invasion gone wrong in Brittany. No one connects the killings because the victims are living under cover, their true identities closely-held secrets. They are members of America’s most select kill/capture team, which combines special operations lethality with CIA tradecraft. They are the last line of defense against foreign threats, and someone is assassinating them one by one where they sleep, taking family and innocent bystanders to make the deaths seem like accidents.

Captain John Hayes, a special operations legend, has left the military and spent the past year at home with his family. Once he uncovers the pattern behind the killings, he returns to the field to protect the men and women he once worked with. One of those women, Claire Sutherland, draws suspicion for her brilliant abilities as an assassin, and vanishes into thin air. Meanwhile, the attacks on Hayes’ team members grow bolder, the killers conspiring to draw them into Manhattan by orchestrating a devastating attack on Independence Day.

Hayes and his teammates are racing against the clock to save their own lives, and thousands more. As with his first John Hayes novel, Cold Barrel Zero, Matthew Quirk has written a breathless high-stakes thriller where the gravest dangers are embedded deep within a tangled nest of politics, double-crosses, and government conspiracies.

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  • “[His] writing drips with the kind of eye for the…detail that only a canny reporter, detective, or spy possesses…If you like Ludlum you are certain to like Quirk.”

    Forbes, praise for the author

  • “A nonstop, heart-pounding ride…Another high-powered hit.”

    Booklist (starred review) on The Directive

  • “A tour de force. Dead Man Switch turns the intelligence community’s ‘wilderness of mirrors’ into a high-speed racetrack, delivering twist after twist toward a literally explosive conclusion. More than that, Quirk shows us the human cost of living-and dying-on the gray edges of national security, and creates characters whose choices feel powerful and real.”

    Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Quirk is an expert at escalation.”

    Entertainment Weekly
  • “Quirk’s deft plotting and superior action scenes are what make the book tick. But the author also has a nice way of getting the most out of his characters and his varied locales without falling back on clichés. An excellent follow-up to Cold Barrel Zero, this is a standout thriller.”

    Kirkus Reviews
  • “A fine thriller…Quirk is a master at organizing details—smoke, a chill wind, a splash of water—to create suspense…Fans of special-ops thrillers will devour this latest entry in Quirk’s fiery action series.”

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  • Dazzling . . . Right up to the tense finale in New York City's Rockefeller Plaza, Quirk never strikes a dull or off-key note. Publishers Weekly
  • A tour de force. Dead Man Switch turns the intelligence community's 'wilderness of mirrors' into a high-speed racetrack, delivering twist after twist toward a literally explosive conclusion. More than that, Quirk shows us the human cost of living-and dying-on the gray edges of national security, and creates characters whose choices feel powerful and real. Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and Guilty Minds
  • "Dead Man Switch is an intriguing premise, perfectly executed. Matthew Quirk writes like his heroes operate: no missteps, no mistakes, just nonstop deadly action.
  • "Matthew Quirk is a big-thriller-writing maniac. With his hallmarks of crisp prose, riveting research, and stunning action, he crafts his books so they're nearly impossible to put down. When it comes to Quirk, I follow a simple three-step plan: Buy, cancel plans, read.
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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.

About the Narrator

Peter Coleman is an audiobook narrator whose works include Cold Barrel Zero and Shooting Scars, among others. He has seen the country in two theatrical tours, performed in forty states, and acted in well over a hundred screen projects, including short films, feature films, and web shows.