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The Directive is the report the Federal Reserve releases upon the completion of their regular meetings. The one that determines the fate of the economy. If someone had advance knowledge of that report... In Matthew Quirk's latest novel, The Directive, attorney Mike Ford just wants to settle down with his latest job, marry his fiancee, and forget about family history. However, upon asking his brother, Jack, to be his best man, Mike is drawn into Jack's latest scheme. Soon, he's involved with dangerous people who threaten Mike if he doesn't cooperate. Their mission: steal The Directive. Of course, that's not the easiest of assignments and the deeper he gets, the more he risks. How can he keep out of prison, the grave, who can he trust, and just who is behind the entire scheme?
The sequel to The 500 brings in some excellent knowledge of scams, crimes, the economy, and good ol' fashioned machinations (with some modern updates) of the classic heist. From the three card monte of the streets to the high tech Federal Reserve Bank in New York, Quirk moves with expertise and sleight of hand. Don't worry about getting bogged down in economic minutiae or techno babble; The Directive spells it out for you and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Mike Ford is someone you can get behind and yet wonder what he has up his sleeve. The one question you'll have at the end is: what adventure will Ford find himself in next? The Directive will leave you wanting more.