Author Matthew Quirk is the bestselling author of The 500, Dead Man Switch, Cold Barrel Zero, and The Directive. He spent five years at The Atlantic reporting on crime, private military contractors, terrorism prosecutions, and international gangs, and still uses his reporting and sources to inform his fiction writing. He lives in San Diego.
In THE NIGHT AGENT, no one is more surprised than FBI Agent Peter Sutherland when he’s tapped to work in the White House Situation Room. From his earliest days as a surveillance specialist, Peter has scrupulously done everything by the book, hoping his record will help him escape the taint of his family’s past. When Peter was a boy, his father, a section chief in FBI counterintelligence, was suspected of selling secrets to the Russians—a catastrophic breach that had cost him his career, his reputation, and eventually his life. Peter knows intimately how one broken rule can cost lives. Nowhere is he more vigilant than in this room, the sanctum of America’s secrets. Staffing the night action desk, his job is monitoring an emergency line for a call that has not—and might never—come. Until it does.