By Matthew Quirk
Mike Ford is a former con artist who's been plucked from his Harvard legislations college lecture room to be an affiliate on the Davies workforce, Washington's so much high-powered and well-respected strategic consulting company. Their strong point: pulling strings and peddling effect for the 500 strongest humans contained in the Beltway, the lads and girls who relatively run Washington -- and by means of extension the rustic, and the realm.
The namesake of the enterprise, Henry Davies, is familiar with every body who concerns; extra importantly, he is aware their secrets and techniques. Davies' event is going again forty years -- he labored for Lyndon Johnson, jumped shipped to Nixon, then positioned out his personal shingle because the Hill's such a lot cut-throat and costly fixer. Now he's trying to find a protégé to take on his such a lot high-stakes deal but, and Mike matches the invoice.
Quickly pulled right into a seductive, harmful net of strength and corruption, Mike struggles to discover his means out. yet how do you retailer your soul whilst you've made a take care of the satan?
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