Time his criminal brother is involved along with other nefarious characters A fun read though most likely improbable Mike Ford has gone from criminal to lawyer in Washington DC He has met the love of his life ven though her family would rather her be with someone who truly fits with their social status His brother Jack no matter how hard he tries cannot seem to get his life together as Mike has Now his brother has gotten involved with some big power brokers the kind that will kill Jack s Naked Choke entire family if Jack does not cooperate This time the target is the FED s Directive a plan that can make someonextremely wealthy if they get could only get their hands on it before it was publicized In order to save his family and his fianc Mike must now steal the most well guarded secret in the United States the directive Mike must call on all of the skills he learned during his criminal past to bring this con to a successful Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good end while deciphering who has set him up and how to get back at them The uestion is will he be able to do itspecially after realizing that highly placed law Murder at the Mansion enforcement personnel are involved A thriller about monetary policy It s genuinelyxciting Some of most interesting parts were about lock picking and also getting through locked doors by manipulating trust Pretend you belong hold two cups of coffee and office workers will let you in Nobody wants to be a jerk The job posting for the hero of this book should readWanted an athletic young fellow who while shot in the lower This book may have unsavory ramifications when it goes to press in May to the open market purchased for reasons other than intended by the authorAlthough the story itself does have merit I feel it can accurately be described as a step by step guide as to how to be a professional lock picker Add to that the suggestions offered on how to successfully pick someone s pocket The author would have been better off breezing over those finite details out of concern for the overall public There s also a dirty FBI agent a branch of government which Americans respectMike a successful lawyer with a criminal past about to be married to a society girl hooks up with his brother Jack with a similar past Together they are coerced into seizing the directive from Washington immediately prior to its arrival at the Fed in NYC The Fed working with international banks controls which direction the stock market will take Having this knowledge in advance would allow one to buy or sell prior to the announcement raking in huge sums of moneyLet s hope the author s future novels don t give instructions or ideas as to how to successfully rob banks or new possible ways to pe Mike Ford through his brother is obliged to take part in a heist This is Healing Souls effectively a plot to make a killing money wise in getting hands on a directive which will shape US monetary policy A fast paced novel where you have suspend belief because you start to uestion could a lawyer really do all this physical stuffspecially when injuredI did like how the second chapter foreshadowed future vents but it wasn t hard to second guess this otherwise that chapter was pointless in being therePart of the crime involved hacking into
computers and manipulating security cameras technical xplanation of which went and manipulating security cameras the technical of which went over my headLike wise some of the fight scenes seemed over complicated and I started to uestion how did that happenStill it was readable and you wanted to know the fate of various characters both good and ba. Self forced to call on all the skills of his criminal past in order to Seductive Surrender (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, escape In this sharp fast paced seuel to The 500 Mike Ford again stars as the cunning and courageous former con man with a big heart and Matthew uirk confirms that he is one of the mostxciting thriller writers at work toda. Directive a uniue and imaginative crime novel that keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from the first page to the last And just of their seat from the first page to the last And just you think all the criminals will find justicethe climax leaves your mouth hanging open and looking for another Mike Ford adventure This is the third book I ve read now by this author and he has never disappointed I
may have ruined the xperience a little by putting the book down for a couple of days due to other have ruined the xperience a little by putting the book down for a couple of days due to other which impacted the momentum of the story line to where I had to review the prior 50 pages in one case to pick up the plot Great cat and mouse type mystery whereby a family of con men have to do a job of breaking into the Federal Reserve Bank to discover what the Board is going to announce insofar as any movement concerning the conomy If this proposed action is gained before the formal release t uirk brings Mike Ford back for a new adventure filled with the perfect mix to keep the avid reader hooked With a new lease on life and a fiancee Ford seeks to turn away from his deceptive past and make a proper life for himself Faced with a father in law bent on screwing him over Ford sees that life on the straight and narrow is sure to be an uphill battle While visiting his brother Jack Ford witnesses a shake down and agrees against his better judgement to help Jack s got himself hooked to some people who have one thing in mind getting back what s owed to them When Ford takes it upon himself to help his brother he finds himself back in the world of con games and deceit a place to which he promised never to return When he uncovers the con game at the centre of all this Ford realises that he is in too deep to walk away that Jack and his fiancee are in the crosshairs of some very bad people With literally billions of dollars at stake and the lives of many on the line Ford must devise and xecute his greatest con ver all in hopes of saving those he values most Who can he trust and how will these con games take on a life of their own leaving success anything put a three card monte all its own uirk knows just how
hook the with fact fiction and a little sleight of hand With breadcrumbs throughout the intrigue and thrill factors stand front and centre for all to see Not to be missed for fans of tech and financial thrillersuirk s concept has a loose Christopher Reich feel to it this could be because I recently finished his latest novel with finance playing a key role in the larger plot He also ases though the world of tech talk and hacker speak creating a realistic narrative and dialogue sure to interest the reader The plot moves uickly and the characters appear real and believable Even the pace of the story is such that it does not bog down too much uirk is still in his infancy of fiction writing and Mike Ford creation but with books such as this his fan base is sure to grow and his popularity will skyrocket While the book s premise may seem a little far fetched it fuels the action and lets uirk s style lull the reader into trusting all that leaps from the pageKudos Mr uirk for this great piece of work You have a fan in me and I will surely spread the word A follow up to uirk s The Deepest Sin exciting novel The 500 The Directive is a tension filledxciting rideonce again with Mike Ford his fiancee Annie As in The 500 Mike gets suckered in to break into the Federal Reserve in NYC to get the directive announcing the Feds financial plans before it was released to the public Double crosses verywhere This. R is in over his head in a powerful conspiracy to steal a secret worth billions from the rarely understood vitally important trading desk at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Trying to bail his brother out Mike uickly finds himself playing a dangerous game trapped into planning the heist him. 325 StarsMichael Ford is getting marriedto hook the
but before the wedding he wants to reconnect with his brother Jack By going to seebefore the wedding he wants to reconnect with his brother Jack By going to see con artist brother he sets into motion a downward spiral of deception Dragged into stealing a well kept secret that whomever possesses could make billions The Federal Reserve Bank controls
the fate of America s stock market his theft stands to allow whoever pulling the strings tofate of America s stock market theft stands to allow whoever is pulling the strings to than just Michael s fate He must make the heist in order to save verything that he holds dear but will he manage to save it all or let it all slip through his fingersThe Directive starts off kind of slow but keeps just nough of your attention to keep you reading It has several great twists and turns and does get intense as the book goes on We see Michael Ford trapped in a tough situation These twists were not always unpredictable but were still interesting I did feel that the characters could have used a little work Michael Ford is the only one really developed fully His fiance Annie is naive and shallow she comes across as being dense and stupid I wish uirk had her being a little supportive and Michael being honest with her instead of treating her like she is fragile specially in regards to her father She would have figured out his past years before thi The Directive by Matthew uirk which I won through Goodreads Giveaways is a heart stopping fast paced thriller that begins in Washington DC when Mike Ford s brother Jack cons him into stealing classified information from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York An x con with a promising career as an attorney and a wedding in his future Mike is trapped by threats against his family and a murder where he s the chief suspect With the stakes so high his adrenaline in high gear and his life in constant danger Mike hunts for a way to vade authorities and turn the tables on the crooks Told in a first person narrative Matthew uirk takes the reader on a roller coaster ride from the minute the crooks assault his brother to a perilous robbery and a confrontation with the police swarming the Federal Reserve near the nd With his life on the line Mike faces deception violence intimidation and blackmail as high powered crooks and the machinations of his brother force him back into a criminal world he thought long forgotten Cleverly Matthew uirk weaves in a how to in robbing a bank and picking a lock giving the story a stark sense of realism The plot twists and turns as vents unfold that find Mike not only trying to xtricate himself from a crime with a long prison sentence but scheming to save his brother and protect his fianc Like the plot the characters are well developed and realistic with all their foibles specially Mike Ford an x con skilled in the art of picking locks and pockets Intelligent resourceful and cunning he loves the adrenaline boost that comes from living on the Le valeureux guerrier edge but soon finds thoughts of a normal life to his liking His brother Jack is a smooth talking lying con man who s self centered and weak Annie Clarke Mike s level headed patient no nonsense and smart fianc starkly contrasts with the crafty manipulative and devious Emily Bloom a rogue security investigator Larry Clarke is a blustering arrogant financier with a corrupt soul while Lynch is a controlling merciless and shady cop Although I found the Mike Annie relationship a bit insipid all the characters add to the high impact of an Snowflakes on the Sea entertaining and riveting story that I couldn t put downI thoroughlynjoyed The. A pulse pounding thriller about two brothers billions of dollars and the heist of a lifetime by the author of the national bestseller The 500 After Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy escaping the corrupt back rooms of Washington DC Mike Ford is again playing a dangerous game and this time the stakes areven higher Mike's brothe. .