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  • Steven Hendricks

The Night Agent

Author: Matthew Quirk


Book Review – With the fate of the country on the line, an idealistic young FBI agent must stop a Russian mole in the White House by evading seasoned assassins and maneuvering past treasonous power mongers to find the shocking truth about a serious threat to the US before it’s too late.


“The Night Agent” is an exhilarating political conspiracy thriller set in Washington DC. Matthew Quirk has crafted a fresh new spy thriller with a uniquely written plot that keeps the reader’s interest from the beginning to the end. The story’s protagonist, Peter Sutherland, is a by the book, low level FBI agent, that seems like another ‘average Joe’...but is definitely not a Jason Bourne, Mitch Rapp or Scot Harvarth type. He's not a trained killer nor a slippery spy, but just a plain ole FBI agent that is thrust into a highly intensified situation that he's never been in before.


Readers get to see what Sutherland’s ‘non-badassery’ character is like and the whole story is based around his normalcy in dealing with an intense spy espionage situation. Unusual and non-typical for this genre but well transcribed by Quirk.


Well thought out, enthralling, and impulsive, The Night Agent had reasonable action and believable dialogue and was well worth the time to read. The suspense was captivating. The characters weren’t as strongly developed as anticipated but well enough to keep the reader engaged in the plot and storyline which was fast moving, intriguing, and engrossing.


The Night Agent is a sole standalone thriller by Matthew Quirk and I recommend reading it


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