Quantico Rules

A Novel

Gene Riehl

Minotaur Books

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Puller Monk is a gambler. High stakes get his adrenaline flowing. But his dark side is about to catch up with him at a time when his life and the future of this nation hang in the balance.

As an FBI agent in charge of a SPIN squad (Special Inquiries), Monk's job is to investigate the background of Judge Brenda Thompson, a presidential nominee to the Supreme Court
and the first African-American woman to be nominated for this high office. The judge's
history appears flawless, until a seemingly innocent statement turns out to be anything but. Suddenly Monk and agent Lisa Sands are propelled down a trail of corruption and murder that leads to the top of the government, to the very heart of the Constitution, and to a face-off with a brutal killer who will stop at nothing to carry out his deadly mission.

With fascinating inside details only a former FBI agent like Gene Riehl could know, Quantico Rules is the ultimate cautionary tale, a rocketing thriller that twists and turns toward a stunning conclusion that will change the way you think about Washington--and the FBI--forever.

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Praise for Quantico Rules

Advance praise for Quantico Rules:

"Gene Riehl's Quantico Rules is a must-read, a suspense-packed cautionary tale of corruption told by an ex-FBI agent who isn't afraid to show us the ugly stuff on the inside. With this stunning debut novel, Gene Riehl has brought a fresh new voice to the world of crime fiction."
- Harlan Coben, author of Gone For Good

"Quantico Rules is my kind of story. It is full of high tension, intrigue and the details of life as an FBI agent that could have only come from a career agent himself. Gene Riehl has taken his experiences and turned them into a thriller that is good till the last page. But it is more than a page-turner. It is an incisive study of an agent battling the obstacles of bureaucracy to finally make his stand."
- Michael Conolly

"Stock up your refrigerator. Unplug the telephone. A master spy has arrived, and you're not going to want to leave home until you finish his smast debut thriller. In Quantico Rules, former FBI agen Gene Riehl swings wide the doors of Washington's secret back rooms in a search for power gone wrong. Full of authentic detail, bristling with fascinating characters, Quantico Rules proves Riehl is a new master of suspense."
- Gayle Lynds, author of Mesmerized

"Reading this debut novel is like finding a gold nugget when all you were expecting was a few pretty stones. The author, a former FBI agent, writes like a pro, and this is one of those thrillers you genuinely wish wouldn’t end....Further Monk adventures aren’t just welcome; they’re absolutely necessary.”
-Booklist (starred review)

"...this first thriller by a former agent is sharply written, expertly plotted, and full of the kind of fascinating nuggets that can only be mined from actual experience."
-Chicago Tribune (8/17/03)

"Ex-FBI agent Gene Riehl has a light style and never lingers too long over background material or overdoes authentic details, surely a temptation when your insider knowledge is a selling point."
-Charlotte Observer (8/17/03)

"Former FBI agent Gene Riehl has come up with a dandy effort in his first novel, Quantico Rules. It's a combination political novel, thriller and spy story, complete with engaging characters, a racing plot and the kind of inside knowledge about the FBI that only a veteran could display."
-The Houston Chronicle

"Gene Riehl gives us something new, and possibly unique, with the introduction of Puller Monk in Quantico Rules...a promising debut."
-The Washington Times

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About the Author

Gene Riehl

Gene Riehl is a former FBI agent who specialized in foreign counterintelligence and espionage. He currently serves as the on-air terrorism analyst for a major broadcast group representing the CBS, NBC, CNN, and FOX television networks. He lives in La Jolla, California.

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Quantico Rules
A Novel
Gene Riehl

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
July 2004
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ISBN: 9781429908214
ISBN10: 1429908211
304 pages
$7.99
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