"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, bestselling author of No Second Chance and 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 Connelly, bestselling author of Lost Light and City of Bones
"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 smart debut thriller. In Quantico Rules, former FBI agent 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, bestselling author of Mesmerized and coauthor of Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code
"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...Tightly plotted, with a couple of nice twists, the novel is jam-packed with atmosphere and behind-the-scenes detail. Riehl is writing about what he knows. But it isn't just verisimilitude; Monk is a strong lead, a believable character full of contradictions and obsessions we've only begun to explore. Further Monk adventures aren't just welcome; they're absolutely necessary."
-Booklist (starred review)
"Gene Riehl gives us something new, and possibly unique, with the introduction of Puller Monk in Quantico Rules...a promising debut."-The Washington Times
"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...The best thing about Gene Riehl's narrator hero, Puller Monk, is that he is a recognizably real human being as well as a dedicated FBI agent."-Chicago Tribune
"Riehl writes a lean, vigorous prose laced with self-deprecating humor, and as an ex-FBI man he fuels his story with fascinating insider details. . . Riehl's flawed but determined G-man should shake some of the rust off the FBI thriller genre. Readers will be clamoring for more from Agent Puller Monk."-Publishers Weekly
"Entertaining debut thriller from an ex-FBI agents beset...A flawed but charismatic hero in a setting packed with authenticity."-Kirkus Reviews
"Former FBI special 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...Riehl ties all this together into a tale of murder, blackmail and political corruption."-Houston Chronicle
"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. Riehl's agent Monk is deeply flawed, which is an endearing quality in a fictional federal agent."-Charlotte Observer
"[An] auspicious debut...a good thriller and an insightful look at the office politics of the FBI."-Toronto Sun
"The plot is well crafted and suspenseful. . .Quantico Rules provides an entertaining story as well as an insider's view of the FBI."-Chicago Sun-Times
"A dandy debut...Riehl knows the territory and portrays it with convincing and often chilling precision. To his insider knowledge, he adds the talent of a first-rate storyteller who keeps the action moving briskly while never easing up on the suspense button. With this riveting thriller, Riehl takes his place in the front ranks of San Diego's crime writers."-San Diego Union-Tribune
"QUANTICO RULES will rule the FBI thriller set with its powerful investigative tale...Monk is a great protagonist...a strong tale that demonstrates Gene Riehl's real skills to spin an exciting story."--Midwest Book Reviews