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Deep State

By Chris Hauty

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Army veteran turned West Wing intern Hayley Chill learns of a deadly plot against the president's life in an edge-of-your-seat debut thriller from Hollywood screenwriter Chris Hauty. Set in present day Washington, D.C., with all of that city's current political drama, polarization, ferocious turf battles and paranoia-inducing intrigue, Deep State introduces 25-year-old West Wing intern and ex-Army veteran, Hayley Chill. Hayley discovers the body of the White House chief of staff on his kitchen floor and a single clue suggests her boss has died from something other than natural causes. With a resolute pursuit of the truth and at ever-increasing personal peril, Hayley begins to uncover shocking evidence of a wide-ranging conspiracy. Code-named Operation Shady Side, the plot is orchestrated by a half dozen long-established government figures, members of the eponymous 'Deep State', united in their effort to undermine a newly elected and highly controversial president who threatens their accumulation of power. Friends are exposed as enemies, normally dependable authorities fall under suspicion and no one seems to be who they say they are. Without a single ally whom she can unequivocally trust, Hayley is compelled to rely on her own resources to solve a deepening mystery while at the same time evading detection by powerful conspirators hell-bent on determining their sole adversary's identity. Ultimately, it is the president's very life that Hayley single-handedly must defend as the story hurtles toward its astonishing climax.

Product code: 9781471191992

ISBN 9781471191992
On Sale Date 14/01/2020
Dimensions H234xW153
Edition ANZ Only
No. of pages 400
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Army veteran turned West Wing intern Hayley Chill learns of a deadly plot against the president's life in an edge-of-your-seat debut thriller from Hollywood screenwriter Chris Hauty.

Customer Reviews

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Utterly Absorbing

Warwick, Masterton Paper Plus - April 2020

This new fiction title kept our boss Warwick up until the small hours of the morning, which is a great sign of a book not to be missed. Here’s his review: “A frighteningly real political thriller, Deep State is utterly absorbing. A modern-day whodunit set in the political morass that is Washington DC. Riveting and white-knuckled, this is Chris Hauty’s debut novel, and I think he can give up his day job now. Hayley Chill is an Army infantry soldier of rare ability who accepts a White House internship in the administration of a highly controversial and divisive president with apparent strong Russian leanings, which puts him in the cross-hairs of operatives intent on taking him down. In the midst of this political turf war, the White House Chief of Staff is found dead in his house. It is Hayley who discovers a single ominous clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of everyday events... This is a cracking and perfectly timed thriller! Say hello to Deep State and goodbye to deep sleep!”