When a controversial populist candidate is elected president over an increasingly partisan America, the assassination of the White House chief of staff reveals a far-ranging conspiracy that implicates insiders at the most hidden levels of government. 200,000 first printing.
<b>THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER</b><br> <b>Editor’s Choice from<i> The New York Times</i> <i>Book Review</i></b><br> <b>A <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Bestseller</b><br> <b>Indie Next Pick for January</b><br> <br><b>“One of the more surprising double-reverse plot twists…in some time.” —<i>The New York Times</i></b><br> <br><b>“<i>Deep State</i> is a propulsive, page-turning, compelling fragmentation grenade of a debut thriller.” —C.J. Box, #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Wolf Pack</i> and <i>The Bitterroots</i></b><br> <br><b>“The plot<i>...</i>rings eerily true...will keep you turning the pages well into the night.” —Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL and acclaimed author of <i>The Terminal List </i>and <i>True Believer</i></b><br> <br><b>In this white-knuckled, timely, and whip-smart debut thriller, a deadly plot against the president’s life emerges from the shadows of the Deep State.</b><br><br>Recently elected President Richard Monroe—populist, controversial, and divisive—is at the center of an increasingly polarized Washington, DC. Never has the partisan drama been so tense or the paranoia so rampant. In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house. A tenacious intern 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: powerful government figures are scheming to undermine the rule of law—and democracy itself. Allies are exposed as enemies, once-dependable authorities fall under suspicion, and no one seems to be who they say they are. The unthinkable is happening. The Deep State is real. Who will die to keep its secrets and who will kill to uncover the truth?