Author(s): Chris Hauty
THE DEEP STATE - noun A covert state hidden within a government; a secret organisation of high-level operatives; exerts control through manipulation and a culture of pain and fear. ***
Hayley Chill isn't your typical West Wing intern. Ex-military and as patriotic as she is principled, she is largely vilified by her peers and lauded by her superiors - it's a quick way of making enemies. It is Hayley who finds the body of the White House chief of staff, Peter Hall, on his kitchen floor having died from an apparent heart attack. It is also Hayley who notices a single clue which suggests his death was deliberate, targeted. That he was assassinated.
Unsure who to trust, Hayley works alone to uncover a wide-ranging conspiracy that controls the furthest reaches of the government. And Hall is just the beginning - the president is the next target. Hayley must now do the impossible: stop an assassination, when she has no idea who the enemy is, all while staying hidden, with Peter's final words to her ringing in her ears: Trust no one. Because the Deep State will kill to silence her. And they are closing in.
'Deep State has just become the first author since Sarah Pinborough to completely floor me with a pitch perfect unexpected resolution. Brilliant'
'This one had great twists and turns. When I thought we were headed in one direction, it would veer off into another and I loved it'
'This is going to be THE book for 2020'
'Somewhere between David Baldacci's Absolute Power and Vince Flynn's Tern Limits. Timely set ups makes this page turner unputdownable . . .'