Recently elected president Richard Monroe – populist, controversial and divisive – is at the centre of an increasingly polarised 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 clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and it seems there may be a deep conspiracy running beneath the surface of everyday events: powerful government figures are scheming to undermine the rule of law – and democracy itself. Soon, allies are exposed as enemies, once-dependable authorities fall under suspicion, and it seems no one is who they say they are.
The unthinkable is happening. The Deep State is real.
Who will die to keep its secrets? Who will kill to uncover the truth?
‘A propulsive, page-turning, compelling, fragmentation grenade of a debut thriller’ C.J. Box, author of Wolf Pack
‘A modern-day whodunnit set in the political morass that is current Washington, DC. Riveting and engrossing with an atypical protagonist, it keeps you guessing until the final pages are turned. Chris Hauty has just placed a marker in the world of political thrillers’ Matthew Betley, author of Overwatch
Chris Hauty is a screenwriter who has worked at all the major movie studios, in nearly every genre of film. He currently lives in Venice, California, in the company of a classic Triumph motorcycle and a feral cat. Deep State is his first novel.
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