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Publisher's Summary

A CONSPIRACY TO KILL THE PRESIDENT

AND ONE WOMAN’S FIGHT TO STOP IT.

‘Trust no one’

The warning is loud and clear. Shortly after uttering it, the White House Chief of Staff is found dead in his home. It’s ruled as a heart attack. Only his intern, former soldier Hayley Chill, knows something is not right.

Starting her own investigation, Hayley uncovers a secret organisation buried in the furthest reaches of government.

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.

When she discovers the plot to assassinate the president, they realise someone is on to them. How long will it be until they know that it’s her?

So Hayley must work like the Deep State:

Infiltrate.

Trust no one.

Kill – or be killed.

Fans of series like The Bodyguard and Designated Survivor, or books by of James Swallow, Terry Hayes, Gregg Hurwitz and Rob Sinclair will love this stunning debut. With twists you won’t see coming, this thriller is a true rollercoaster.

©2020 Chris Hauty. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster UK

Critic Reviews

"Full of twists, this one will keep you hooked to the very end." (James Swallow)  

"One of the most surprising double-reverse plot twists I have seen in some time." (New York Times

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Oh it’s an ok thriller. Quite exciting and the protagonist is amazingly clever and can do everything. Not sure I would recommend this book though but I’m tough.

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Interesting story but badly read.

The narrator ruined it. It was difficult to follow in places because she raced through it. She had a flat, dull and rather abrasive reading voice which made it all unpleasant to listen to.

I really had to persevere in order to follow what was otherwise a good book. That said, I do find it rather annoyingly lazy when authors don’t take time to establish ‘relationships’ in their characters but offer rather lame instant connections instead.

If you’re considering this book then I’d recommend actually reading it yourself rather than bothering with this poorly read audible version.

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