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.
It is entrenched.
It is hidden.
It is deadly.
Who can you trust?
The White House Chief of Staff is dead, discovered collapsed in his home. Paramedics say it was a heart attack, but something’s not right – and only his intern, Hayley Chill, can see it.
After her fears are dismissed by police, Hayley uncovers an organisation buried in the furthest reaches of government. Now she has no way of knowing who she can trust.
Then things get really dangerous.
There is a plot to assassinate the president, one they are ruthless about hiding. They know that someone is on to them, and soon they will know that it’s her. So Hayley must work like the Deep State:
Trust no one.
Kill – or be killed.
For anyone that binged on The Bodyguard and Designated Survivor, who wants to read a thriller with a twist they won’t see coming – fans of James Swallow, Terry Hayes, Gregg Hurwitz and Rob Sinclair will love this.
Deep State is available in ebook and hardback now. You can purchase your copy using the link below.
Deep State is definitely one of the most addictive thrillers I’ve read in ages and, unusually, a book I’d like to see turned into a movie!
The plot is brilliant and very well developed with the reader being lead in different directions with the many clever twists. I really enjoyed being fooled by the author and that I didn’t manage to work things out until the end. It is written in a slightly unusual way which took me a little while to get used to but once I had I soon relaxed into the story.
There are some great strong characters which were great fun to follow throughout the book. I liked that they all had flaws which made them seem a lot more realistic. It was especially interesting for me to be able to read the story from both sexes point of view as it was interesting to see how the experiences differ.
This was an intense, gripping read which was very difficult to put down as there was always something happening to keep me engrossed in the story. I found it fascinating to learn more about the West Wing and how it worked too.
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
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.