The King of Fear: Part One

King of Fear Series

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King of Fear can either be read as a full-length ebook or in three serialized ebook-only parts. This is part one of three.

The blistering sequel to The Ascendant: An action-packed thriller starring a bond trader turned antihero. Unlikely patriot Garrett Reilly can identify threats against America from both inside and outside the nation’s borders. But now the whole world’s economy is at risk…

Garrett Reilly sees what others do not: numbers, patterns, a nation on the brink of collapse. His unique talents saved countries from falling into a world war in The Ascendant. But it also made him a marked man―marked by terrorist groups; marked by the US Government.

Now in Part One of Drew Chapman’s thrilling sequel The King of Fear, Garrett Reilly is desperately trying to put the events of the Ascendant behind him. But when the President of the Federal Reserve is assassinated, fingers point to Garrett. On the run from the government and following an ever-shifting trail of clues, Garrett soon realizes that he’s more than a target to the shadowy force hunting him. He’s their first step towards total economic collapse.

Faced with a mounting international menace, cyber attacks and the fate of American security, Garrett makes the call. He must convince the most unlikely team of geniuses to join the fight again—before it’s too late. Drew Chapman’s critically acclaimed rogue hero is back in a series called a “wild ride through the headlines of our times” (Kirkus Reviews).
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About the author

Drew Chapman has written on numerous studio movies. He also directed the indie film Standoff. Currently, he creates and writes TV shows for network television, most recently working on the TNT spy show Legends. Married with two children, Chapman divides his time between Los Angeles and Seattle.

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Publisher
Simon and Schuster
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Published on
Nov 3, 2015
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9781501131059
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Fiction / Thrillers / Technological
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“Warfare goes digital in movie and TV writer Drew Chapman’s fast-moving debut, a high-stakes thriller that pits the online might of China against that of the United States” (Publishers Weekly) as reluctant patriot Garrett Reilly races around the globe to avert total war.

Numbers don’t lie…Not according to Garrett Reilly who, just two weeks past his twenty-sixth birthday, thinks he’s probably the best bond analyst at his brokerage, maybe the best in all of lower Manhattan. Garrett’s memory for numbers is photographic. But he doesn’t just memorize numbers: he sorts them, ranks them, senses patterns.

As he watches buy and sell numbers float across his computer monitor, Garrett notices what nobody else can: that US Treasury bonds are being sold off at an alarming rate. Two hundred billion dollars worth. It’s a discovery that Garrett knows will make him stinking rich.

But then the US military arrives at his office and Garrett’s life is thrown into free fall. Captain Alexis Truffant explains that Garrett has stumbled on something bigger and scarier than he could have ever imagined: the first attack in a covert war of unthinkable proportions. Garrett begins to link a series of seemingly unrelated—and very dangerous—events that start in New York, but continue to Las Vegas, Oregon, and all lead back to rural China. Suddenly, Garrett is the only one left standing between an unknown enemy and the very security of our country. The only problem? Numbers don’t lie…but sometimes governments do.

“The Hunt for Red October meets Hackers…Ascendant is a must-read for international thriller fans” (Booklist, starred review). “This is a wild ride through the headlines of our times” (Kirkus Reviews).
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