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Deep State

The most addictive thriller of the decade


'One of the most surprising double-reverse plot twists I have seen in some time' NEW YORK TIMES
'Full of twists'  JAMES SWALLOW Sunday Times bestselling author of Nomad
‘The twists just keep coming’  SUNDAY TIMES Crime Club

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?


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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:
Infiltrate.
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.

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WHY READERS HAVE BEEN FLOORED BY DEEP STATE . .

'Full of twists . . . This one will keep you hooked to the very end'  JAMES SWALLOW Sunday Times bestselling author of Nomad

‘A gripping tale of political skulduggery that is deeper than it initially appears’  The Times

‘Brilliantly fast-moving and absorbing . . . the twists just keep coming’  Sunday Times Crime Club

'Deep State has just become the first author since Sarah Pinborough to completely floor me with a pitch perfect unexpected resolution. Brilliant

'The best political thriller that I have read in a long time. 5*'

'Its a cracking read it really is . . . Its unique, fresh and the word ‘twist’ is just not acceptable to cover what happens . . . SUPERB! 10/10, 5 Stars'

'The ending is a jaw-dropper'

'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 . . .'

'The definition of a great political thriller'

Photograph by Lauren Ehrenfeld

Chris Hauty is a screenwriter based in Los Angeles and the author of Deep State. He has worked at all the major movie studios, in nearly every genre of film, with credits including Never Back Down and Sniper: Homeland Security. He currently lives in Venice, California.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (January 23, 2020)
  • Length: 384 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471185601

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