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.
In the gripping second installment of The King of Fear, Garrett and the Ascendant team face enemies on all sides: a wounded Russia, a dogged FBI agent, and a brilliant, mysterious terrorist who seems to hold all the cards. But in the face of impending disaster Garrett must confront his own demons: his class rage, growing paranoia, and an increasingly unshakeable dependency. As threats close in can Garrett trust himself—and those around him—to discover a way to stop the economic bomb set to destroy the Western World?
In the stunning sequel to the thriller Booklist called “The Hunt for Red October meets Hackers” Drew Chapman takes readers on an unforgettable ride through the threats facing a twenty-first century America.
An eccentric genius is all that stands between the U.S. and total financial collapse in Chapman's first-rate sequel to 2014's The Ascendant. Garrett Reilly, who has a gift for detecting patterns, has put that talent to work in creating the Ascendant project, "an attempt to assemble a team of out-of-the-mainstream thinkers to help America fight the next generation of wars." Though the program succeeded in thwarting a Chinese cyberattack, Garrett quit after suffering psychological and physical damage. Now his work as an investment analyst alerts him to another alarming problem evidence of an "enormous pool of money" accumulated in a private equity exchange. Meanwhile, a hit woman murders the head of the New York Federal Reserve; she accuses Garrett of ordering the killing before taking her own life. The allegation puts him on the run and into the path of an elusive Russian crook who may be his intellectual equal. Chapman makes the battle of wits as suspenseful as a standard action thriller.