THE INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER"One of the more surprising double-reverse plot twists...in some time." --The New York TimesIn this "propulsive, page-turning, compelling, fragmentation grenade of a debut thriller" (C.J. Box, #1 New York Times bestselling author), a deadly plot against the president's life emerges from the shadows of the Deep State. Recently elected President Richard Monroe--populist, controversial, and divisive--is at the center of an increasingly polarized Washington, DC. Never has the partisan drama been so tense or the paranoia so rampant. In the midst of contentious political turf wars, the White House chief of staff is found dead in his house and West Wing intern and ex-Army grunt Hayley Chill is positive that it's not from natural causes. Determined to find the truth, Hayley uncovers shocking evidence that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of DC in an effort to undermine the rule of law--and democracy itself. Soon, Hayley is in a race against time to reveal the truth and save the life of the next victim: the president. "Deep State rings eerily true [and] will keep you turning pages well into the night" (Jack Carr, former Navy SEAL and author of The Terminal List).