Every time The Real Book Spy brings us a Rogue Recommendation, one of the Rogue Readers who comments, shares or tweets the clue and posting is entered into a drawing to win a free copy of the author’s book. The January Rogue Recommendation is Chris Hauty for DEEP STATE, and the winner of the book is
“Thank you! I can’t believe I won! I am looking forward to paying forward Deep State to everyone I can! This community just gets better and better! I am a writer working in a new genre for me – a sort of thriller – just starting out again really, and I love engaging with the writing community on Twitter/social media. It’s been so educational and everyone is so supportive and welcoming, which is refreshing on social media. I am also an avid reader of pretty much any thriller I can get my hands on and I love promoting ‘my authors’ on all the platforms I follow!”
To call DEEP STATE timely would be a massive understatement. It’s about a powerful group of Washington elites who actively try to take down the president and his administration—which has proven to be incredibly divisive and bad for America.
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. A tenacious intern discovers a single, ominous clue that suggests he died from something other than natural causes, and that a wide-ranging conspiracy is running beneath the surface of everyday events: powerful government figures are scheming to undermine the rule of law—and democracy itself. Allies are exposed as enemies, once-dependable authorities fall under suspicion, and no one seems to be who they say they are. The unthinkable is happening. The Deep State is real. Who will die to keep its secrets and who will kill to uncover the truth?