The Ascendant

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The Ascendant

By Drew Chapman

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781476725888, 388pp.

Publication Date: January 7, 2014

Like his intriguing protagonist Garrett Reilly, author Drew Chapman possesses startling skills and this first novel just blows the doors off. "The Ascendant" is a rollicking, globe-hopping, timely, and prescient page-turner a twenty-first century thriller (C.J. Box, "New York Times" bestselling author of "Breaking Point" and "The Highway").
Hidden deep within the figures tracking the ups and downs of the stock market lies a terrifying truth: America is under attack. Our government . . . our economy . . . our very way of life are in the crosshairs of a ruthless enemy . . . and no one knows. Except Garrett Reilly. He has a knack for numbers. He sees patterns no one else can. His gift has made him a rising star on Wall Street. But when he notices that two hundred billion dollars worth of U.S. Treasury bonds are being sold off at a terrifying rate, his gift makes him the most wanted man alive.
The U.S. military wants him for his extraordinary abilities. They need someone to lead a crack squad of rogue soldiers to act as the last line of defense in a war that could mean the end of everything America holds dear. And everyone else? They just want him dead.
In this explosive debut novel, ranging from the offices of Wall Street to the casinos of Vegas to the back roads of the Chinese countryside, Drew Chapman introduces readers to a new kind of action hero: one uniquely skilled to fight a new kind of war.

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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