Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Review: Deep State by Chris Hauty

Deep State
by Chris Hauty

Publisher: Atria
Pages: 288
Format: ARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  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?

Kritters Thoughts:  President Richard Monroe was elected at a time where the country is very divided.  He hopes that with his policies both domestically and especially abroad that he can bring the country together and maintain the ideals of the United States.  There is a group that doesn't want him to be able to make these changes and they will do anything to stop him from doing anything.  

The book's central character is Haley Chill who leaves the military to become a White House intern.  Seeing this story through her eyes made the story feel so unique and different from your typical White House political thriller.  Haley Chill through her military training is able to do things and notice things that most White House interns wouldn't pick up on and I liked that she had this training to back her up.  

When a murder happens close to Haley she is thrust into the middle of things and I was ready for it!  Although a fiction story that definitely had some plot devices, I loved it and it worked for me.  I was sold on the story and enjoyed the journey.  

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.  I like when these political thrillers take all the turns until the end.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Book Expo .  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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