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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library HAU (Text) 33500013187703 New Checked out 06/02/2020
Detroit Lakes Public Library HAU (Text) 33500013187711 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library HAU (Text) 35500006262461 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781982126582
  • ISBN: 1982126582
  • Physical Description: 281 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Emily Bestler books/Atria hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2020.

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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?-- Publisher's description.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 October #1
    Screenwriter Hauty delivers his first novel, and it reads like a screenplay. A young woman named Hayley Chill lands a prime intern position working for the White House chief of staff, and she quickly establishes herself as politically savvy. When her boss dies from what appears to be a heart attack, she discovers a clue that suggests he was murdered. But when she digs for more information, the people responsible for killing the chief of staff make her a target just as she learns that the president is not safe either. The contentious political landscape plays out to realistic effect, but some jarring point-of-view shifts in the narrative take the reader out of the story temporarily. The ending seems pulled directly from a movie, which will remain nameless to avoid a massive spoiler. Hayley remains an intriguing character, however, making the novel still worth reading, even with its flaws. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Presidents > United States > Fiction.
Assassination > Fiction.
Conspiracies > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Political fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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