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The Ascendant

The Ascendant

A Garrett Reilly Thriller

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.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 400 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476725888 | 
  • January 2014
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Meet Drew Chapman: Author of THE ASCENDANT

THE ASCENDANT is the first in a series of action-packed thrillers following a unlikely hero—a number savant named Garrett Reilly—as he races around the globe to avert total war.

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The Ascendant 1 NEW YORK CITY, MARCH 24, 9:53 AM
Garrett Reilly did not bake that morning, which was unusual. He hadn’t dipped into his bag of Hindu Skunk because it was a Tuesday, and new bond issues priced in the market on Tuesdays, usually right at 8:00 a.m., and if you were stoned when the new issues priced you would miss a step, and if you missed a step you would make mistakes, and if you made mistakes you would lose money.

Garrett Reilly hated losing money.

So he was straight, and he was happy... see more

About the Author

Drew Chapman
Photograph by Lisa Loop

Drew Chapman

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 having written and executive-produced an ABC miniseries about the hunt for Aldrich Ames. Married with two children, Chapman divides his time between Los Angeles and Seattle.

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