This instant national bestseller leads a young intelligence operative into the depths of a dangerous white supremacy conspiracy that threatens to tear the country apart in a “high adrenaline adventure” (Booklist).
Intelligence operative Hayley Chill is pursing the truth about her father’s mysterious fate, which government officials seem determined to hide from her. But when she stumbles upon a ciphered document under the floorboards of her father’s house, it becomes impossible to ignore the questions about his death. Was it suicide, or was it murder, designed to protect a deeper secret? She fears what she’s discovered may be connected to current rumors of a dark conspiracy, one that no one will substantiate. Hayley’s been loyal to Washington; has it been as loyal to her?
With permission from her handler to probe deeper, Hayley is led into a terrifying subculture of white supremacy within the United States military. As her investigation intensifies, she uncovers an expansive conspiracy to bring about the secession of several states from the country. It’s up to Hayley to stop a second Civil War before it starts while also confronting the ultimate truth about her father’s harrowing deeds in this “timely and terrifying read” (Nick Petrie, author of The Runaway).
Chris Hauty’s debut, Deep State, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and Barry Award nominee. Other novels include the CALIBA Award–nominated Savage Road, and Storm Rising, as well as the acclaimed novella Insurrection Day. He currently lives in Glendale, California.
"Gripping and relentless, STORM RISING is packed with twists, action, and emotional power. Chris Hauty hits it out of the park."
– Meg Gardiner, author of the UNSUB series
"Hayley Chill continues to fight her way through the political thriller landscape as she lays waste to the enemies of the republic in a methodical, brutal, professional fashion, battling a new threat that could tear the fabric of America in two. An excellent thriller perfect for our times!"
– Matthew Betley, bestselling author of the Logan West series and the upcoming THE NEIGHBORHOOD
"Be prepared to stay up all night as Hayley Chill takes you deep into a conspiracy to tear the United States apart. STORM RISING will have you glued to the page as you race to reach the thrilling conclusion. Not to be missed!"
– L.C. Shaw, bestselling author of THE NETWORK
"STORM RISING has all the twists and turns and breakneck pace of Hauty's earlier books, but with a deeper, darker look into the soul of protagonist Haley Chill, and the soul of America, that makes this a timely and terrifying read. I didn't think it was possible, but Chris Hauty has outdone himself - again!"
– Nick Petrie, author of THE RUNAWAY
"Gritty and engaging, STORM RISING is a gripping page-turner. Crisply written, and terrifying in scope, Chris Hauty's new conspirary thriller is a worthy addition to his excellent Hayley Chill series."
– Simon Gervais, former RCMP counterterrorism officer and bestselling author of THE LAST PROTECTOR