New Book: The King of Fear

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A banker is assassinated in New York City. A geo-political crisis erupts half a world away. A man without a past arrives in the US, leaving a wake of destruction in his trail. These events are connected, but how? In this blistering sequel to the Ascendant, Garrett Reilly must find the answer before the American economy implodes. As banks fail, stocks crash, supermarket shelves go empty and the public begins to panic, Reilly dives headfirst into the chaos, confronting his own demons as he tries desperately to stop an all too imaginable Armageddon.

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Drew Chapman was born and raised in New York City. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in History. His early work history included: bike messenger, newspaper reporter, bootleg T-shirt salesman and knish vendor at Yankee Stadium. He wrote his first novel in fourth grade. It remains unpublished.

After college Drew moved to Los Angeles and began working in film production. He got an agent and took a position as a staff writer for Disney Animation. He has since written on projects for studios including Disney, Fox, Universal, Warner Brothers and Sony. He wrote and directed a feature film, Stand Off, starring Dennis Haysbert and Robert Sean Leonard.

Drew works extensively in television, where he writes under the name Andrew Chapman. He has sold pilots to ABC, Fox, Amazon, ABC Family, and Sony. In 2014 Drew wrote and produced an eight part limited series for ABC called The Assets, and this year wrote on and co-executive produced the second season of the spy show Legends for TNT.

His first novel, The Ascendant, was released by Simon & Schuster in 2014. The sequel, The King of Fear, was published as an eBook series starting November 3, 2015, and was released in paperback February 16, 2016.


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By |January 25th, 2016|

The people at Kirkus loved The Ascendant, and they seem to be following up that sentiment with The King of Fear. Here's the review, in all its glory, and don't think for a moment that I don't sweat it out while waiting for these to come in! KIRKUS REVIEW Dec. [...]

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