The Ascendant: Kirkus Reviews

TV writer Chapman’s debut novel is a nonstop chase scene through the global connectivity of our times. China and the U.S. face off away from the reporters and photo-ops, leaving intentions and gambits visible only to those who can see the patterns contained in a barrage of news reports, stock and futures trading activity, and [...]

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The Ascendant: C.J. Box

Like his intriguing protagonist Garrett Reilly, author Drew Chapman possesses startling skills and this first novel just blows the doors off. The Ascendant is a rollicking, globe-hopping, timely and prescient page-turner—a Twenty-First Century thriller that once begun refuses to yield or loosen its grip on the reader. A stunning debut. -C.J. Box, New York Times [...]

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The Ascendant: Alafair Burke

Political thriller? International thriller? Financial thriller? Whatever you call it, The Ascendant is smart, edgy, fast-paced storytelling at its best. Its unlikely hero, Garrett Reilly, reminded me of a young Jack Reacher as a tech-savvy bond analyst. Drew Chapman is a debut novelist to watch.” -Alafair Burke, bestselling author of If You Were Here Order [...]

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Bond analyst Garrett Reilly’s photographic memory and reflexive ability to identify patterns are the secrets behind his ability to score impressive profits, and when he spots a massive off-loading of U.S. Treasury bonds by Chinese interests, he’s expecting impending riches and congratulations from his mentor, Avery Bernstein. But Bernstein fears impending economic devastation, and immediately [...]

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