King of Fear can either be read as a full-length ebook or in three serialized ebook-only parts. This is part one of three. The blistering sequel to The Ascendant : An action-packed thriller starring a bond trader turned antihero. Unlikely patriot Garrett Reilly can identify threats against America from both inside and outside the nation’s borders. But now the whole world’s economy is at risk… Garrett Reilly sees what others do not: numbers, patterns, a nation on the brink of collapse. His unique talents saved countries from falling into a world war in The Ascendant . But it also made him a marked man―marked by terrorist groups; marked by the US Government. Now in Part One of Drew Chapman’s thrilling sequel The King of Fear , Garrett Reilly is desperately trying to put the events of the Ascendant behind him. But when the President of the Federal Reserve is assassinated, fingers point to Garrett. On the run from the government and following an ever-shifting trail of clues, Garrett soon realizes that he’s more than a target to the shadowy force hunting him. He’s their first step towards total economic collapse. Faced with a mounting international menace, cyber attacks and the fate of American security, Garrett makes the call. He must convince the most unlikely team of geniuses to join the fight again—before it’s too late. Drew Chapman’s critically acclaimed rogue hero is back in a series called a “wild ride through the headlines of our times” ( Kirkus Reviews ).