The Ascendant: A Garrett Reilly Thriller

Drew Chapman (Author)
Backorder (temporarily out of stock)

Product Details

Simon & Schuster
Publish Date
July 12, 2016
5.7 X 1.1 X 8.6 inches | 0.8 pounds
BISAC Categories:

Earn by promoting books

Earn money by sharing your favorite books through our Affiliate program.

Become an affiliate

About the Author

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 working on the TNT spy show Legends. Married with two children, Chapman divides his time between Los Angeles and Seattle.


"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 bestselling author of Breaking Point
"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
"From its first page, The Ascendant pulls you into a compellingly suspenseful story, and delivers it at a break-neck pace. Drew Chapman demonstrates the assured hand of an author on his twentieth novel, not his first. I couldn't put it down!"
--Alex Grecian, New York Times bestselling author of The Yard
"Fans of Homeland and 24 will love The Ascendant--a rocket of a thriller that's fresh and cool and totally real." --Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of Paranoia and Buried Secrets
"Chapman's novel is The Hunt for Red October meets Hackers...a must-read for international-thriller fans."
-- Booklist (starred review)
"Chapman writes one great thriller, pulling together parallel storylines and levels of mystery. This is a wild ride through the headlines of our times."
"There is a genuine thrill for readers when a debut novel hits a perfect bullseye...a new and fascinating spy/action thriller with all the suspense of a battle as exciting as a World War II tale but done through the weapons of laptops and smartphones by a motley crew of highly talented misfits."
--Lincoln Star Journal
"Reilly's reluctance to help fight off these attacks adds to the edginess of this page-turner that seems frighteningly realistic as Chapman uncovers new parameters for how war might be waged in our brave new world."
--American Way Magazine
"Drew Chapman has created a twenty-first century superhero in The Ascendant. A must-read for the internet cognoscenti, it updates the thriller to groundbreaking territory. Garrett Reilly is a genius who can think, process, and react faster than everyone else ever has. And he has to because the country's welfare hangs in the balance. The Ascendant is an intense and relevant thriller; you'll feel like you're reading tomorrow's headlines today."
--Howard Gordon, executive producer of 24 and Homeland
Chapman has created an unlikely, offbeat hero easy to root for.
--Publishers Weekly