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. In the gripping second installment of The King of Fear, Garrett and the Ascendant team face enemies on all sides: a wounded Russia, a dogged FBI agent, and a brilliant, mysterious terrorist who seems to hold all the cards. But in the face of impending disaster Garrett must confront his own demons: his class rage, growing paranoia, and an increasingly unshakeable dependency. As threats close in can Garrett trust himself—and those around him—to discover a way to stop the economic bomb set to destroy the Western World? In the stunning sequel to the thriller Booklist called “The Hunt for Red October meets Hackers” Drew Chapman takes readers on an unforgettable ride through the threats facing a twenty-first century America.