The Ascendant: A Novel

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“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” (C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Point and The Highway).

Hidden deep within the figures tracking the ups and downs of the stock market lies a terrifying truth: America is under attack. Our government . . . our economy . . . our very way of life are in the crosshairs of a ruthless enemy . . . and no one knows. Except Garrett Reilly. He has a knack for numbers. He sees patterns no one else can. His gift has made him a rising star on Wall Street. But when he notices that two hundred billion dollars’ worth of U.S. Treasury bonds are being sold off at a terrifying rate, his gift makes him the most wanted man alive.

The U.S. military wants him for his extraordinary abilities. They need someone to lead a crack squad of rogue soldiers to act as the last line of defense in a war that could mean the end of everything America holds dear. And everyone else? They just want him dead.

In this explosive debut novel, ranging from the offices of Wall Street to the casinos of Vegas to the back roads of the Chinese countryside, Drew Chapman introduces readers to a new kind of action hero: one uniquely skilled to fight a new kind of war.


  • Ascendant 001 Open

    Duration: 35s
  • Ascendant 002 Prologue

    Duration: 07min
  • Ascendant 003 Chapter1

    Duration: 06min
  • Ascendant 004 Chapter2

    Duration: 09min
  • Ascendant 005 Chapter3

    Duration: 09min
  • Ascendant 006 Chapter4

    Duration: 07min
  • Ascendant 007 Chapter5

    Duration: 05min
  • Ascendant 008 Chapter6

    Duration: 02min
  • Ascendant 009 Chapter7

    Duration: 08min
  • Ascendant 010 Chapter8

    Duration: 07min
  • Ascendant 011 Chapter9

    Duration: 08min
  • Ascendant 012 Chapter10

    Duration: 02min
  • Ascendant 013 Chapter11

    Duration: 07min
  • Ascendant 014 Chapter12

    Duration: 06min
  • Ascendant 015 Chapter13

    Duration: 14min
  • Ascendant 016 Chapter14

    Duration: 12min
  • Ascendant 017 Chapter15

    Duration: 10min
  • Ascendant 018 Chapter16

    Duration: 04min
  • Ascendant 019 Chapter17

    Duration: 03min
  • Ascendant 020 Chapter18

    Duration: 03min
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