Shadow State

Frank Sennett (BSJ90)

One of the first novels to explore the implications of the January 6 insurrection, and the infiltration of Oath Keepers and Proud Boys into law enforcement, SHADOW STATE finds the nation’s first Black woman president, Wyetta Johnson, a wounded veteran of the war in Afghanistan, targeted for assassination by racist terror groups.

President Johnson works with Rafe Hendrix, former head of her Secret Service detail and a Special Forces veteran she served with on active duty, to thwart the conspiracy, which features grisly re-creations of terrible events in U.S. history.

The thriller, first in a series featuring Hendrix and Johnson, will be published Feb. 21 by Crooked Lane Books and distributed by Penguin Random House. It will be available in hardcover, ebook and audio formats.

Advance praise: “Fans of stoic and resilient action heroes will be entertained,” Publishers Weekly says. Adrian McKinty, award-winning author of The Chain, calls SHADOW STATE
“An exciting contemporary thriller that is both psychologically astute and action packed.”