Chris Hauty’s Fourth Hayley Chill Novel set for May 2023 Release

Get ready, because on May 23, 2023, Hayley Chill is set to take on the deep state yet again in The Devil You Know, the latest blockbuster thriller from Chris Hauty.

Hauty, who after working as a screenwriter for decades in Hollywood, made the transition to novelist when his debut thriller, Deep State, hit bookstores in 2020. That book, featuring then-West Wing intern and ex-Army grunt Hayley Chill, packed one of the biggest twist endings in recent memory. Since then, Hayley has gone on to become one of the fastest-rising stars in the thriller genre, serving as the protagionist in Savage Road and Storm Rising. And now, Book Spy readers are getting an early peek at the highly-anticipated fourth story.

“After pressing every hot-button issue within reach with Storm Rising,” said Hauty in an exclusive comment to The Real Book Spy, “I was stoked to deliver a pure entertainment thriller with a diabolical twist on a malevolent scheme that would prove a true gut test for any fan of the genre. In The Devil You Know, I think I can say ‘job done!'”

Check out the official plot details and cover art below!


A Supreme Court justice is murdered and a conspiracy with potentially cataclysmic effects is uncovered in the latest of the nationally bestselling “edge-of-your-seat” (Book Riot) Hayley Chill series.

When a justice of the Supreme Court is killed by the police officer assigned to protect him, the country is shocked. Hayley Chill’s superiors suspect the assassination is part of a major conspiracy.

In Maui, where one member of the Supreme Court owns a vacation home, a busload of children is taken hostage with the justice’s death as ransom. Together with a deputy US marshal, Hayley embarks on the monumental task of rescuing the children while also protecting the justice. But with danger around every corner and no one to trust, has Hayley finally bitten off more than she can chew?



Chris Hauty’s debut, Deep State, was a New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice, and Barry Award nominee. Other novels include the CALIBA award-nominated Savage Road, and Storm Rising, as well as the acclaimed novella Insurrection Day. He currently lives in Glendale, California.

Fans looking to pre-order Chris Hauty’s latest Hayley Chill adventure can now do so here, or anywhere else books are sold.


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and co-hosts the ThrillerTalk podcast when he’s not streaming and hanging out with his growing community on Twitch. His debut thriller, FIELDS OF FIRE, which #1 New York Times bestselling author Jack Carr says “will leave you speechless and begging for more,” comes out on September 6, 2022. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook.


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