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Full Name: Hayley Chill
Nationality: American
Organization: None
Occupation Other - White House Intern

Creator: Chris Hauty
Time Span: 2020 - 2023


Hayley Chill is an intern with the White House Chief of Staff.

Her lot in life will change quite a bit soon after but that is what she is doing when the main action of the series gets going.

In a bit of a flashback, really, we start out following her as a soldier in the U.S. Army, an infantryman stationed in the southern part of the country where she continued her love of boxing by eventually becoming the ARSOUTH champion in her weight class. We learn that this 24-year-old woman, who stands just under 5'8" weighing 125 lbs. and is described as "lean and exquisitely muscled", got her tenacity at fighting from being the eldest of 6 children raised by "a single mom laid low multiple cancers". Being the oldest, she knew it was her role to defend "herself and her five siblings with savage determination".

Chill needed a way to make money to send back home as well as a way to get out of the poverty that gripped her and her family in West Virginia and the army was that path but it was only a step and after the brief but very interesting recount of an event in that military life, the story moves her to her internship with the CoS and the events that will change her life as well as that of the country.

One thing more that helps Chill tremendously in addition to her ability to handle herself physically and mentally in some pretty scaring and dangerous situations is the Chill has an eidetic memory, not just what she reads but also what she hears and sees.

Chill will start her second career, after the stint in the military, at the White House in the very lowly position of intern but she will not stay there long and she will get involved in some pretty amazing, exciting, and extremely dangerous events which will task her skills to their max.


Number of Books:4
First Appearance:2020
Last Appearance:2023

1 Deep State Deep State
Written by Chris Hauty
Copyright: 2020

When the White House Chief of Staff is found on the floor of his home, the ruling was a heart attack. Hayley Chill, his intern who discovered the body, saw something the others did not, however, and when she is ignored by the police, she begins her own investigation, learning of a major plot by deep state members which will involve the assassination of the President.
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2 Savage Road Savage Road
Written by Chris Hauty
Copyright: 2021

A series of severe cyber attacks across the country has American officials trying hard to find their source and stop them. Hayley Chill is part of the team doing the looking but while many are certain it is Russia that is orchestrating them, she has other thoughts.
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3 Storm Rising Storm Rising
Written by Chris Hauty
Copyright: 2022

"Former White House intern turned intelligence operative Hayley Chill is filling her time by training as an MMA fighter. When she’s convinced to pursue the truth about her father’s mysterious fate, she stumbles upon a ciphered document under the floorboards of her father’s house.
With permission from her handler to probe deeper, she is led into a terrifying subculture of white supremacy within the United States military. As her investigation intensifies, she uncovers an expansive conspiracy to bring about the secession of several states from the country."
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4 The Devil You Know The Devil You Know
Written by Chris Hauty
Copyright: 2023

"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?"
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Number of Stories:1
First Appearance:2022
Last Appearance:2022

1 Insurrection Day Insurrection Day
Written by Chris Hauty
Copyright: 2022

"During the course of one terrifying and chaotic day, nativist forces stage a violent uprising by storming the Capitol. Authorities are unprepared to protect the nation’s elected representatives as the country’s citadel of democracy is breached in what appears to be a spontaneous insurrection.
Hayley Chill, in the building for other business, does what she can to rescue a powerful senator and his staff. But in doing so, she discovers shocking evidence that the uprising had its beginnings with one of the country’s long-standing overseas enemies. With no one else to trust, Hayley must prevent as many deaths as possible while also chasing down foreign operatives across the city before they abscond with what she understands to be critical national intelligence."
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I was hooked on this series from the beginning and that was despite it using the present tense style, something I really dislike a lot. Strangely, though, the way the author handled it was quite well done and surprisingly I found myself ignoring it, so well done to the author.

There is also a very strange thing the series does with minor characters, and a couple not so minor, after their parts in the program have ended. Most books have these people who enter the stage, do their thing, and then exit, never to be seen again. In this series, though, the author will often give a paragraph or two about what the future will hold for that person; for example, telling how "Person A will quit her job and take a much better one at Company XYZ, rising to the rank of executive vice president of Sales and earning a 7-figure salary up to the time she is caught embezzling and spending the last ten years of her life in prison".

The first couple times these side-bars happens, I was a quizzical. After a while, though, I really got to enjoy the heck out of these digressions and actually looked forward to them.

But the thing I liked the most about this strange but compelling series was the twist that I never saw coming. Each book had at least one. I will say nothing more about any of them except to admit I was 'gob-smacked' each time even though they all made terrific sense. Major kudos to Chris Hauty!


My Grade: A-

Your Average Grade:   A++


dbuhler A++ 2022-05-26

Well, Hauty kept it up. Storm Rising is another winner in this series. The author''s style is unique, a mixture of present and future tense. Things are happening; it is not a narrative of what has happened.

dbuhler A++ 2021-01-29

Hauty''s first two novels about the lethal female character, Hayley Chill, have more twists and turns than Lombard Street. She can run like the wind, fight like an MMA champion, and has a mind like a steel trap. Good luck trying to anticipate the final chapter of each book. Not sure if Hauty can keep this up, but all indications are the Hayley has years of adventures ahead. \\\\\

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