Jeff Shear writes the alt-espionage series The Jackson Guild Books, which tell the story of a Congressional aide turned spy in a demi-dystopian era. Guild—pronounced like wild—survived a nuclear attack that decapitated the government. He lives in an alternate future beginning in an alternate past, September 2009. The view forward into Guild's future is bleak. The trials he faces are brutal: His world teeters toward nuclear war; Russia's fingerprints are all over the attack on Washington; and Moscow's Lubyanka spy center must now be stopped as it manipulates international cartels and grand oligarches who bask on the shores of their crypto-rich enclaves.
This is an explosive and prescient series boasting ruthless characters, stumbling heroes, and one man seeking redemption in a world desperate for justice. As this undercover battle rages, the fight comes down to a struggle to recapture a fourth generation nuclear device that makes atomic war possible.
Shear comes well armed for the Guild job. He's served as a Fellow at The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, DC. and walked the halls of congress as a staff correspondent for National Journal. He was hard-passed to the White House and credentialed at Treasury. His first book was an investigation into a weapons deal between the US and Japan (FSX), published by Doubleday. Entitled The Keys to the Kingdom the work is availabe in eBook.