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Jeff Shear writes the alt-espionage series, The Jackson Guild Books, about a Congressional aide turned spy in a demi-dystopian America reeling from a nuclear attack that decapitated the government. Guild lives in an alternate future beginning in an alternate past, September 28, 2009, as the world teeters toward war with Russia, a time made more treacherous by the influence of a powerful American family bent on creating a fascist state.  

    Jeff Shear is the author of The Keys to the Kingdom, an investigation into a weapons deal between the US and Japan (the FSX), published by Doubleday. He’s been a Fellow at The Center for Public Integrity in Washington, where he contributed to the book The Buying of the Congress, published by Avon. He served as a staff correspondent for National Journal, covering fiscal policy, with regular venues at the White House and Congress. His magazine writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, and other national publications. He has written TV narrations for the National Geographic Channel, Discovery, and The History Channel.

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