Hillary Clinton Penning Political Thriller Novel: â€˜State of Terrorâ€™
Hannah Bleau 23 Feb 2021
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is penning a political thriller, State of Terror, alongside award-winning author Louise Penny.
Clinton described writing the book alongside Penny, who penned the works Bury Your Dead, The Nature of the Beast, and All the Devils Are Here, as a â€œdream come true.â€
â€œIâ€™ve relished every one of her books and characters as well as her friendship,â€ Clinton said. â€œNow weâ€™re joining our experiences to explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and treachery. All is not as it first appears.â€
Penny was equally eager to pen a book with the former secretary of state.
â€œWhen it was suggested my friend Hillary and I write a political thriller together, I could not say yes fast enough,â€ she said in a statement Tuesday.
Axios first reported Clintonâ€™s fiction book, which centers around a â€œnovice Secretary of Stateâ€ who â€œjoins the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage,â€ per the bookâ€™s synopsis:
A series of terrorist attacks throws the global order into disarray, and the Secretary is tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a scheme carefully designed to take advantage of an American government dangerously out of touch and out of power in the places where it counts the most.