Hillary Clinton, a twice-failed presidential candidate, and author Louise Penny are penning a political thriller, “State of Terror.”
Clinton described writing a book alongside Penny as a “dream come true” Penny has penned the works Bury Your Dead, The Nature of the Beast, and All the Devils Are Here.
“I’ve relished every one of her books and characters as well as her friendship,” Clinton said. “Now we’re joining our experiences to explore the complex world of high-stakes diplomacy and treachery. All is not as it first appears.”
Penny was pleased to write with the former Secretary of State.
“When it was suggested my friend Hillary and I write a political thriller together, I could not say yes fast enough,” she said in a statement Tuesday.
Clinton’s fiction book, as reported by Axios, centers around a “novice Secretary of State” who “joins the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank the world stage,” per the book’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.
Simon & Shuster and St. Martin’s Press have a release expected in October.
Clinton expands her influence after launching her podcast You and Me Both with Hillary Clinton on Spotify last year.
Hillary Clinton has authored several books throughout her lifetime, including Hard Choices, It Takes a Village, What Happened. She also co-authored a children’s book with her daughter, The Book of Gutsy Women.