Hillary Clinton to write novel with Canadian author Louise Penny


Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton teams up with her friend, Canadian novelist Louise Penny, to write a political thriller.
The book, to call State of terror, will follow a novice Secretary of State who works in the administration of a rival politician and tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. The novel is released October 12 and will be co-published by Clinton publisher Simon & Schuster, and Penny’s, St. Martin’s Press.

“Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true,” Clinton said of her Knowlton, Que., Co-writer in a statement Tuesday. “I enjoyed each of his books and their characters as well as his friendship. Now we join our experiences to explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and betrayal. Everything is not as it appears at first glance.

Penny is an award-winning author whose novels include The cruelest month and The brutal story.

In a statement, she said she couldn’t “say yes fast enough” to the chance to work with Clinton.

“What an incredible experience to get inside the State Department. Inside the White House. In the mind of the Secretary of State as high-stakes crises explode, ”she said. “Before we started, we talked about his time as Secretary of State. What was his worst nightmare? State of terror Is the answer. ”

Not the only novelist in the family

Writing fiction and worst-case scenarios have become a favorite pastime for Clinton and her husband, former US President Bill Clinton. Collaborated with James Patterson on the Million Dollar Cyber ​​Thriller The president is absent, and on a new novel, The president’s daughter, which comes out in June.

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s first term as president, has written a handful of non-fictional books. They include memories Living history and Difficult choices, who covered her time with Obama, who beat her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. What happened focused on his staggering loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

State of terror seems to be building not only on his years as Secretary of State, but on his reflections on the Trump administration’s “America First” foreign policy.

According to Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s, the main character is “tasked with putting together a team to unravel the murderous plot, a carefully crafted ploy to take advantage of a US government dangerously disconnected and out of power in the places where it matters most. . ”


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