Add mystery writer to Hillary Clinton’s resume.
The former Secretary of State is co-writing a novel called “State of Terror” with New York Times Bestselling author and long-time friend, Louise Penny.
“Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true,” Clinton said in a statement Tuesday. “I’ve relished every one of her books and their characters as well as her friendship. Now we’re joining our experiences to explore the complex world of high-stakes diplomacy and treachery. All is not as it first appears.”
According to Axios, the plot follows a new secretary of state after she joins a rival candidates cabinet.
A novice Secretary of State joins the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage. 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.
The book is scheduled to be released in October.
Clinton’s account of the 2016 election, “What Happened”, was a bestseller in 2017.