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Writing fiction and worst-case scenarios have become a favorite pastime for Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will team up with author Louise Penny on a new mystery novel, State of Terror. Image via The Associated Press

New York: One of the world’s best-known mystery fans, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is currently writing one.

Clinton teams up with her friend, novelist Louise Penny, on State of terror, who has a plot that could happen to someone from Clinton’s background: a “novice” Secretary of State, working in the administration of a rival politician, is trying to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. The novel is released on 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,” said Clinton, who has expressed her admiration for Penny and other mystery writers in the past, in a statement Feb. 23. “I enjoyed each of his books and their characters as well as his friendship. We now join our experiences to explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and betrayal. All is not as it appears. “

Hillary Clinton to team up with novelist Louise Penny for new State of Terror mystery novel

Clinton previously wrote non-fiction works like Living History, Hard Choices, and What Happened. Image via The Associated Press

Penny, an award-winning Canadian author whose novels include The cruelest month and The brutal talesaid in a statement that she couldn’t “say yes fast enough” to the possibility of working with Clinton.

“What an incredible experience to walk into 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. “

Writing fiction and worst-case scenarios have become a favorite pastime for Clinton and her husband, former 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, wrote a handful of non-fictional books. They include memories Living history; Difficult choices, who covered her time with Obama, who beat her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary; and What happened, which focuses 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 thoughts on the Trump administration America first foreign police. According to Simon & Schuster and St. Martin’s, the main character is “tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy, a carefully crafted ploy to take advantage of a US government dangerously disconnected and out of power in places where it counts the most. more. “

Financial terms were not disclosed. Clinton was represented by Washington attorney Robert Barnett, whose other clients include Obama and Bill Clinton. Penny was represented by David Gernert, whose New York-based Gernert company worked with, among others, John Grisham, Stewart O’Nan and Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.


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