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Hillary Clinton, Louise Penny to Publish ‘State of Terror’ Novel

In her 2017 memoir “What Occurred,” Hillary Clinton wrote that within the aftermath of her loss to Donald Trump, she took solace in watching HGTV — and studying the thriller novels of Canadian author Louise Penny. Shortly after that, Penny started together with the Clinton household within the acknowledgments of her books. And now the 2 are collaborating on a thriller, “State of Terror,” to be launched on Oct. 12, 2021.

The ebook shall be printed in an uncommon collaboration between St. Martin’s Press and Simon & Schuster.

In accordance to the press launch from Simon & Schuster, the plot of “State of Terror” seems to be impressed by Clinton’s time as President Barack Obama’s Secretary of State: “The story follows a novice Secretary of State who has joined the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after 4 years of American management that shrank from the world stage. A collection of terrorist assaults throws the worldwide order into disarray, and the Secretary is tasked with assembling a group to unravel the lethal conspiracy, a scheme fastidiously designed to take benefit of an American authorities dangerously out of contact and out of energy within the locations the place it counts essentially the most.”

Penny is a prolific thriller author, releasing her Armand Gamache novels — there have been 16 in complete — at a clip of as soon as per yr. Set in Three Pines, a comfortable village on the border of Quebec and Vermont, idyllic however for all of the homicide, Penny printed the primary ebook within the collection, “Nonetheless Life,” in 2005. The books have develop into bestsellers.

“When it was urged my good friend Hillary and I write a political thriller collectively, I couldn’t say sure quick sufficient,” Penny stated within the press launch. “What an unimaginable expertise, to get contained in the State Division. Contained in the White Home. Contained in the thoughts of the Secretary of State as excessive stake crises explode. Earlier than we began, we talked about her time as Secretary of State. What was her worst nightmare? ‘State of Terror’ is the reply.”

Hillary Clinton added, “Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true. I’ve relished each one of her books and their characters in addition to her friendship. Now we’re becoming a member of our experiences to discover the advanced world of excessive stakes diplomacy and treachery. All isn’t because it first seems.”

Invoice Clinton has additionally gotten into the thriller sport, collaborating with James Patterson on the 2018 novel “The President Is Lacking,” in addition to a forthcoming one known as “The President’s Daughter.” “The President Is Lacking” was acquired by Showtime after a pre-publication bidding struggle. However in October, Showtime killed the mission, which had already begun filming, as a result of of the coronavirus pandemic.

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