The former Secretary of State is teaming up with award-winning author Louise Penny to pen her first fiction book.
Mystery novel fan and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is joining forces with award-winning author Louise Penny to pen her first fiction book “State of Terror.”
The plot involves a novice Secretary of State working in the administration of a rival politician who tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks.
In a clear nod to former president Donald Trump, the president leading the fictional administration has been inaugurated after “four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage.”
The book will be jointly released by Clinton’s publisher Simon & Schuster and Penny’s St. Martin’s Press, on Oct. 12.
Louise Penny, whose previous work includes “The Cruelest Month” and “The Brutal Telling,” is a long-time friend of Clinton.
“When it was suggested my friend Hillary and I write a political thriller together, I could not say yes fast enough,” Penny said in a statement Tuesday.
Financial terms for Clinton and Penny’s deal were not disclosed.