Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Length: 320 pages
First Published: 2021
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Years of American withdrawal from the world stage have left a power vacuum that its enemies have been more than happy to fill. After a series of terrorist attacks, novice Secretary of State Ellen Adams, under the administration of her rival, must unravel a deadly global conspiracy.
Taking a page from her husband’s book, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton teamed up with acclaimed mystery novelist Louise Penny in a gripping political thriller that showed up Bill’s collaboration with James Patterson in every way. With believable characters and plenty of political machinations, State of Terror perfectly blends Clinton’s unique political insight into a Tom Clancy-esque plot that was a joy to read.
State of Terror follows a novice Secretary of State who has joined 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.
This high-stakes thriller of international intrigue features behind-the-scenes global drama informed by details only an insider could know.
About Hillary Rodham Clinton
Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first woman in US history to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State after nearly four decades in public service as an attorney, First Lady, and US Senator. She is the author of seven previous books. Visit the author’s website →
About Louise Penny
Louise Penny is the author of the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, including the latest book All the Devils Are Here. Her husband Michael was the inspiration for Armand Gamache; he died in 2106. Penny currently lives in a small village south of Montréal. Visit the author’s website →