A Hillary Clinton/Louise Penny Thriller, Oct. 2021, Pt. 3

Two powerhouses join to write a political thriller. 

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Clinton, Hillary Rodham & Louise Penny. State of Terror. S. & S. Oct. 2021. 320p. ISBN 9781982173678. $30. CD. THRILLER

What do you do when you’ve had a long, strong run in the political and public servicecover of Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny's State of Terror arenas and decide you want something different? Write a book, of course, and especially a juicy thriller. Here, former presidential candidate/secretary of state/senator Clinton joins forces with top-notch mystery writer Penny to craft a story featuring a woman politician who joins a rival’s administration as—you guessed it—secretary of state in a world undermined by the previous administration’s bumbling. Terrorist attacks are breaking out everywhere, and the new secretary of state must put together a team to ferret out a conspiracy aimed directly at the U.S. government. With a one-million-copy first printing.

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Barbara Hoffert

Barbara Hoffert (bhoffert@mediasourceinc.com, @BarbaraHoffert on Twitter) is Editor, LJ Book Review; past chair of the Materials Selection Committee of the RUSA (Reference and User Services Assn.) division of the American Library Association; and past president of the National Book Critics Circle, to which she has just been reelected.

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