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Hillary Clinton to co-write political thriller

The Hill logo The Hill 5 days ago Judy Kurtz
Hillary Clinton wearing a blue shirt: Hillary Clinton to co-write political thriller © Getty Images Hillary Clinton to co-write political thriller

Hillary Clinton is writing a political thriller about a fictional secretary of State.

"State of Terror," which the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee penned with her friend Louise Penny, a mystery author, will be released in October, according to a Tuesday announcement.

The novel follows a novice secretary of State who "joins the administration of her rival, a president inaugurated after four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage."

Following a series of terrorist attacks, the protagonist is "tasked with assembling a team to unravel the deadly conspiracy."

Clinton, who served as secretary of State in the Obama administration, said in a statement about the project that teaming up with Penny is "a dream come true" that allows the pair to "explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and treachery."

"All is not as it first appears," Clinton, 73, teased.

It's not the first time a member of the Clinton family has joined forces with a high-profile scribe to enter the literary world. Former President Clinton and James Patterson wrote the 2018 political thriller, "The President is Missing," together. The ex-commander in chief is also reuniting with Patterson for another novel, "The President's Daughter," which is set to be released in June.

-Updated at 11:15 a.m.

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