The story 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.
As Louise Penny says, When it was suggested my friend Hillary and I write a political thriller together, I could not say yes fast enough... Before we started, we talked about her time as Secretary of State. What was her worst nightmare? State of Terror is the answer.
Hillary Rodham Clinton adds, Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true. I ve relished every one of her books and their characters, as well as her friendship. Now we re joining our experiences to explore the complex world of high stakes diplomacy and treachery.