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Combining Hillary Clinton’s inside knowledge of the White House with the matchless thriller writing skills of Louise Penny, State of Terror focuses on a rookie Secretary of State tasked with protecting the world from a deadly terrorist plot.
From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise.
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.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 756 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 41 mm
'Expectedly, but effectively, the book targets Washington misogyny...The novel is geopolitically thoughtful as well, exploring a moral dilemma worthy of John le Carre...' - The Guardian
'Great fun...an unexpected delight' - Daily Telegraph
'Remarkable...Fast-paced and packed with insider knowledge, it superbly conveys the pressures at the heart of the world's diplomacy.' - Daily Mail
'The nearly 500-page novel combines other details that resonate with recent news... along with explorations of friendship... and, for the writers, the enjoyment of placing women of a certain age at the heart of a political thriller.' - Independent
'I expected a thriller written by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny to be smart, very well-written, and suspenseful . . . But State of Terror is so much more than that. Yes, this novel is a rip-roaring, brilliant page-turner, but it's also timely, cheeky, important, and wonderfully, courageously provocative. What great fun!' - James Patterson
'State of Terror is an absolutely gripping, utterly believable, heart-stopping thriller that will make readers question how much is fiction and how much is based on reality. Clinton and Penny are each a force on their own - put together they are unstoppable.' - Karin Slaughter
'This is the perfect political thriller: rollercoaster action, credible heroes and villains, and a glimpse into the world of our most powerful politicians. Add into the mix flashes of humour and fine writing and we have a winning formula!' - Ann Cleeves
'Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny Deliver a page-turner... a romp... political junkies will relish the veiled insults to real-life people. I'm going to award the prize for Best Clinton Thriller of 2021 to Hillary.' - New York Times
'Smart and fast and twisty, State of Terror is a dazzlingly unpredictable political thriller. I loved it.' - Kathy Reichs
'A complex plot with the highest international stakes...State of Terror proves to be a lively blockbuster...The geopolitical aspects here are handled with plausible authenticity...' - Financial Times
'Consistently entertaining... Penny and Clinton demonstrate a sure hand at international intrigue and narrative pacing. The real key to State of Terror, though, is its secret weapon: female friendship. International terrorists may have all the materials they need for a dirty bomb, but America has these two middle-aged women with a plan. Honestly, it's not a fair fight.' - Washington Post
'The thriller follows the journey of new secretary of state and main character, Ellen Adams.... Secretary Adams must navigate a terrorist plot, nuclear weapons and a Trump-like administration. Along the way, Adams battles sexist comments from her male counterparts but also finds friendship and support in the women around her... State of Terror also tackles Washington's misogyny as the main character navigates jabs and sexist comments at the hands of the male antagonists. While the male characters are rude and crass, the women win by outsmarting their counterparts.' - USA Today
'State of Terror moves at a galloping pace all the while offering tantalizing insight into the mind of the GOAT (greatest of all time) herself. Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny have written us some truly iconic women. We are not worthy!' - Jessica Knoll
'To say more would rob readers of the pleasures of discovery in this taut thriller, a story made all the more relevant by the United States' recent withdrawal from Afghanistan. Possessed of both head and heart, State of Terror's layering of ethical trade-offs, political intrigue, high-level espionage and pure evil perfectly melds Clinton's intimate knowledge of the State Department and foreign policy with Penny's mastery of genre mechanics.' - L.A. Times
'Hillary Rodham Clinton pairs up with powerhouse mystery novelist Louise Penny for State of Terror, a political thriller full of action and intrigue... Clinton and Penny create a heart-pounding mystery about terrorism, corruption and diplomacy, meticulously written with the promise of details only someone on the inside could contribute.' - Time
'With combined expertise, Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny offer a story that is not only artfully written but also rich in its deep knowledge of the complicated global mess that is international politics. With each tick of the clock, the spring is more tightly wound, and readers will find themselves breathlessly expecting in every moment that in the next moment the worst will occur. But wisely and with expert craft, across page after page of heart-in-your-throat moments, these two collaborators draw the reader inevitably toward a truly surprising conclusion. State of Terror is a feast for thriller lovers.' - William Kent Krueger, author of Ordinary Grace
'An inspired pairing. Penny's turn-the-page pacing and Clinton's wealth of insider details mesh perfectly in this fast, entertaining thriller that also has knowing things to say about national - and international - politics. So authentic it feels like eavesdropping.' - Joseph Kanon
'This is one of the paciest and most complex political thrillers I've read in years.' - Stylist
'This fast-paced thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat!' - My Weekly
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“A Thoroughly Enjoyable and Immersive Read!”
I approached this book with slight trepidation as political thrillers don’t typically intrigue me. But, I love Louise Penny (I would read her grocery list!) and couldn’t not give it a whirl!
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“State of terror”
A really good read didn't want to put it down what a great pairing between Hilary and Louise Penny. Would definitely recommend this book.
Such s good thriller. Such a good book. Can be read in one sitting. Superb. Exciting. Well paced. Nail biting. Awesome
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