John le Carre's mantle was taken up by...Hillary Clinton...slickly enjoyable...fascinating granular detail of how a US Secretary of State sets about tackling an international terrorist plot...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, ‰ÛÏState 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.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.[A] pulsating thriller.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.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 ‰ÛÒ and international ‰ÛÒ politics. So authentic it feels like eavesdropping.This is one of the paciest and most complex political thrillers I‰۪ve read in yearsThis fast-paced thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat!
suspenseful debut...a shrewdly written political thriller, jam-packed with insider expertise.Grips from the first pageThis brilliant read blew us awayState of Terror is a critically acclaimed, Sunday Times and number one New York Times Bestseller; it is an edge of your seat international political thriller by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Louise Penny .
A Sunday Times and New York Times Bestseller!
‰Û÷A rip-roaring, brilliant page-turner, but it‰۪s also timely, cheeky, important and wonderfully, courageously provocative. What great fun!‰۪ ‰ÛÒ James Patterson
‰Û÷Smart and fast and twisty, State of Terror is a dazzlingly unpredictable political thriller. I loved it‰۪ ‰ÛÒ Kathy Reichs
Take a ringside seat in the high-stakes world of international politics . . .
After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in. Secretary of State, Ellen Adams, is determined to do her duty for her country. But she is about to face a horrifying international threat . . .
A young foreign service officer has received a baffling text from an anonymous source. Too late, she realizes it was a hastily coded warning. Then a series of bus bombs devastate Europe, heralding the rise of a new rogue terrorist organization who will stop at nothing in their efforts to develop their own nuclear arsenal.
As Ellen unravels the damaging effects of the former presidency on international politics, she must also contemplate the unthinkable: that the last president of the United States was more than just an ineffectual leader. Was he also a traitor to his country?
State of Terror is a compelling and critically acclaimed international political thriller co-written by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.
Praise for State of Terror:
‰Û÷Clinton and Penny are each a force on their own - put together they are unstoppable‰۪ ‰ÛÒ Karin Slaughter
'This is as close as you‰۪ll get to being in the White House Situation Room with a secretary of state.' ‰ÛÒ The Times
'Fast-paced and packed with insider knowledge.' ‰ÛÒ Daily Mail
'The perfect political thriller . . . a glimpse into the world of our most powerful politicians.' - Ann Cleeves
Hillary Rodham Clinton is 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 advocating on behalf of children and families as an attorney, First Lady and US Senator. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and author of several books including State of Terror.
Louise Penny is an international award-winning and bestselling author whose books have hit number one on the New York Times, USA Today and Globe and Mail lists. Her Chief Inspector Armand Gamache novels, have been translated into thirty-one languages. In 2017, she received the Order of Canada for her contributions to Canadian culture. Louise Penny lives in a village south of Montr̩al.
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