Hillary Clinton is writing her first novel — and the hero and the villain are predictable.
The fiction: The protagonist of “State of Terror” — which Clinton is co-authoring with her friend, novelist Louise Penny — is a “novice” female secretary of state who has joined the administration of her rival, according to the publishers.
- After four years of “American leadership that shrank from the world stage,” the intrepid politico must step up to save the “global order” from a terrorist conspiracy, Axios first reported on Tuesday, citing the synopsis by Simon & Schuster, and Penny’s, St. Martin’s Press.
- “Writing a thriller with Louise is a dream come true,” Clinton said in a news release.
The reality: Like her main character, Clinton served as secretary of state under a former political opponent, former President Barack Obama, who defeated her in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary.
- Clinton lost the 2016 election to former President Donald Trump before becoming a vocal critic of his presidency and particularly his “America first” foreign policy.
- But when it comes to fighting terrorism, Clinton is best known for an admitted failure: security lapses that enabled the 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
“State of Terror” comes out Oct. 12; financial terms were not disclosed.