State of Terror - Louise Penny & Hillary Clinton

State of Terror

By Louise Penny & Hillary Clinton

  • Release Date: 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 3
From 112 Ratings


Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more.

From the #1 bestselling authors Hillary Clinton and Louise Penny comes a novel of unsurpassed thrills and incomparable insider expertise—State of Terror.

After a tumultuous period in American politics, a new administration has just been sworn in, and to everyone’s surprise the president chooses a political enemy for the vital position of secretary of state.

There is no love lost between the president of the United States and Ellen Adams, his new secretary of state. But it’s a canny move on the part of the president. With this appointment, he silences one of his harshest critics, since taking the job means Adams must step down as head of her multinational media conglomerate.

As the new president addresses Congress for the first time, with Secretary Adams in attendance, Anahita Dahir, a young foreign service officer (FSO) on the Pakistan desk at the State Department, receives a baffling text from an anonymous source.

Too late, she realizes the message was a hastily coded warning.

What begins as a series of apparent terrorist attacks is revealed to be the beginning of an international chess game involving the volatile and Byzantine politics of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Iran; the race to develop nuclear weapons in the region; the Russian mob; a burgeoning rogue terrorist organization; and an American government set back on its heels in the international arena.

As the horrifying scale of the threat becomes clear, Secretary Adams and her team realize it has been carefully planned to take advantage of four years of an American government out of touch with international affairs, out of practice with diplomacy, and out of power in the places where it counts the most.

To defeat such an intricate, carefully constructed conspiracy, it will take the skills of a unique team: a passionate young FSO; a dedicated journalist; and a smart, determined, but as yet untested new secretary of state.

State of Terror is a unique and utterly compelling international thriller cowritten by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the 67th secretary of state, and Louise Penny, a multiple award-winning #1 New York Times bestselling novelist.


  • Trash - just like her

    By seagul007
    Anything for a buck
  • Clinton would know about state of terror

    By xSenorFrogx
    Clinton would know about terror. Benghazi, Seth rich, etc.
  • State of Terror

    By cant thi
    I’ll look for it in all the thrift stores, they always have a good supply of her books, most never cracked open. Can’t think of any other names, so just cancel.
  • Why waste your time?

    By Carlos R. Tapanes
    Elitism that look for opportunities for their own benefits.
  • Suspenseful and Intelligently Written

    By glassceiling
    Loved getting a behind the scene peek into the political machinations of an administration while being entertained by a plot filled with twists and intelligent writing. A plot that’s realistic enough to make it scarier than any horror story.
  • 👏👏👏

    By vikingdreamlass
    brilliant book! hoping these two continue to collaborate.
  • Fascinating Read

    By DonnaPablano
    Better than any emails anyway :)
  • President Hilary Clinton, my hero!

    By Shasta 1972
    What a shame her presidential election was stolen by a fat orange con man, totally incapable of running our democratic country. He lost the Senate, the House and the Presidency…he’s simply a loser! And he wants to come back as a dictator! NEVER!
  • Great book!

    By GreEEn frOg 55425
    I didn’t read it yet, but neither did the other jackass that had to get a dig in.