Hillary Clinton is co-writing thriller that takes into account a post-Trump world

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Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks on stage during the Hulu Panel at Winter TCA 2020 at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California.

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Hillary Clinton tries her hand at writing fiction.

The fan of mysterious novels and former Secretary of State is teaming up with award-winning author Louise Penny to write her first fiction book “State of Terror”.

The novel centers on a novice Secretary of State working in the administration of a rival politician trying to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. The newly created president was inaugurated after “four years of American leadership that have strayed from the world stage,” a blunt kick to former President Donald Trump.

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“State of Terror,” which will be co-published by Clinton publisher Simon & Schuster and Penny’s St. Martin’s Press, is expected to hit bookstores on October 12.

Penny, whose previous work includes “The Cruelest Month” and “The Brutal Tale,” is a longtime friend of Clinton.

“When my friend Hillary and I were suggested to write a political thriller together, I couldn’t say yes quickly enough,” Penny said in a statement Tuesday.

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Clinton has already written a handful of non-fiction books, including his memoir “Living History”; “Hard Choices,” which covered his time working with President Barack Obama; and “What Happened,” which details his loss to Trump in the 2016 election.

Clinton’s transition to writing fiction comes as her husband, former President Bill Clinton, prepares to release his second collaboration with mystery writer James Patterson. The couple previously wrote the cyber-thriller “The President Is Away” and are expected to release a follow-up titled “The President’s Daughter” in June.

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Financial terms of the deal between Clinton and Penny were not disclosed.

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