As someone who loves Louise Penny’s Three Pines books, I couldn’t NOT read her new book, co-authored by Hillary Clinton. More of a political thriller than Penny’s standard mystery fare, State of Terror is an action-packed book that takes place over a period of just a few days. Spoiler—the main character is a female Secretary of State appointed by a newly-elected president whose candidacy she had fought against. Their term in office comes after an administration quite similar to, let’s just say, the one before President Biden. After a number of international terrorist attacks, everyone wonders will the U.S. be next? Is the inexperienced Secretary of State up for the job? Is there a traitor in the new administration? And I was wondering, will Chief Inspector Gamache make a cameo appearance?
I fully enjoyed this book. My advice: suspend your disbelief, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
—Cindy, Madison Books, Seattle, WA
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