Titel: State of Terror
Autorinnen: Louise Penny, Hillary Rodham Clinton
Verlag: Simon & Schuster/St. Martin’s Press
Veröffentlichung: 12. Oktober 2021
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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.
Es ist zwar eigentlich nicht mein bevorzugtes Genre, aber dieser rasante, spannende Polit-Thriller ist voller aktueller Themen und es gibt eine Menge starker Frauen, die hier die Strippen ziehen oder die Welt retten.
Die Hauptfigur ist Ende 50, deshalb ist dies ein Beitrag zur #Ü45_Protagonistinnen Challenge.