After a turbulent period in American politics, a new administration is sworn in. The Secretary of State, Ellen Adams, is determined to work for her country. But it faces a terrifying international threat. A young employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs receives a confusing message from an unknown source. Too late she realizes it's a hastily coded warning. Then a series of bus explosions horrifies Europe, heralding the rise of a new terrorist organization, which will not be stopped by anything from developing its own nuclear arsenal. As Ellen becomes aware of the harmful effects of the previous administration on international relations, she is also forced to consider the unimaginable: Is it possible that the former president of the United States was not only an influential leader, but also a traitor to his country? Hillary Rodham Clinton, who ran against Donald Trump in the 2016 elections for the presidency of the United States, teams up here with Louise Penny, the famous suspense writer, in the political thriller that instantly became a global bestseller. Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first woman in the history of the United States to be nominated for the presidency by a leading party. She served as the 67th Secretary of State after nearly four decades in the public service. She is a wife, mother, grandmother and writer. This is her eighth digit. Louise Penny is an award-winning author whose books feature on bestseller lists in the United States and Canada. Armand Gamache's books that she wrote have been translated into 31 languages. In 2017 she was awarded the badge of honor of the 'Order of Canada' for her contribution to Canadian culture.