CNN anchor Jake Tapper will publish his debut novel with Little, Brown.
Titled The Hellfire Club, the book is a thriller set in 1954 Washington, D.C., which, the release explains, follows “Charlie Marder … a newly appointed young New York congressman navigating the dangerous waters of the era and the capital with his wife, Margaret, a zoologist with ambitions of her own.” The summary continues: “Amid the swirl of glamorous and powerful political leaders and deal makers, a mysterious fatal car accident thrusts Charlie and Margaret into an underworld of secret deals, secret societies, and a plot that could change the course of history.”
“Being able to combine Washington intrigue with this fascinating time period and the larger-than-life characters who come with it — the Kennedys, McCarthy, Nixon, Ike — has been a thrill,” Tapper said in a statement. “I hope readers agree.”
The Hellfire Club is slated to arrive in summer 2018.