CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who has to separate fact from the fiction coming out of the White House, has written his first novel.
Tapper’s thriller, set to release next summer, is titled The Hellfire Club.
Publisher Little, Brown says it tells the story of:
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. 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.
The novel, set in 1954 Washington D. C., will feature such figures as President Dwight Eisenhower, Sen. Joe McCarthy and then-Vice President Richard Nixon.
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’s previous books include the nonfiction works “The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor” and “Down & Dirty: The Plot to Steal the Presidency.”