Former FBI Director James Comey is in a career both new and familiar: crime fiction.
Comey has a deal to write two novels for The Mysterious Press, an imprint of Penzler Publishers. The first is called “Central Park West” and features an assistant federal prosecutor investigating mob links to the murder of a local politician. The book is scheduled for next spring.
“I am excited to take readers into fascinating worlds that I have come to know during my time in government and the private sector,” Comey, who served as an assistant US attorney from 1996 to 2001, said in a statement. “These stories are fiction, but, inspired by real work I’ve done, they will offer a rarely seen glimpse of interesting people and institutions”.
Comey is best known for his brief time as director of the FBI, from 2013 to 2017, which ended when he was fired by President Donald Trump amid the bureau’s investigation into allegations of links between Russian officials and the Trump presidential campaign. . Comey wrote about his career in the best-selling memoir “A Higher Loyalty.”
“When our nation’s leaders, the president or his representatives, attack justice institutions, the rest of us must not only pay attention, we must speak up,” Comey told CBS News after that book was published in 2018. .