Former FBI Director James Comey is on his way to a new and famous career – crime fiction.
Comey has a deal to write two novels for The Mysterious Press, a publishing house from Penzler Publishers. The first is called “Central Park West” and features an assistant US attorney investigating ties between the mob and the murder of a local politician. The book is scheduled for release next spring.
“I am excited to take readers into the fascinating worlds I have come to know from my time in government and the private sector,” said Comey, who was an assistant US attorney from 1996 to 2001. “These stories are fiction, but, inspired by the real work I did, will offer a rarely seen look at interesting people and institutions.”
Comey is best known for his brief tenure as FBI director, from 2013 to 2017, which ended when he was fired by President Donald Trump amid the bureau’s investigation into allegations of ties 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 the institutions of justice, the rest of us not only need to pay attention, we need to speak up,” Comey told CBS News after the book was released in 2018.