AP’s Hillel Italie reports that the much-delayed memoir by former CIA chief George Tenet finally, finally has a publication date of April 30. “It’s a confirmed date,” HarperCollins publicist Kate Pruss told The Associated Press. She declined to say whether the manuscript for AT THE CENTER OF THE STORM had been cleared by the CIA, a standard procedure for former officials that reportedly had held up publication, but said “April 30 is the date the book will be in stores.”
Those who have followed Tenet’s somewhat torturous publication path will remember that the book was initially bought by Crown in 2004, the deal cancelled in March 2005 and picked up by HarperCollins in January 2006. The book’s publication date was pushed back from last month.