Bill Clinton is writing a suspense novel with James Patterson

Bill Clinton.
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James Patterson is the bestselling mystery writer behind the Alex Cross series. Bill Clinton is a former president of the United States. Together, they are the authors of a new political thriller.

Yes, really.

On Monday, Patterson and Clinton announced their collaboration on a novel titled — what else? — The President Is Missing. It will be published jointly in June 2018 by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Company.

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Here are some more details from the announcement:

The President Is Missing will offer readers a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense, and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by insider details that only a president can know. "Working on a book about a sitting president — drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works — has been a lot of fun," said Clinton. "And working with Jim has been terrific. I've been a fan of his for a very long time."

Read the full announcement here.

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