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Bill Clinton And James Patterson Are Writing A Novel Together

Former president Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson are working on a suspense novel titled The President Is Missing that will be published June 2018.

Posted on May 8, 2017, at 12:53 p.m. ET

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Former president Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson are collaborating on a suspense novel titled The President Is Missing.

The book is being published jointly by Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Company.

Knopf & Little, Brown and Company

The President Is Missing will feature political intrigue and "behind-the-scenes global drama" informed by Clinton's experience in the White House.

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. โ€œWorking on a book about a sitting President โ€“ drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works โ€“ has been a lot of fun,โ€ said Clinton.

The book will give "an inside look into what itโ€™s like to be President,โ€ Patterson said.

โ€œWorking with President Clinton has been the highlight of my career, and having access to his first-hand experience has uniquely informed the writing of this novel,โ€ said Patterson. โ€œIโ€™m a story-teller, and President Clintonโ€™s insight has allowed us to tell a really interesting one. Itโ€™s a rare combination โ€“ readers will be drawn to the suspense, of course, but theyโ€™ll also be given an inside look into what itโ€™s like to be President.โ€

People on Twitter reacted to the collaboration with jokes:

The font size and line placement negotiations must have been epic

This sounds like an April Fools joke https://t.co/QwFjYubmrq

Industry buzz has it Bill Clinton & James Patterson are already at work on the sequel, THE PRESIDENT'S PANTS ARE MISSING.

Bill Clinton, James Patterson co-writing a thriller called The President is Missing. Sounds more like a feel-good novel.

The President Is Missing will be published in June 2018.

Guess we'll be waiting in ~suspense~ until then!

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