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James Patterson and Bill Clinton writing a book called 'The President Is Missing,' and Twitter freaked out

Posted May 11

Political thriller novelists, eat your heart out.

Bill Clinton and James Patterson are collaborating on a thriller called “The President Is Missing.”

In a statement, the publisher, Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co., said the book will feature inside information that only a president could know, according to USA Today.

"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," Clinton said in a statement. "And working with Jim has been terrific. I've been a fan of his for a very long time."

The book will be released in June 2018. This will be Clinton’s first fiction novel.

Patterson said in a statement he was proud to work alongside the former president, USA Today reported.

"Working with President Clinton has been the highlight of my career, and having access to his firsthand experience has uniquely informed the writing of this novel," Patterson said in a statement. "I'm a storyteller, and President Clinton's insight has allowed us to tell a really interesting one. It's a rare combination — readers will be drawn to the suspense, of course, but they'll also be given an inside look into what it's like to be president."

Photos of the cover also leaked online.

And so, too, did a slew of jokes.

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