Bill Clinton pens first thriller novel with James Patterson
Former-president Bill Clinton is writing a novel about the White House, publishers announced on Monday.
The President Is Missing is being written in collaboration with James Patterson, believed to be the world's best-selling living author.
The publishers say the book will be "informed by details that only a President can know".
The book, which is Mr Clinton's first novel, will be released by Alfred A Knopf and Hachette in June 2018.
"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 the former president.
"And working with Jim has been terrific. I've been a fan of his for a very long time," he added.
The details of the plot are not currently known, but the two men have announced plans to hold a national book tour to promote it.
Mr Patterson is considered to be the world's best-selling novelist in recent years, and has published more than 130 titles in his name.
Mr Clinton has written several books since leaving the presidency, but never a novel.
His other works include My Life, Giving, and Back to Work.