Bill Clinton’s next collaboration could be his ‘Number One-iest’ ever

Bill Clinton’s next collaboration could be his ‘Number One-iest’ ever
Granted, Clinton probably wasn't picked in a co-author competition. (Images: Left, screen cap of James Patterson website. Right: Shutterstock)

[Ed. – What could go wrong?  Not much, if Clinton lets James Patterson do all the novel-writing.]

Neither Bill Clinton nor James Patterson has ever tried something like this before.

The former president and the best-selling novelist are collaborating on a thriller, “The President is Missing,” to come out June 2018 as an unusual joint release from rival publishers — Alfred A. Knopf and Little, Brown and Co. In a statement Monday provided to The Associated Press, the publishers called the book “a unique amalgam of intrigue, suspense and behind-the-scenes global drama from the highest corridors of power. It will be informed by details that only a president can know.”

Knopf has long been Clinton’s publisher, and Patterson has been with Little, Brown for decades. “The President is Missing” is the first work of fiction by Clinton, whose best-known book is the million-selling “My Life.” For Patterson, it’s the chance to team up with a friend who knows as well as anyone about life in the White House.

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