James Patterson, Bill Clinton to release second crime thriller novel
NEW YORK, USA – Former US president Bill Clinton will publish another crime novel, co-author James Patterson said Thursday, May 21, this time centered on the kidnapping of an American first daughter.
The two-term Democratic leader co-wrote the thriller entitled The President's Daughter with renowned author Patterson, the pair's second book following 2018's behind-the-scenes White House drama The President is Missing.
The duo's debut, centered on cyberattack dangers, sold more than 3 million copies.
"Working with @BillClinton has been a highlight of my career and I'm thrilled to have the chance to write with him again," tweeted the American bestselling writer Patterson in announcing the new release.
Working with @BillClinton has been a highlight of my career and I’m thrilled to have the chance to write with him again.— James Patterson (@JP_Books) May 21, 2020
I am pleased to announce our second novel, THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER, and we can’t wait to get it in reader’s hands!
PRE-ORDER TODAY! https://t.co/0tQsTuFqiK
According to a summary of the novel set for publication in the US June 2021, the plot centers on a former president who hopes to lay low after losing a second term, only to have an "imminent threat" to his daughter force him back into action.
The 73-year-old Clinton has written a number of books, including his post-presidential 2004 best-selling memoir My Life.
His own daughter Chelsea Clinton is also an author of several childrens books.
The prolific Patterson – famous for titles including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider – is the globe's top-earning author, with Forbes valuing him at $94 million. – Rappler.com