Bill Clinton, James Patterson To Release Second Crime Thriller

Bill Clinton, James Patterson To Release Second Crime Thriller

Former US president Bill Clinton will publish another crime novel, co-author James Patterson said Thursday, 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.

Bill Clinton, shown here in June 2018, signs copies of his first book co-written with James Patterson Bill Clinton, shown here in June 2018, signs copies of his first book co-written with James Patterson Photo: GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Slaven Vlasic


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.