President Bill Clinton and global thriller master James Patterson

1. The President is Missing is the story of a sitting president who disappears during an international crisis. What follows is the most dangerous, dramatic three days in American history.

2. Written by President Bill Clinton and global thriller master James Patterson, The President is Missing is an incredibly unique writing collaboration. James Patterson has sold over 375 million books worldwide, whereas Clinton has written four non-fiction books. The President is Missing is his first novel (and the first time an American president has co-authored a thriller) – although he holds a healthy 2-0 lead over Patterson when it comes to victories in presidential elections.

3. Bill Clinton was able to draw on his experience to help shape the story. As Clinton says, ‘every once in a while, as we were writing or discussing a particular twist, I’d suggest something that Jim thought was a bit far-fetched. And I could see why he’d think so, but I’d tell him: “knowing what I know, Jim, this could actually happen.”

4. With hidden sub-basements and secret passages, the White House is the perfect setting for a thriller – and with details drawn from Bill Clinton’s knowledge of the iconic building, you will truly feel immersed.

5. Patterson describes the novel as ‘full of twists and turns – kind of like being President’. Clinton’s response? ‘Jim, you have no idea!’

6. The President is Missing will be adapted for television screens and is set to be a major television event. Get your fantasy cast at the ready.

The President is Missing is published on 4 June 2018.

  • The President is Missing

    Bill Clinton & James Patterson stand-alone thrillers

  • 'The dream team delivers big time ... Clinton's insider secrets and Patterson's storytelling genius make this the political thriller of the decade.' LEE CHILD
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    THE GLOBAL NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER

    The President is missing.

    The world is in shock.


    Terrorists are planning a devastating attack. And they have help from traitors inside the White House.

    The only thing standing in their way is a President determined to save his people.

    Even if it means putting himself in mortal danger . . .

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    INCLUDES AN EXTRACT FROM THE NEWBLOCKBUSTER, THE PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER - AVAILABLE NOW
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    'A bullet train of a thriller. The Day of the Jackal for the twenty-first century.' A.J. FINN, author of The Woman in the Window

    'This book moves like Air Force One. Big and fast.' MICHAEL CONNELLY, author of the Harry Bosch series

    'The President is Missing is a big, splashy juggernaut of a novel, combining thrills with a truly authentic look at the inner happenings in Washington. I read it in one gulp. You will too.' HARLAN COBEN, No. 1 bestselling author of Don't Let Go

    'Relentless in its plotting and honest in its examination of issues that strike close to our hearts.' JEFFERY DEAVER

    'A first-rate collaboration from a couple of real pros! Engrossing from page one.' DAVID BALDACCI

    'The book's biggest selling point is the guarantee of political authenticity . . . the outcome of a conversation between one writer with an unusual skill at thriller plotting and another with an exceptional grasp of global politics. The literary running mates have earned a second term.' GUARDIAN

    'A brilliant, tricksy first chapter . . . unmistakably shows that their partnership works.' SUNDAY TIMES

    'A high-octane collaboration . . . the addictive qualities are undeniable.' TELEGRAPH

    'Fast-paced and well-engineered.' FINANCIAL TIMES

    'Nobody will walk away from The President is Missing feeling disappointed if they are looking for a vigorous, fast-moving thriller that takes the reader into the corridors of power.' i NEWSPAPER

    'A high-tension thriller . . . Bill Clinton's insider perspective and James Patterson's pacy plotting combine to irresistibly page-turning effect.' MAIL

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