Bill Clinton's upcoming novel gets TV deal

LOS ANGELES (dpa)- Former US president Bill Clinton's first novel, "The President is Missing," will be turned into a Showtime TV series, the premium cable network announced on Friday.
The upcoming novel by Clinton and best-selling US author James Patterson tells the story of a sitting US president who mysteriously disappears. It is set to come out in June and marks the first time an American president has ever co-authored a thriller, the statement said.

"I'm really enjoying writing this book and working with Jim,” said Clinton in the statement. "And I can’t wait to see Showtime bring the characters to life," he added.
"The White House is such an exciting world to explore and is made even more so with the unique insights of a former president," said Patterson in the statement.
There is no word yet on when the series will come out.
Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States, has written non-fiction books including "My Life," "Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy," and "Putting People First: How We Can All Change America." James Patterson, known for "Kiss the Girls," "Along Came a Spider" and "Alex Cross," has sold more than 380 million books worldwide.

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