NEW YORK – After co-writing the best-selling grownup novel of 2018, Invoice Clinton and James Patterson have teamed up for an additional political thriller.
“The President’s Daughter” shall be launched in June 2021, the guide’s publishers introduced Thursday. As with the million-selling “The President Is Lacking,” the brand new novel shall be a uncommon joint launch by rival firms: Alfred A. Knopf, which has launched Clinton’s “My Life” amongst different works, and Little, Brown and Firm, Patterson’s longtime writer.
“I by no means imagined I’d be writing a guide with a grasp storyteller like Jim, a lot much less two,” Clinton mentioned in a press release. “I used to be grateful for the success of the primary guide, and I imagine readers will take pleasure in studying ‘The President’s Daughter’ as a lot as I’m having fun with engaged on it.”
Added Patterson, one of many world’s best-selling and most prolific authors: “Working with President Clinton has been a spotlight of my profession, and I’m thrilled to have the prospect to put in writing with him once more.”
Clinton and Patterson will give interviews for the guide, though particular plans are undetermined, partly due to uncertainty concerning the endurance of the coronavirus pandemic. “The President’s Daughter” is just not a sequel to “The President Is Lacking,” however a stand-alone novel with new characters, albeit one with a well-recognized occupation.
“It follows a former president of america, now relocated to rural New Hampshire, whose daughter is kidnapped,” the publishers introduced. “Like their earlier guide, the story shall be instructed with Patterson’s signature suspense and shall be knowledgeable by particulars that solely a president can know.”
In line with an excerpt from the novel being launched subsequent week together with a paperback version of “The President Is Lacking,” a motivation for the abductors is retaliation for U.S. drone strikes abroad towards suspected foes. Drones have lengthy been used for surveillance, however armed drones date again to the administration of Clinton’s successor, George W. Bush, and have been expanded considerably below President Barack Obama.
“For years,” one of many kidnappers thinks, “the West has used these drones to rain down hell hearth upon his mates, his fighters, and, sure, his household and different households. Fats and comfy males (and girls!) sipping their sugary drinks in snug chairs in security, killing from hundreds of kilometers away, seeing the silent explosions however not as soon as listening to them, or listening to the shrieking and crying of the wounded and dying, after which driving residence and not using a care on the planet.”
The primary guide by Clinton and Patterson offered greater than three million copies at the same time as Clinton initially confronted renewed questions within the #MeToo period over his affair with White Home intern Monica Lewinsky. “The President Is Lacking” targeted on a probably devastating cyber assault, but additionally briefly referred to impeachment proceedings, a reminder of Clinton’s being impeached in 1998 after his relationship with Lewinsky was revealed.
The plot for “The President’s Daughter” would appear uncomfortable for Clinton, who has a daughter, Chelsea. “This novel is totally and totally fiction,” says Washington, D.C. legal professional Robert Barnett, who handles guide offers for Clinton and Patterson.
“The President’s Daughter” is a reunion for the authors and for the guide’s editors: Michael Pietsch, the CEO of Little, Brown guardian firm Hachette E book Group, and Knopf writer and govt vp Reagan Arthur, the previous writer of Little, Brown. In January, Arthur joined Knopf after the demise of its longtime chairman, Sonny Mehta, who labored with Pietsch on “The President Is Lacking.”
Monetary phrases for “The President’s Daughter” weren’t disclosed. Clinton and Patterson have been represented by Barnett and Deneen Howell of Williams & Connolly. The preliminary pairing of Clinton and Patterson was prompt by Barnett, in response to the 2 authors, every of whom expressed shock the opposite wished to work with him.
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