As a former US president he has a unique insight into life in the White House and the challenges that come with leading a country.
So it is perhaps unsurprising that Bill Clinton’s first foray into fiction writing, which is published today (Monday), centres around a US president dealing with the threat of an imminent attack on the United States.
The President is Missing, is the first time a former American president has co-authored a thriller.
Mr Clinton’s writing partner, the bestselling American thriller writer James Patterson, best-known for his Alex Cross series, has sold more than 375million books worldwide.
The novel, which is set over three days in real time, opens as America braces itself for an attack, the like of which it has never seen before. With rumours of cyberterror, spying and a traitor in the cabinet, the President, Jonathan Duncan, becomes a suspect and then goes