May 8, 2017 12:24 PM EDT

Former President Bill Clinton and publishing superstar James Patterson are teaming up to write a novel.

Knopf and Little, Brown and Company jointly announced on Monday that The President Is Missing will combine Patterson’s knack for suspense with Clinton’s insider knowledge of the Oval Office. “Working on a book about a sitting President — drawing on what I know about the job, life in the White House, and the way Washington works — has been a lot of fun,” said Clinton in a statement. “And working with Jim has been terrific. I’ve been a fan of his for a very long time.”

The President Is Missing is slated for publication in June 2018.

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