Bill Clinton Spy Novel Preface Stirs Buzz

03/09/2011 11:57 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • AP/The Huffington Post

Bill Clinton has entered the spying game.

The former president, whose memoir sold millions of copies, has written a preface for his friend Thomas Caplan's "The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen." The book is a thriller about movie star and former intelligence officer Ty Hunter and his race to keep nuclear warheads out of the wrong hands.

The Daily Mail relays background on the novel's author:

Caplan, who lives in Maryland, is a founder of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and the author of two previous novels, Line of Chance and Parallelogram.

Clinton, who roomed with Caplan when both were at Georgetown University, praises the novel as a "stylish, involving, utterly contemporary puzzle." Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), announced Tuesday that the book comes out in early 2012.

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