Commuters passing through London’s Waterloo Station on Monday 4th June may end up being late for work, when a different type of office catches their eye – The Oval Office. Taking inspiration from the plot of the book, and co-author Bill Clinton’s 1993 – 2001 presidential terms, the surprise pop-up at one of London’s busiest stations will mark the launch of The President Is Missing, the new novel written by former President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling thriller writer, James Patterson.
To mark the global release of the book, Penguin Random House will be unveiling The Oval Office at 8:30am, with the fully interactive set being accessible to the public until 8:30pm. Not only will thousands of commuters be able to sit behind a replica of the famous Resolute desk, a gift from Queen Victoria to President Rutherford B. Hayes, they may also find themselves sharing a moment in time with their very own (faux) President Trump.
The President Is Missing has already been signed by Showtime for a multi-part TV drama. The novel’s plot follows an American President whose sudden disappearance shocks the world, as the reason behind it is far worse than anyone could ever imagine…
With details only a President could know, paired with the genius of the thriller writer who has sold more than 375 million copies of his books, readers won’t be able to stop turning the pages of Clinton and Patterson’s book.
Former President Bill Clinton said: “James Patterson and I have come up with three of the most frightening days in the history of the presidency. And it could really happen.”
Susan Sandon, MD of Cornerstone, Penguin Random House, has said, “Re-creating The Oval Office for commuters at one of London’s busiest stations seemed a fun and fitting way to mark the global publication of Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s superb thriller, The President Is Missing.”
No mean feat, The Oval Office installation will take over five hours to build, with six workers constructing it through the night from 1am – 6am. The installation is a true-to-scale replica, measuring 3 x 3 x 2.5 metres.
The Oval Office will be at London’s Waterloo station on Monday 4th June between 8:30am and 8:30pm, with President Trump available between 9am and 11am.
THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING IS OUT IN HARDBACK, EBOOK AND AUDIO FROM MONDAY 4TH JUNE FROM CENTURY