Spy novel gets thumbs up from Bill Clinton

Fromer President Bill Clinton, seen boarding Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Feb. 3, 1998, will be 65 on Aug. 19. Pictures: President Bill Clinton
Former President Bill Clinton is seen while boarding Air Force One at at Andrews Air Force Base, Feb. 3, 1998. (PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

(CBS/AP) - Novelist Thomas Caplan's forthcoming book has earned some presidential praise.

Former President and million-selling memoirist Bill Clinton has written a preface for Caplan's "The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen," in which he praised the novel as a "stylish, involving, utterly contemporary puzzle."

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The book is a thriller about a movie star and former intelligence officer named Ty Hunger and his race to keep nuclear warheads out of the wrong hands.

Viking, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), announced Tuesday that the book will be published in early 2012.