His name is Michael Caine, and he’s about to become a novelist.

The 90-year-old actor will release his debut thriller, Deadly Game, later this year, the Guardian reports. Hodder & Stoughton will publish the novel in the U.K.; an Amazon page for the book indicates that it will be released in the U.S. by Mobius, the press formerly known as Quercus.

The novel will follow Harry Taylor, an English police detective trying to track down someone who stole a box of radioactive material from a dump. Taylor and his associates zero in on two suspects, an art dealer and an oligarch.

A description on the Amazon page for the book calls it “a compelling, fast-paced novel of international intrigue and twisting suspense from a legendary actor and British icon, who now proves himself to be a first-rate thriller writer.”

Caine is one of the U.K.’s most recognizable actors. He is known for his roles in Alfie, Get Carter, and The Man Who Would Be King, and won Academy Awards for his performances in Hannah and Her Sisters and The Cider House Rules.

He is the author of three memoirs: What It’s All About?, The Elephant to Hollywood, and Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life.

The Guardian’s Xan Brooks interviewed Caine in 2021, when the actor told him, “Oh, I read books like wildfire. There’s an American author called Tom Clancy. He’s my favorite. Anything and everything by him. I’m an adventure man. I don’t do literature. I just do fun. Gangs, guns, and war, that sort of thing.”

Deadly Game is slated for publication in the U.K. on Nov. 23 and in the U.S. on Dec. 5.

Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.