Though viewers will have to wait until January for The Blacklist to return, fans of the NBC drama can get their fix later this month when the show’s first novel is released — and EW has an exclusive excerpt.

While The Blacklist has already come to life in graphic novel form, The Blacklist: The Beekeeper No. 159 is the show’s first original novel and will be released on Nov. 29.

Based on the show, The Beekeeper finds Raymond Reddington bringing Elizabeth Keen a new Blacklister: the Bodysnatcher, an unnamed, unknown figure who has turned kidnapping into an art form. But when Lizzie and the team move to intercept the Bodysnatcher, Reddington reveals that he is not their real target. Their real target is much more sinister and it will take all their strength and dedication to resist him — and to discover what Reddington is really after.

“We are so excited to have Steven Piziks tackle our first novel,” executive producer John Eisendrath tells EW. “We’ve always thought The Blacklist would make a fantastic read and we’re so excited to build out the world of the show in this new format.”

Read an excerpt from The Beekeeper below:

Preorder The Blacklist: The Beekeeper No. 159 here.

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The Blacklist - Season 2
The Blacklist

James Spader is Raymond "Red" Reddington, a mastermind criminal who teams up with the FBI.

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