Thursday, June 2, 2011

Heard about a Book...

There is a new authorized James Bond novel, Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver, a continuation of the most famous secret agent in the world created by Ian Fleming.

From the author's website:

"The face of war is changing. The other side doesn't play by the rules much anymore. There's thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of rules too..."

James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan War, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6 and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: To protect the Realm, by any means necessary.

A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.

And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche.