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Carte Blanche The New James Bond Novel by Jeffery Deaver
  

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James Bond returns in a contemporary new thriller by Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver. The only suspects are career killers with no care for civilian victims. Bond must find out who is paying them, what they plan, and stop them. And he has five days to do it...

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Synopsis

Carte Blanche The New James Bond Novel by Jeffery Deaver

Thousands will die. It is not known where, or how, or who is behind the threat. 007 is given carte blanche to do anything necessary to protect his country, but there is no blank slate when innocent lives are at stake.

Reviews

The most impressive feature of CARTE BLANCHE is the ingenuity of the breathless, blood-thirsty plot ... Kingsley Amis, John Gardner and Sebastian Faulks are among those who have tried to bring Bond back to life. Deaver, though, is in a class of his own: nobody's done it better.' Evening Standard

'Top US thriller writer Jeffery Deaver has brought Bond bang up to date ... CARTE BLANCHE has it all.' **** Sun

'Deaver's enthusiasm for Bond comes through on every page and puts the gift for plotting that has garnered him such massive popularity to superb use here. So CARTE BLANCHE is excellent fun, a great read and Jeffery Deaver has breathed new life into an old favourite.' Sunday Express

'I was agreeably surprised at how much I enjoyed CARTE BLANCHE, probably the best Bond continuation novel since Fleming's death nearly half a century ago. Deaver combines the best of Fleming's crisp, eclectic style without compromising his own ability to tell a cracking story.' Literary Review

'Brings 007 bang up to date ... It's also thrilling and genuinely surprising like most of thriller king Deaver's novels. If they turn this into the next 007 film (after the one that comes out in 2012), it'll be great.' **** Heat

'Deaver's immaculate sense of pace comes into its own. It's hard to imagine anyone not being impressed by this novel'
Independent on Sunday

'Deaver gets his cultural references pretty well spot-on, and the dialogue is impressively free of stray Americanisms Mail on Sunday Deaver writes crime fiction - thrillers you want to race through - and he's bloody good ... If he was real, 007 would be a Deaver fan' The Big Issue

'[Jeffery Deaver] would have done Fleming proud ... Deaver's customary storytelling expertise is handsomely on display' The Good Book Guide

'Wrestling with the contemporary issues of bureaucracy and privacy, CARTE BLANCHE brings Bond into the present day, and the result is a very enjoyable, action-laden thriller' Woman's Weekly

About the Author

Jeffery Deaver

Jeffery Deaver is the author of three collections of short stories and 32 suspense novels. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim.

A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for The Weekender from Twisted.

Jeffery Deaver lives in North Carolina and California.

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Publication date

31st January 2012

Author

Jeffery Deaver

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
512 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
James Bond
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Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9781444716450

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