“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. James Bond as you’ve never sen him before in the smashing new thriller and #1 international bestseller from Jeffrey Deaver. A Night Action alert calls James. In “Carte Blanche,” Jeffery Deaver brings James Bond back to life, again.

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When I have recommended Fleming’s Bond books to people in the past I’ve told them that, while they are completely formulaic and a product of their time, they transcend the limits of formula thrillers and the constraints of outdated ideology through a careful literary feel for when to bypass the formula and a studied political ear for when to cut against then-popular group-think.

The first few chapters are a bit stilted and tentative, but once Deaver settles in, the book begins to flow into a great globe-trotting thriller that keeps to the spirit of the original Ian Fleming character, and features guest spots by M, Q, Miss Moneypenny and Felix Leiter.

Set in mid, the story takes place over the course of a week.

Carte Blanche, the new James Bond novel by Jeffrey Deaver, review – Telegraph

See full terms and conditions and this month’s choices. So for that I took off another star. He doesn’t always charm the girls, and he employs a largely defensive form of fighting.


The characters are uniformly good, with the villains being standouts. Bond mot in order: He’s a cold fish playing at rich boy games. The second problem I had was the extremely stilted dialogue between Bond and every attractive female character in the book. The narrative twists are many and suitably surprising. Moreover his high-tech gear is up-to-date: To protect the Realm, by any means necessary. After 28 suspense novels, there is no doubt that Deaver knows his way around a thriller plot, and Bond fans should be satisfied with the rollicking pace of ‘s new adventure, which barely gives our hero time to sit down for a martini or glance at his Rolex Oyster Perpetual before the plot twists and lurches off on another page-turning race against the clock.

Bond getting involved in nefarious doings about feeding the starving. Hydt leaves Dubai for Cape Townwith Bond following closely.

Jul 05, Conan rated it really liked it. His unsuccessful action in Serbia seems to have a bigger impact than anyone suspected.

This book held my attention raptly and I was sorry when it was done – always leave them wanting more, right Deaver? He lives in North Carolina. Ian Fleming and Jeffrey Deaver have two remarkably different styles.

Carte Blanche

The next thing I was looking for in Deaver was how English the story was? Forever and a Day: None of the novels in this series can hardly be called literary masterpieces but they have achieved cult status over the years. Jeffery Deaver accomplished something beyond the capacities that I expect from contemporary writers: Deaver shows himself impressively adept at incorporating modern digital gadgets and tools with just enough detail to work these devices into the fabric of the story.


This is where Deaver can, in my opinion, put his likes and expertise on to Bond. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper—plans for a devastating attack: He gets sexually excited at the thought of dead bodies.

Deaver’s works, and I was glad I had done so. Loading comments… Trouble loading?

Jeffery Deaver has been selected to pen the newest installment of the Bond series, an adrenaline-fueled thriller set in blanfhe present day, with a thirty-year-old James Bond going head-to-head against perhaps the most compelling and horrific villains in modern thriller fiction. The midpoint is where you can feel Deaver relax.

We are gathered here together to witness the joyous union between the James Bond literary franchise, and the successfully established thriller novelist Blancche Deaver. Topics Thrillers The Observer. It’s a pity there wasn’t any more in this timeline. Free eBook offer available to NEW subscribers only.