By Jeffery Deaver
James Bond returns in a contemporary new thriller by Number One bestselling author Jeffery Deaver
The face of war is changing. The other side doesn't play by the rules much any more. There's thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of rules too . . .'
Fresh from Afghanistan, James Bond has been recruited to a new agency. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of Five, Six and the MoD, its very existence deniable. Its aim: to protect the Realm, by any means necessary.
The Night Action alert calls Bond from dinner with a beautiful woman. GCHQ has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week: casualties estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.
And 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfil his mission.
Jeffery Deaver is the author of 2 short story collections and 29 suspense novels. He is best known for his No. 1 bestselling Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include The Bone Collector, made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Among other awards, he won the Novel of the Year in the International Thriller Awards 2009 for The Bodies Left Behind, the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.
Visit his website, www.jefferydeaver.com, Facebook page, www.facebook.com/JefferyDeaver, and follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/JefferyDeaver.
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- Publication date:
26 May 2011
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Hodder & Stoughton
'CARTE BLANCHE promises to be fast-paced, packed with twists and turns as torturous as any Bond car chase.' — The Times
Praise for Jeffery Deaver — :
The most creative, skilled and intriguing thriller writer in the world — Daily Telegraph
'The art of writing blockbuster thrillers is not easily mastered but Deaver has it at his fingertips.' — Daily Express
The best psychological thriller writer around — The Times
The master of ticking-bomb suspense — People magazine
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