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Paperback 512 Pages / Published: 24/05/2012
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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.

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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781444716450
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 346 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 34 mm


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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 *

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“Good attempt...”

I felt that this book is really good at getting back to how Bond is meant to be (like driving a Bentley for example :L) . For the past few years there have been many attempts at changing the story but Jeffery Deaver... More

Hardback edition
21st July 2011
Helpful? Upvote 51

“Does Ian Fleming proud”

A new James Bond tale from an American crime writer.Starts with a train derailment in Serbia by an Irishman Niall Dunne.The action moves to South Africa via UK where a waste entreprenuer is not what he seems.007 tries... More

Paperback edition
3rd October 2012
Helpful? Upvote 18

“007 returns re-booted”

So Jeffrey Deaver becomes the sixth author to tackle James Bond, and the second American to mess with a British icon.

So how does he do? Well irritatingly at first as he tries a little too hard, every product is... More

Hardback edition
29th May 2011
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