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UK audio book edition of Jeffery Deaver's 007 novel Carte Blanche

By: FSWL team
Published:
2011-04-26
Carte blanche UK audiobook
Publication of the U.K. audio book of Carte Blanche, the 49th James Bond novel (Jeffery Deaver's first) from Ian Fleming Publications Ltd.

James Bond returns in a contemporary new thriller.

In the world of espionage, giving an agent carte blanche on a mission comes with an enormous amount of trust and constantly tests both personal and professional judgement. Part of the nonstop suspense in the novel is the looming question of what is acceptable in matters of national and international security. Are there lines that even James Bond should not cross?

"The novel will maintain the persona of James Bond as Fleming created him and the unique tone the author brought to his books, while incorporating my literary trademarks: detailed research, fast pacing and surprise twists."
-Jeffery Deaver

Carte Blanche takes place in the present day over a short period of time, and sees Bond visit three or four exotic locations around the globe, one of which is Dubai.

Audio book details::
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Retail price: £19.99
ISBN-10: 1444721062
ISBN-13: 978-1444721065

About the author:
Jeffery Deaver is the creator of Lincoln Rhyme, and the author of 26 internationally bestselling thrillers. He lives in North Carolina and California.

"When first approached by Ian Fleming's estate and the publishing company that oversees his work to ask if I'd be interested in writing the next book in the James Bond series, I can't describe the thrill I felt.

My history with Bond goes back fifty years. I was about eight or nine when I picked up my first Bond novel. I was a bit precocious when it came to reading, but I have my parents to thank for that. They had a rule that I was not allowed to watch certain movies, but I could read anything that I could get my hands on. This was ironic since, in the 1950s and early '60s, you'd never see sex or violence on the screen. So, I was allowed to read every Bond book my father brought home or that I could afford with my allowance.

I felt Fleming's influence early. My first narrative fiction, written when I was eleven, was based on Bond. It was about a spy who stole a top-secret airplane from the Russians. The agent was American but had a British connection, having been stationed, like my father, in East Anglia during WWII.

I can still recall the moment when I heard on the news that Fleming had died – I was in my mid-teens. It was as if I had lost a good friend or uncle. Nearly as troubling was the TV anchorman who reported that Bond, too, would die in the final pages of the last book, The Man with the Golden Gun. I was in agony until I could buy it the moment it was released. I read it in one sitting and learned the truth - at least I'd only have to mourn the loss of one of my heroes, not two.

I have won or been nominated for a number of awards for my thriller writing but the one that I'm the most proud of is the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, presented in conjunction with the UK's Crime Writers' Association, for my thriller Garden of Beasts. The award is in the shape of a commando knife that Fleming is said to have carried in his days working for the Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War. The imposing award sits in the middle of my mantelpiece at home.

I don't want to give much away about the new book yet, except to say that it takes place in the present day and that the story occurs over a short period of time and finds Bond in three or four exotic locations around the globe.

The novel will maintain the persona of James Bond as Fleming created him and the unique tone the author brought to his books, while incorporating my own literary trademarks: detailed research, fast pacing and surprise twists.

As far as any parallels between Bond's life and mine, there are a few, I'll admit. I enjoy fast cars – I've owned a Maserati and a Jaguar, and I now take my BMW M3 or Infiniti G37 to the track occasionally. I'm a downhill skier and scuba diver. I enjoy single-malt scotch and American bourbons—not vodka, though if I recall from my reading of the Bond books, the spy himself drank whisky considerably more often than his "shaken, not-stirred" martinis."

Comments from the press:
"CARTE BLANCHE promises to be fast-paced, packed with twists and turns as torturous as any Bond car chase." -The Times

"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

Other Jeffery Deaver novels featured on From Sweden with Love:
>The Twelfth Card (Swedish paperback, January 2007)
>The Cold Moon (Swedish hardcover, August 2007)
>The Cold Moon (Swedish paperback, June 2008)
>The Broken Window (Swedish hardcover, January 2010)
>The Burning Wire (UK hardcover, July 2010)
>Edge (UK hardcover, October 2010)
>The Broken Window (Swedish paperback, November 2010)
>Carte Blanche (UK hardcover, May 2011)
>Carte Blanche (US hardcover, June 2011)
>Carte Blanche (US audio book, June 2011)


Editor's note:
For other James Bond audiobooks presented on FSWL, click here.

Order the audio book version of Carte Blanche at a discounted price from Amazon UK:

www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/1444721062/fromswedenwit-20/

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