Carte Blanche (James Bond, #37)
'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... show more
'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.
Publish date: May 26th 2011
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
James Bond finds a relaunch in Carte Blanche. This is not your father’s James Bond. This version uses spy cell phone apps and made his bones in military intelligence in Afghanistan. Early in Bond’s career, he is working in a special branch of Britain’s national security where he is given carte blanc...
It gets off to a great start and might even make you believe that literary Bond has been properly rebooted like the films. Unfortunately, it's too long by seriously half and tries to do too much. Fleming's novels were as smooth as a well-mixed Vesper martini - and this novel has significantly more...
I guess I should start this review with a few confessions. First of all, I think it's about 30 years since I last read a James Bond novel. And secondly, it has been years since I watched a James Bond movie too.I am however a great fan of Jeffrey Deaver's books and haven't missed a new release in yea...
Carte Blanche is the first James Bond novel I read. I know some of the Bond movies and I think in average they are good entertainment but nothing outstanding. So as a Deaver fan, I came to reading a Bond novel without too much knowledge about the character’s details and history.Deaver managed to del...