|26 May 2011|
|Bheka Jordaan, Ophelia "Philly" Maidenstone, Felicity Willing.|
|London, Serbia, Dubai and South Africa.|
James Bond, recently out of Afghanistan with the Royal Naval Reserve, is about to take on one of the most crucial missions of his career. His failure will result in the deaths of thousands across the globe and the triumph of a particularly nasty villain obsessed with the manifestations of waste and decay…
…and James Bond has preceisely one week to complete his mission.
Carte Blanche takes place in the present day, with twenty-first century technology put to its most imaginative and practical use by Bond, whose experience as a spy, a protector of the realm and a war veteran makes for an action-packed and thrilling novel. His recent recruitment to a new agency set up post 9/11, means he is now operating independently of MI5, MI6 and the MoD. In fact, even the very existence of his agency is deniable.
Bond’s mission begins in Serbia, when he thwarts the plans of a mysterious man attempting to de-rail a train cargo carrying highly toxic chemical waste into the Danube. Soon, his assignment takes him to Dubai and onto South Africa, where he encounters some very corrupt characters with detrimental plans for an ‘efficient’ ways to deal with the contemporary problem of waste.
Faced with such a momentous appointment, Bond must protect the realm by any means necessary, as whispers of an attack are decrypted, with casualties expected in their thousands.
And Agent 007 has been given Carte Blanche.
Click here to view Jeffery Deaver’s full biography.
Watch a video of the Carte Blanche launch event: