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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,772 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffery Deaver Narrator: Toby Stephens Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date: June 2011 ISBN: 9781442340657
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Jeffery Deaver has been selected to pen the newest installment of the Bond series, an adrenaline-fueled thriller set in the present day.

“The face of war is changing. The other side doesn’t play by the rules much anymore. There’s thinking, in some circles, that we need to play by a different set of rules too…”

James Bond, in his early thirties and already a veteran of the Afghan War, has been recruited to a new organization. Conceived in the post-9/11 world, it operates independent of MI5, MI6 and the Ministry of Defense, its very existence deniable. Its aim: To protect the Realm, by any means necessary.

A Night Action alert calls James Bond away from dinner with a beautiful woman. Headquarters has decrypted an electronic whisper about an attack scheduled for later in the week. Casualties could be in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.

And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A magnificently manic, impeccably researched and at times gory plot, with Deaver’s trademark misdirection and twists flying.”

    Washington Post

  • “His creator may be long gone, but James Bond (with his gadgets, women, and suave lines) lives on in the skillful hands of a suspense superstar.”

    Newsweek

  • “Ian Fleming’s estate tapped American novelist Deaver to pen a new James Bond thriller, and the pairing is as smooth as vodka and vermouth. Yes, the villains are creepy and the women brainy and beautiful, but in a clever reboot, this 007 (who served in Afghanistan) comes armed with a tricked-out cell phone and an appealing sense of empathy.”

    Parade

  • “The James Bond franchise is thriving, and this terrific new pastiche will amply reward Bond fans and possibly bring new readers into the fold…Intricate and inventive, surprising and satisfying—a testament to Deaver’s skill as a storyteller.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 2/1/2014

    " A great combination--Jeffrey Deaver and James Bond. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tracy | 1/28/2014

    " Didn't think it was possible to make "Bond" boring - but Deaver has done it. Kind of a slog so far ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dennis | 1/13/2014

    " Bond is back, and modernized again, as the fifth author takes up the mantle of penning 007 novels. This is an author who I gather was established in his own right before taking up this task. I read this book sometime ago and I've dawdled at writing this blurb, had I been really excited by it, I would have gotten to it sooner. I expect that might say something about the book. There was some technology described in here that made me think. If you give your documents to a company to shred, how do you know they're not scanning them first before shredding? Not Fleming's Bond by any means, that "sexist, misogynist dinosaur" would never really play in this millennium, but it is more on par with the recent films featuring Daniel Craig. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 T English | 1/10/2014

    " A very fun reboot of the James Bond novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 1/7/2014

    " Always nice to read Bond--great reboot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth Northcutt | 12/26/2013

    " I really liked this re-imangination of James Bond. He's not the emotionally wounded warrior of recent movies but a really smart, one-step-ahead of the bad guys super hero. This book is a lot of fun and rings true as another great story in the life of Bond...James Bond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lincoln | 12/14/2013

    " Decent but forgettable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 12/5/2013

    " I love Bond and I love Deaver. Not much more I can say. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Doug Wareing | 6/25/2013

    " I'm a huge James Bond fan, which leaves me being pretty picky about the Bond novels. This one ROCKS. Great, modern adaptation of Bond. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Drewkosztyo | 6/10/2013

    " Bond is back -- a worthy adaptation, and comtemporization, of the Ian Flemming classics. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bluesman | 6/2/2013

    " This book was lacking...a more detailed review to come... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/28/2013

    " Reading this was just as much fun as watching a Bond movie! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 1/15/2013

    " Enjoyed this one. A bit strange to read about a James Bond character set in current times but I guess the movies have been doing this all the time. Bond is also a bit less sexist and his character a bit more human. Will probably be looking at more Deaver books in the future. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Khristian | 11/25/2012

    " Brings the Bond books into the new age of warfare!!!!!! Such a good book I read it in a few days. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sanjeev | 3/10/2012

    " Yes, this is not your typical Ian Fleming job. It is definitely more Lincoln Rhymes than James Bond. However, the story is good, the plot is taut and the characters are believable (in the context). Loved the way Deaver weaves a tale. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Richard Reid | 1/16/2012

    " Really had a hard time getting into James Bond again. Guess I just prefer Ian Flemming. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Zirilli | 12/15/2011

    " Not one of Deaver's best... but then again, this isn't Deaver's character. I congratulate him on writing a great Bond book... but I want Lincoln, Amelia, and Kathryn back! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Steve | 6/15/2011

    " This was a pretty good book.. It was a very quick read.. I remember when I heard that Deaver took over the writting; he did not disappoint.. It was the first Bond book I have enjoyed in a while.. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Iain | 6/9/2011

    " A good story, but it sometimes didn't gel with the Bond stories I have read, watched and enjoyed for years. "

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About the Author
Author Jeffery DeaverJeffery Deaver is the award-winning author of thirty-three internationally bestselling novels, including the 2011 James Bond novel Carte Blanche, and three collections of short stories. He is best known for his Lincoln Rhyme thrillers, which include the number one bestsellers The Vanished Man, The Twelfth Card and The Cold Moon, as well as The Bone Collector which was made into a feature film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. The first Kathryn Dance novel, The Sleeping Doll, was published in 2007 to enormous acclaim. A three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen Reader's Award for Best Short Story of the year, he has been nominated for an Anthony Award and six Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America. He won the WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award in 2001 and in 2004 won the Crime Writers' Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller with Garden of Beasts, and their Short Story Dagger for 'The Weekender' from Twisted.
About the Narrator

Toby Stephens’ theater credits include Coriolanus, Hamlet, Betrayal, A Doll’s House, and Danton’s Death. His TV appearances include The Camomile Lawn, Cambridge Spies, Jane Eyre, and Vexed. On film he played Gustav Graves in the James Bond movie Die Another Day, and his other credits include Twelfth Night, Onegin, Photographing Fairies, and All Things to All Men.