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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:
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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.”


  • “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.”


  • “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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by T English | 1/10/2014

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

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