Carte Blanche (Hardcover)

The New James Bond Novel

By Jeffery Deaver

Simon & Schuster, 9781451620696, 432pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2011



“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 estimated in the thousands, British interests adversely affected.

And Agent 007 has been given carte blanche to do whatever it takes to fulfill his mission . . . 


The new thriller by Master of the Mind Game




as you’ve never seen him before.

Coverage from NPR