A James Bond Novel
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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.
Carte Blanche New James Bond
Bit disappointing, like the idea of modernising Bond but the story was pretty weak and the what seemed to be no research in the back ground of the characters and scenario.
Whilst I found some aspects of the "new" James Bond believable, there is no way that his favorite spirit would be "American Bourbon." it would have to be a single malt!
James Bond would die before drinking Bourbon
I can see him with his trademark Martini, I can certainly see him with a single malt Scotch whisky, even with a grand Irish whisky - but Bond, being British (to his Union-Jack draped heart) would NEVER drink bourbon.
I'm normally a fan of Jeffrey Deaver's work - give me Lincoln and Amelia any day - but this is wholly disappointing.
You just can't fake British - no self-respecting Anglophile would dare try to Americanise Bond.