Tuesday, May 17, 2011

CARTE BLANCHE cover copy (officially) released

The cover copy for Jeffery Deaver's Carte Blanche has been released on Facebook. Of course, we got a peek at this last month via a leak on Amazon (it was later pulled), but for those who missed it, here it is again -- officially:

“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.

Carte Blanche by Jeffery Deaver will be published by Hodder & Stoughton in the UK on May 26, 2011 and by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. on June 14, 2011.

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