Ian Fleming Publications has released the first official blurb for Steve Cole's debut Young Bond novel, and it looks like James Bond is (finally) headed to my home town!
BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGEND.
BEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MAN.
James Bond hits Hollywood . . .
Lights. Camera. Murder.
Young Bond is back – in his most action-packed, explosive adventure yet; something terrible is happening in Tinseltown . . .
Incredibly, this will be the first full James Bond adventure (book or film) to be set in Hollywood or even Southern California. Bond only briefly passed through Los Angeles in Ian Fleming's Diamonds Are Forever. The closest thing we've had to a James Bond Hollywood adventure was Raymond Benson's 1999 short story, Midsummer Night's Doom, which took place at the Playboy Mansion.
I'm pretty excited about this. Remember, this will be Hollywood of the 1930s, and that's a pretty colorful (and dangerous) time in LA.
Steve Cole's first Young Bond novel will be released in the UK by Random House Children's Publishers in Fall 2014. No word yet on a U.S. publisher or release date.