Fans of James Bond will welcome the news that the title of the new James Bond novel known until now as “Project X” to be written by Jeffrey Deaver has finally been revealed today 17 January 2011. The title of the new James Bond novel is “Carte Blanche”. The title of the novel was made known at a launch event in Dubai where part of the novel is set.
The cover of the book was also revealed and it shows smoke rising on a white backdrop. Carte Blanche will be set in the present day, including an updated version of Fleming's favourite car, a Bentley Continental GT.
Regarding the book's title, Deaver added, "In the world of espionage, giving an agent carte blanche on a mission comes with an enormous amount of trust and constantly tests both personal and professional judgement. Part of the nonstop suspense in the novel is the looming question of what is acceptable in matters of national and international security. Are there lines that even James Bond should not cross?"
Carte Blanche will be released on 26 May 2011.
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