Carte Blanche 007
By Jeffrey Deaver
Simon & Schuster, 2011. 414 pgs. Fiction
British intelligence picks up chatter that there is going to be an attack against the British with casualties in the thousands. Bond is called in and given carte blanche to squelch the plan, all with the signature Bond formula that we have grown to love- exotic locations, beautiful intelligent women, a villain we want to see to be taken down and few gadgets thrown in to help save the day.
I enjoy Deaver’s fresh updated take on the Bond character that still stays true to the classic. The story is tight, and the action keeps the pages turning. This book is a great stepping stone for those older teens that enjoy Charles Higson’s young James Bond series and are ready to read adult spy thrillers.