Bond is back in this electrifying new novel of intrigue and suspense. A masterful continuation of the James Bond legacy, Devil May Care picks up right where Ian Fleming left off—at the height of the Cold War, with a story of almost unbearable tension. An Algerian drug runner is brutally executed on the desolate outskirts of Paris and Bond is assigned a new task; to shadow the mysterious Dr. Julius Gorner, a power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate. Gorner has lately taken a disquieting interest in opiate derivatives, both legal and illegal. After finding a willing accomplice in the shape of a glamorous Parisian named Scarlett Papava, Bond must stop a chain of events that could lead to global catastrophe. Charged with adrenaline, deception, and Bond's signature wit, Faulks brings us this exhilarating new chapter in the life of the world's most iconic spy.
About the Author
Sebastian Faulks is the author of seven previous novels, including Birdsong (1993), The Girl at the Lion d'Or (1989), Charlotte Gray (1998), On Green Dolphin Street (2001) and Human Traces (2005). He is also the author of a biographical study, The Fatal Englishman (1996).
"From the Hardcover edition."
Ian Fleming is the world-famous novelist and creator of James Bond.
James Lawrence began his writing career scripting training films for the US Armed Forces, and moved on to write features including "Buck Rogers" and "Joe Palooka,"
John McLusky was originally a Second World War artist for Bomber Command. As well as the "Bond" adaptations, McClusky also drew comic strips for various publications, featuring the likes of "Laurel & Hardy "and" Pink Panther."
“Keep[s] the action coming fast and furious.... Devoted to full-throttle pursuit.”
—The New York Times
“A satisfying thriller. . . . A fond and at times funny homage to all the other books in the series.”
—The New York Times
“Superb. . . . Clever, quickly paced and pedal-to-the-metal entertainment.”
“Superior.... The book races along. Unlike many modern novels, it gets better and better.”
“Well-written [and] entertaining.... The tension ratchets up.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Goes down as easily as one of 007’s bon mots.”
—The Christian Science Monitor
“So satisfying was Sebastian Faulks’s new James Bond novel that I felt obliged to celebrate by making myself a vodka martini, very dry, shaken, not stirred.”
—Fritz Lanham, Houston Chronicle
“Faulks is a graceful writer with a bracing cold streak and a sharp eye for period detail.”
“Has admirable style and verve, in large part because Faulks approaches the material with respect, never winking at the reader.”
—The South Florida Sun-Sentinel