Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks
(James Bond)

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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.


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About Sebastian Faulks

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Sebastian Faulks's seven previous novels include the international bestseller Birdsong (1993), Charlotte Gray (2000), and most recently Engelby (2007). He lives in London, is married and has two sons and a daughter.From the Hardcover edition.
 
Published May 28, 2008 by Vintage. 402 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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On the 100th anniversary of the birth of Ian Fleming, the novelist Sebastian Faulks adds another ersatz James Bond title to the shaky bibliography compiled after Fleming’s death.

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The Guardian

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Faulks's 007 hits all the right buttons, free-falls from a burning VC10 into Russia with his new, fit bird, but it's not the same.

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The Guardian

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Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Sebastian Faulks picks up where Ian Fleming left off.

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Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks writing as Ian Fleming Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop Asking Sebastian Faulks to write the new Bo...

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The Guardian

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Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks (writing as Ian Fleming) Penguin £18.99, pp295 Just as every small boy once wanted to be Bond, every fortysomething novelist must, surely, want to have been asked to create him.

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The Guardian

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"Bond and Scarlett went into a spacious air-conditioned room that was painted crimson: floor, ceiling, walls - there was nothing in the room that wasn't poppy-red.

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BC Books

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Bond gains another reason to investigate Gorner: Poppy, the twin sister of Scarlett Papava, is Gorner’s prisoner, and Scarlett implores Bond to help rescue her.

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Entertainment Weekly

Now, on the occasion of Fleming's 100th birthday, and in an even balder attempt to bring Bond back to his roots, Fleming's estate has commissioned Devil May Care, a new 007 outing by literary novelist Sebastian Faulks ''writing as Ian Fleming.'' Devil, then, is meant to feel like a book Flemi...

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The Independent

Ian Fleming, enfeebled by a lifetime's diet of vodka and cigarettes, died of a heart attack in 1964 at the age of 56 after playing a round of golf on the Kent coast.

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Review (Barnes & Noble)

(That "comma of black hair," of course, is the Master?s own touch, repeated so often in the Bond novels that it acquires the intensity of a Homeric epithet.) As Kingsley Amis, who wrote his own Bond novel under the name Robert Markham, observed, Bond is "a depressive and a solitary."

Jun 13 2008 | Read Full Review of Devil May Care (James Bond)

Blogger News Network

If you’re interested in Bond — Classic Bond or otherwise — this book is for you.

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Bookmarks Magazine

Fritz Lanham New York Times 2.5 of 5 Stars "… a serviceable madeleine for Bond nostalgists and a decent replica of past Bond escapades.

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Spectator Book Club

‘I do inner lives, not underwater explosions.’ However, careful study of the Bond backlist, doubtless combined with a whopping cheque from Ian Fleming Publications, convinced the author of Birdsong that he would be wise to follow in the footsteps of another literary giant, Kingsley Amis, who had ...

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