Devil May Care

Devil May Care

Book - 2008
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Bond is back. With a vengeance. Devil May Careis a masterful continuation of the James Bond legacyan electrifying new chapter in the life of the most iconic spy of literature and film, written to celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming's birth on May 28, 1908. An Algerian drug runner is savagely executed in the desolate outskirts of Paris. This seemingly isolated event leads to the recall of Agent 007 from his sabbatical in Rome and his return to the world of intrigue and danger where he is most at home. The head of MI6, M, assigns him to shadow the mysterious Dr. Julius Gorner, a power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate, whose wealth is exceeded only by his greed. Gorner has lately taken a disquieting interest in opiate derivatives, both legal and illegal, and this urgently bears looking into. Bond finds a willing accomplice in the shape of a glamorous Parisian named Scarlett Papava. He will need her help in a life-and-death struggle with his most dangerous adversary yet, as a chain of events threaten to lead to global catastrophe. A British airliner goes missing over Iraq. The thunder of a coming war echoes in the Middle East. And a tide of lethal narcotics threatens to engulf a Great Britain in the throes of the social upheavals of the late sixties. Picking up where Fleming left off, Sebastian Faulks takes Bond back to the height of the Cold War in a story of almost unbearable pace and tension.Devil May Carenot only captures the very essence of Fleming's original novels but also shows Bond facing dangers with a powerful relevance to our own times.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Edition: First edition in the United States of America.
ISBN: 9780385524285
Branch Call Number: FAULKS S
Characteristics: 278 pages ; 25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Fleming, Ian 1908-1964.


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JeremiahSutherland Jul 26, 2014

Trying to hard to emulate the original Bond books. Overshoots the mark substantially.

Or maybe a character who's main motivation is smoking, drinking, chasing women and driving "selfish cars" isn't as interesting as he would have been 40 years ago.

hgeng63 Jan 04, 2013

Okay--entertaining. One detail though; I always thought blue & wh choc Baci were declasse?

Oct 08, 2008

I'm not familiar enough with Ian Flemming's work to know if this works with his style, but this is an enjoyable Bond. Lot of action and romance and not a lot of gimmicks.


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