A new James Bond novel will be released worldwide on Wednesday, May 28 2008, in celebration of Ian Fleming’s 100th anniversary of his birth.
"Devil May Care" was penned by the award winning British novelist Sebastian Faulks at the request of the late author’s family.
According to its publisher, Bond’s 15th adventure in print is a return to the original Bond, after so many adaptations of the character on film.
And staying true to its fictional British super spy, the plot is being kept a closely guarded secret. All that is known is that the adventure, set in 1967 during the Cold War, takes Bond to
Much in the style of Daniel Craig's unveiling as the new 007 actor back in October 2005, the first copies of the book will be jetted down the Thames to a waiting press corps on board HMS Exeter at Tower Bridge at noon the day before the scheduled release of the book.
A convoy will then deliver a consignment of "Devil May Care" to Waterstones in Piccadilly, where doors will open at 8am on Wednesday to sell the first copies.
"Devil May Care" features all the glamour, thrills, and excitement that one would expect from any adventure involving Bond. "My novel is meant to stand in the line of Fleming's own books, where the story is everything," said Faulks, who wrote the book in six weeks.
The release of the novel is just one of the events that are being held to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Fleming’s birth.