Author Jeffery Deaver has revealed details about
his upcoming James Bond continuation novel 'Project
X', plus listen to radio interviews...
First Project X Intel
6th June 2010
The new James
Bond continuation author Jeffery Deaver lifted
the lid on some fresh details about his upcoming 007 novel, currently known
under the holding title 'Project X'. Fans have had many burning questions about
how Deaver will approach the canon, especially as he has been charged by Ian
Fleming Publications to bring the literary Bond up to date in a modern setting.
Stuart Basinger of
Shatterhand's Botanical Garden met with Deaver at a recent book signing
in Washington DC for his latest novel "The Burning Wire", and the
author divulged some fresh intel. You can watch
the video at Dr Shatterhand's website. Click the spoiler revealer below
the picture to access the latest intel on 'Project X'.
Above: Author Jeffery Deaver in London.
Bond will no longer smoke. He will be
30 years old. The novel will be set in the present day. Miss Moneypenny will
be in her mid-thirties. M will return to being a man. Bond's Scottish housekeeper
May will be replaced by an Indian or Pakistani maidservant. 21 year-old Mary
Goodnight will be Bond's secretary. The '00' section will be a shadowy assassin
branch of MI6.
Agents would be disavowed if they became compromised. Bond will be fighting
post 9/11 terrorism. Project X is
a series of novels by various authors.
here to discuss this on MI6 Forums
UK Radio Interviews
Following the announcement of Project X on May 28th, Jeffery Deaver appeared
on BBC Radio to spread the news of his assignment. Click the links
opposite to listen to two segments broadcast on BBC Radio.
"I was about 8 years old when I picked up my first James
Bond book. They had only been out for a few years then. Being a kid on
an allowance of $1 a week, I couldn't afford the hardcovers when they
came out, but my parents used to slip me some extra money so I could
Project X by Jeffery Deaver will be published on May 28, 2011 by Hodder & Stoughton
in the UK and by Simon & Schuster in the US.
About The Author
Jeffery Deaver is the author of a number of internationally bestselling crime
series. He is best known for his Kathryn Dance and Lincoln Rhyme books, most
notably The Bone Collector, which was adapted for film in 1999, starring
Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie. Deaver has also written two award-winning
short story collections, as well as stand-alone novels including Garden of
Beasts and The Bodies Left Behind, which was named Novel of the Year at the
International Thriller Writers’ Awards in 2009. Deaver was born near Chicago in 1950. Before becoming a full-time author in 1990, he was a journalist, like Fleming, and attorney. He started writing suspense novels on the long commute to and from his office on Wall Street. His books are now translated into 25 languages. Deaver lives in North Carolina. Deaver’s
latest Lincoln Rhyme thriller, The Burning Wire, will be published in the
US on June 1st and in the UK on July 22nd. A standalone thriller titled Edge
will follow in November 2010 in both the US and the UK.