Cover artwork for the fourth
novel in the Young James Bond series by author Charlie
revealed, plus more details on its release in September
Young Bond - Hurricane Gold Preview
24th April 2007
revealed earlier this week that the title
of the fourth novel
Young James Bond series by author
Higson was Hurricane
Gold. Today, Puffin and Ian Fleming Publications
confirmed that title officially and
that the book will be published on 6th September 2007.
For the first time in the history of the series,
Hurricane Gold will be published initially in hardback, priced £12.99.
The eagerly awaited next installment will be a special treat
for Young Bond fans. In keeping with the theme of the title,
have a gold cover with luxury debossed lettering and gilt-edged
Above: Author Charlie Higson holding a copy of the forthcoming
adventure "Hurricane Gold"
Hurricane Gold, the fourth adventure in a planned
series of five, is set in Mexico and on an island off the Mexican
coast. A safe haven for criminals, the only way off the island
is through the deadly Avenida de la Muerte. It is on this island
that James finds himself trapped, among some of the world's
most evil criminals.
"James Bond is
staring death in the face. And he isn't about to blink."
The Young Bond books have to date sold over half a million copies combined.
The series was launched with SilverFin in
March 2005 and was followed by Blood
Fever in January 2006 and Double
Or Die, published in January this year. Hurricane Gold will be published
in the UK as a hardback by Puffin Books, which marks another departure as the
previous three installments which were first released in the UK as paperbacks.
Higson confirmed to MI6 earlier this year that he
had completed work on the fourth novel Hurricane Gold
by the end of 2006. When asked whether he would continue
the pattern of following Fleming's templates by echoing
some elements of the fourth 007 novel "Diamonds
Are Forever", Higson said "there are some
similarities, it is set in the Americas, there are gangsters
in it but there is no cowboy train!" Higson continued, "after
book three being set in London I wanted very much to
send Bond somewhere exotic and hot. It is largely set
in Mexico and the Caribbean and the plot does involve
Now that the Book 4 timetable has been stepped
up, readers may expect the fifth and final entry in the series
to be released later in 2008 to coincide with the Ian Fleming
Stay tuned to MI6 for the latest news on
Young Bond developments.