In the summer of 2006, Sebastian Faulks was approached by the family of the late Ian Fleming and asked if he would write a one-off James Bond novel to mark the centenary of Fleming’s birth.
The book, entitled Devil May Care, was published on 28th May, 2008 and went straight to number one in the UK bestseller lists. It spent a total of 12 weeks in the top ten, including five consecutive weeks at number one. It also entered the US top ten after four days on sale.
It is the fastest selling hardback in Penguin’s history.
Bond is back. With a vengeance.
M has summoned agent 007. It's the swinging Sixties and a flood of narcotics is pouring into Britain. Sinister industrialist Dr Julius Gorner is identified as the source and James Bond is dispatched to investigate.
The trail takes Bond to Paris and then Persia - where the beautiful and enigmatic twins Scarlett and Poppy lead him to Gorner's secret desert headquarters. Here, Bond uncovers Gorner's cold-blooded plans for world domination.
Only by playing Gorner's twisted game can Bond stop him . . .
Sebastian Charles Faulks CBE FRSL (born 20 April 1953) is a British novelist, journalist and broadcaster. He is best known for his historical novels set in France - The Girl at the Lion d'Or, Birdsong and Charlotte Gray.
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Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 - 12 August 1964) was a British writer, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels.