Devil May Care

Publisher: Seal Books
Bond is back with a license to thrill. Forty-three years ago, Ian Fleming wrote his last great 007 adventure. Now, in Devil May Care, the world's most iconic spy returns in a Cold War story spanning the world's exotic locations. By invitation of the Fleming estate to mark the centenary of his birth, acclaimed novelist Sebastian Faulks picks up where Fleming left off, writing a tour de force that will electrify every James Bond fan. A fitting tribute to the Bond tradition, Devil May Care stands on its own as a triumph of witty prose and plenty of double-0 action.

"In his house in Jamaica, Ian Fleming used to write a thousand words in the morning, then go snorkeling, have a cocktail, lunch on the terrace, more diving, another thousand words in the late afternoon, then more martinis and glamorous women. In my house in London, I followed this routine exactly, apart from the cocktails, the lunch, and the snorkeling."
—Sebastian Faulks


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1. THE WATCHER WATCHED


It was a wet evening in Paris. On the slate roofs of the big boulevards and on the small mansards of the Latin quarter, the rain kept up a ceaseless patter. Outside the Crillon and the George V, the doormen were whistling taxis out of the darkness, then running with umbrellas to...
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PRAISE FOR

“A near-effortless read, and considerable fun.”
Entertainment Weekly

“Vintage Bond, in a very real sense. . . . A ripping yarn.”
The Times (UK)

“An almost faultless replica of Fleming’s Bond. . . . With an unnervingly accurate ear for Fleming’s bracing dialogue and taut, energetic prose, Faulks has given Bond fans a hugely enjoyable entertainment, expertly paced and cleverly imagined. . . . First class.”
The Spectator (UK)

“A smart and enjoyable act of literary resurrection.”
The Guardian

“Faulks has done . . . an absolutely sterling job. . . . The pages turn over increasingly quickly. He evokes scenes with deft skill: recreates a time and a world with great brio, and manages it with the block script of Fleming’s journalistic nature.”
The Observer (UK)

“Superbly crafted. . . . The depth of Faulks’s research is staggering and relentlessly played back as the precisely judged chapters ease you along.”
Sunday Express (UK)

"He has an ability to write convincingly in whichever period or genre he chooses. . .Sebastian couldn't have written a better book to celebrate Ian's 100th birthday."
—Corinne Turner, managing director of Ian Fleming Publications Limited


From the Hardcover edition.