James Bond will soon be back, in bookstores, says The Associated Press. “Devil May Care,” a novel written by British author Sebastian Faulks and authorized by the estate of the late Ian Fleming, is due to come out in 2008, the centennial of Fleming’s birth.
According to the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group, “Devil May Care” is set during the Cold War and, like so many Bond adventures, moves about a variety of scenic locales.
“My novel is meant to stand in the line of Fleming’s own books, where the story is everything,” Faulks, whose books include “Birdsong,” “Charlotte Gray” and the upcoming “Engleby,” said in a statement issued Tuesday by Doubleday.
Fleming, who died in 1964, wrote such favorites as “Goldfinger,” “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love.” Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore and Daniel Craig are among those who have played the debonair secret agent on screen.
Film rights have not yet been sold, Doubleday said.