Which is your favorite of the Carte Blanche dust jackets?
I do like the Simon & Schuster cover with the large 007 on the front, which is the jacket from the American edition of the book. The UK edition is also great, just a bit more subtle.
Which is your favorite Ian Fleming Bond novel?
Love them all, but a big fan of From Russia, With Love.
What is your favorite Chopping cover?
I think his Goldfinger cover was amazing.
What is on your literary 007 wish list?
Well, aside from the cars and women–hmm…that’s a tough question! Let’s just say “cars” and “women!”
When did you read your first Bond novel and what was it?
I was about eleven or twelve when I first read From Russia, With Love. My parents were big Ian Fleming fans and I fell in love with the books when they read them.
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. The author of thirty-two novels, two collections of short stories and a nonfiction law book, he’s received or been shortlisted for a number of awards around the world.
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At a launch event planned with the precision of an MI6 operation, the American author received the first copy of the book from a team of Royal Marines who abseiled from the roof of London’s St Pancras station.