As details begin to emerge from Jeffery Deaver on his new Ian Fleming James Bond continuation novel, known today only as “Project X,” this interview with Nick Higham for Meet the Author reveals important insights.

Mr Deaver first seeks to differentiate the literary James Bond from that of the motion pictures — albeit emphasizing his love of both. The Deaver-Bond, however, will very much follow the model of Fleming’s Agent 007.

The “Project X” James Bond will be 28 or 29 years old.

When asked to recommend a book to new readers, Jeffery Deaver said Farewell, My Lovely, by Raymond Chandler. Nice parallel. Ian Fleming both considered Mr Chandler a friend, and an inspiration to his own fiction-writing.