To marks to UK publisher Hodder & Stoughton here for producing a video that captures all that readers have been promised in the upcoming Jeffery Deaver novel, Carte Blanche — continuing in the literary tradition of Ian Fleming.

Pacing, style, music. Individually and together, each element is right to the desired feel. Curiously, it also feels distinct from the movie franchise, without challenging or dismissing it. James Bond, in writing.

Finally, I have to mention the “twist” with which it ends. Marvelous.