18 Jan '11, 8pm

James Bond heads to Dubai in new novel

DUBAI: British super spy James Bond will head to the glitzy Gulf emirate of Dubai, itself no stranger to real-life espionage and assassination, in a new book titled "Carte Blanche," its author said on Tuesday. "This place is... so culturally vibrant, so picturesque, so full of fascinating, multicultural individuals," Jeffery Deaver said during a talk in Dubai. "This is an exotic city that is worthy of James Bond." While in Dubai about a year ago, "I became enamoured of the city. I walked around, I took notes, I took a lot of pictures, and I said, some day, I'm going to set something here," Deaver said. After agreeing to write the next Bond novel, "I knew at that point, at last, I had found a story to set in Dubai," he said. Deaver was reticent about plot details, but he did say that in "Carte Blanche," Bond is "a young agent for the British government. He was born, roughly...

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