that Author Jeffrey Deaver has been assigned the task of writing the next James Bond novel. Deaver is the author of numerous mystery/thriller novels, including the Lincoln Rhyme series. He should have no problem rising to the challenge.
"I've written about young African-American characters in America, I have written about elderly characters, I've written from the points of view of women ... of serial killers ... and enjoy stepping into their shoes.
"I think it's going to be relatively easy for me to step into the role of Bond and the other characters in the book," added the 60-year-old.
"I am not writing this book as if I were (Bond creator) Ian Fleming. No one can really do that. I am taking the type of story that I generally tell -- a very fast-paced thriller, lots of twists and turns and surprises."
In the Reuters interview, Deaver mentioned the novel should contain elements of good filmmaking. He said, "Stories like this should have elements of good solid filmmaking -- the scenes have to be extremely visual, there should be a crisp, clear, accurate dialogue."
The Bond films have been delayed
because of MGM's financial problems, but they will eventually return again. The sooner the better.
Jeffrey Deaver's James Bond novel will be published in May, 2011.