After months of waiting, the title of Charlie Higson’s third Young Bond novel has finally been revealed: Double or Die.
Double or Die
The announcement took place today at Waterstone’s Piccadilly, Europe’s largest bookstore, from 10:30 to 12:30.
In a publicity move that was kept a strict secret until 3 October 2006, Ian Fleming Publications announced that the decision of the final title of the novel would be left to the fans. Given one month to vote online, the three choices included Double or Die, N.E.M.E.S.I.S., and The Deadlock Cipher. Higson provided an extract on the official website explaining why he narrowed down his list to these three titles.
According to the initial press release, Double or Die will see James Bond pitted against the dangerous criminal underworld of interwar London, a world of illegal gambling dens, Cambridge spies and East End gangs.
Later in the month, Higson will be making a promotional tour throughout several UK bookstores to promote Double or Die and the Young Bond series. Click here for all the details.
The official blurb:
Bond is back! This is the third brilliant “Young Bond” adventure by Charlie Higson.
With kidnap, violence, explosions, and murder, it was no ordinary weekend. But then, James Bond is no ordinary boy…In a North London cemetery, a professor is kidnapped at gunpoint. A suspicious letter crammed with cryptic clues arrives at Eton. To decipher the deadly mystery, James Bond must take a series of dangerous gambles. Once the code is cracked, he has just 48 hours to save the professor from the dark forces that threaten to destroy them both. And if the professor can’t escape, it’s not only his future under threat. It’s the rest of the world’s…
Charlie Higson’s Double or Die
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