Back in March, CommanderBond.net first announced that yet another title would be added to an already crowded list of James Bond book releases this year. Now the cover artwork for that book–Craig Cabell’s Ian Fleming’s Secret War–has been revealed online at Amazon.co.uk.
Specific details related to this forthcoming book remain slim and while there is still no official blurb, CBn earlier made some educated guesses for what to expect:
A recent Worthing Herald article noted that Cabell was then currently working on two books–one related to James Bond and the other on 30AU.
30AU, or 30 Assault Unit, was a unit set up by Fleming during World War II in 1942, when he was the personal assistant to the director of naval intelligence. It’s goal was to undertake top secret intelligence-gathering missions, going in before Allied troops to make sure vital information was not destroyed.
Cabell stated that the unit served as inspiration to the ultimate creation of 007. He specified one particular soldier, Patrick Dalzel-Job, who, it is rumoured, ‘was a crack shot, could navigate a mini-submarine, could ski backwards and had a compass concealed in his button.’
Ian Fleming’s Secret War is due for release on 18 August 2008. The 224-page hardback, published by Pen & Sword Military, can currently be pre-ordered online:
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