In "Carte Blanche,"  a James Bond thriller from Jeffery Deaver, the author has transported the super spy into the twentieth century. This Bond is a veteran of Afghanistan and is working for a super secret agency. There are still beautiful woman with unlikely names (Felicity Willing) and fast cars (a Bentley Continental GT coupe). There are still bad guys and detailed instructions to bartenders on how to contruct a drink. But hey, it's not the fifties anymore. See if you like this new Bond better.