James Bond author Ian Fleming is gone, but other authors have taken up the task of keeping Bond fans on the edge of their seats. The latest Bond book, Carte Blanche, is by Jeffery Deaver, whos well-known to readers as the creator of the Lincoln Rhyme and Kathryn Dance thriller series. In Carte Blanche, Bond is in his early thirties and has just been recruited to a new, invisible organization. One of his first assignments is to prevent a rumored attack, which could leave thousands dead. With little more than a whisper to go on, Bond is up against seemingly insurmountable odds. Deaver will sign and discuss Carte Blanche today at 2 p.m. Murder by the Book, 2342 Bissonnet. For information, call 713-524-8597 or visit www.murderbooks.com. Free
Sun., June 19, 2 p.m., 2011
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