Jeffery Deaver's website has posted an excerpt on Carte Blanche.
You can read the first 2 chapters on Jeffery Deaver's website here:
Jeffery Deaver Official Website
The First Chapter is entitled. Sunday. The Red Danube.
In this chapter we meet a man who is driving a train and in the second chapter we meet our hero. None other than James Bond. This is a whole new Bond but with many traits of old.
A notable difference to the new James Bond is that he no longer smokes. Deaver explained in an interview that spies no longer smoke because they leave behind too much evidence for the enemy. Not because of the changes in society.
Have a read of the first two chapters and let me know what you think.