Limited to just 500 copies, the special edition book is custom-produced and comes inside a stunning metal case shaped like a Bentley car.
The book is bound in white Nappa leather, the same grade of leather used in a Bentley’s interior, and also includes the title, author’s name and the familiar wings of the Bentley logo carefully embossed into the front and foil-blocked onto the spine.
But perhaps the stand-out feature of the book is a die-cut bullet hole pierced through pages of the book, with a single polished 9mm bullet hidden inside. Each bullet is individually marked with a number distinct to each copy of the book.
Bentley Senior Designer, Brett Boydell, said: “Bond destroys as well as he creates and saves. It was this element I needed to convey in my design.
“The reader has the excitement of finding the bullet housed in the centre of the pages with the text positioned so that the reading experience is undisturbed. I hope they find the book as exciting to hold and look at as the unfolding drama itself.”
James Bond’s character owned three Bentleys over the course of the 14 original Bond novels, written by Ian Fleming, who was known to be a big admirer of the marque.
In the latest book, written by Jeffery Deaver, Bond is once again reunited with his favourite car.
Since Casino Royale was published in 1953, over 100 million Bond books have been sold across the world.
Carte Blanche will be published in the UK on 26 May by Hodder & Stoughton. The limited edition version is available to purchase now.