The Ian Fleming estate has announced that William Boyd will pen the next James Bond novel, although the title and plot will remain under wraps for the time being. Jonathan Cape will publish the book September 26 in the UK. It will be available via HarperCollins in the U.S. and Canada in October. The book will be set in 1969 and feature a 45-year-old 007. Boyd is the third author in recent years to write an official Bond novel. Jeffrey Deaver wrote Carte Blanche in 2011 and Sebastian Faulks Devil May Care was published in 2008. Boyds previous work includes the Booker Prize-shortlisted An Ice-Cream War, 1990s Brazzaville Beach, 2002s Any Human Heart and 2006s Restless.