LONDON (AP) — Bond is back and he looks a bit like Daniel Day-Lewis.  William Boyd has written a new official James Bond novel authorized by Ian Fleming's family. Boyd says Fleming once described Bond as "looking like the American singer-songwriter Hoagy Carmichael. Daniel Day-Lewis looks like Hoagy Carmichael."

"Solo" is set in 1969 and takes the suave British spy — 45 years old and feeling his age — from London's plush Dorchester Hotel to a war-torn West African country and to Washington. The book was launched today with a suitably glamorous photocall involving sports cars and flight attendants, ahead of its publication in Britain on Thursday.