Solo (Boyd novel)
Solo is a James Bond continuation novel written by William Boyd. It was published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 26 September 2013 in hardback, e-book and audio editions, the novel is set in 1969—six years after Flemings last work was set—and Bond is 45 years old. Boyd was raised in Nigeria and used his experiences during the war to provide the location for the novel. He has been a Bond fan since his youth and, in preparation for writing the novel he read all the Bond stories in chronological order and it took 18 months to write the novel, with some friction between Boyd and the Fleming estate over the portrayal of Bond. Solo received mixed reviews, with a number of pointing to the convoluted. Other critics saw the book as being equal with, or superior to, the book sold well, appearing in the top ten-selling book lists in the UK. On his arrival in Zanzarim, Bond is aided by an agent who introduces herself as Efua Blessing Ogilvy-Grant. The two travel from the city to the rebel enclave, but are attacked shortly before reaching their destination and taken captive by Kobus Breed.
The group are attacked on their journey and Ogilvy-Grant goes missing in the confusion. Bond proceeds to the enclave, where he is met by Breed, Bond meets Solomon Adeka and realises that the leader will shortly die of cancer, his mission to kill Adeka is needless. Bond sees supply flights of arms and equipment coming into the country, all funded by billionaire Hulbert Linck, the aeroplanes all show the AfriKIN name on the fuselage. When Adeka dies a few later, Bond tries to leave the country on one of the supply flights, but is confronted by Breed and Blessing. Bond is saved by a journalist he befriended and returns to the UK, after discharging himself, he decides to go on a revenge mission against Breed and Ogilvy-Grant. Discovering AfriKIN has relocated to Washington DC, Bond travels to the US, while conducting surveillance against the company, Bond is briefly detained by Brigham Leiter—nephew of Felix—of the CIA, who explains Ogilvy-Grant works for the CIA. Bond meets Ogilvy-Grant, who assures him that she shot to him in order that Breed would not shoot them both.
The following day Bond watches a mercy flight bringing in maimed and injured Zanzarimi children, he dines alone, Bond attacks the house where Breed is staying with the children, and incapacitates the mercenary, leaving him for dead. Linck was killed by the CIA during the raid on the house, the central character of the novel is James Bond, the fictional MI6 agent created by Ian Fleming. The author, William Boyd modelled his version of the character on Flemings version, Solo is set in 1969—six years after Flemings last work was set—and the novel begins with Bond celebrating his 45th birthday
John Gardner (British writer)
Gardner, an ex-Royal Marine commando, worked for a period as an Anglican priest, but he lost his faith and left the church after a short time. After a battle with alcohol addiction he wrote his first book, Gardner went on to write over fifty works of fiction, including fourteen original James Bond novels, and the novel versions of two Bond films. He died from suspected heart failure on 3 August 2007, John Edmund Gardner was born on 20 November 1926 in Seaton Delaval, a small village in Northumberland. His parents were Cyril Gardner, a London-born Anglican priest who had been ordained in Wallsend in 1921, and Lena Henderson, a local girl, during the Second World War he joined the Home Guard, despite being only 13 at the time. Gardner subsequently served in the Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, before transferring to the Royal Marines 42 Commando for service in the Middle, Gardner considered himself the worst commando in the world and, despite being a small-arms expert. Also knew a lot about explosives, he admitted that I bent an aeroplane I was learning to fly, after the war he went up to St Johns College, Cambridge, to study theology and was subsequently ordained as an Anglican priest in 1953.
He realised that he had lost his faith and made an error in his career, he admitted that during one sermon. He was released from the church in 1958 and took up a position as a critic with the Stratford-upon-Avon Herald. It was whilst at the Herald—aged 33—that Gardner realised he was an alcoholic and he overcame his addiction and produced his first book as part of his therapy, the autobiographical Spin the Bottle, published in 1964. Critic and scholar John Sutherland says that of all the books Gardner published, the book appeared at the height of the fictional spy mania and, as a send-up of the whole business, was an immediate success. Upon reviewing the novel in The New York Times, Anthony Boucher wrote, the book was made into a film of the same name by MGM and another seven light-hearted novels and two short stories about the cowardly Oakes appeared over the next eleven years. In the mid-1970s Gardner wrote the first of three using the character of Professor Moriarty from the Sherlock Holmes series, the last of which was published posthumously.
The third of series, titled simply Moriarty, was delayed due to a dispute with the publisher. Erik Lee Preminger bought the rights to the first of the trilogy - The Return of Moriarty -. Edgar Bronfman Jr. for Sagittarius Entertainment and Nat Cohen, for EMI Productions were to produce, donald Sutherland was to portray Moriarty. Funding however fell through shortly before filming was to begin, in 1979 Glidrose Publications approached Gardner and asked him to revive Ian Flemings James Bond series of novels. Between 1981 and 1996, Gardner wrote fourteen James Bond novels, Gardner stated that he wanted to bring Mr Bond into the 1980s, although he retained the ages of the characters as they were when Fleming had left them. Even though Gardner kept the ages the same, he made Bond grey at the temples as a nod to the passing of the years
Moonraker is the third novel by the British author Ian Fleming to feature his fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond. It was published by Jonathan Cape on 5 April 1955 and featured a design conceived by Fleming. The plot is derived from a Fleming screenplay that was too short for a novel so he added the bridge passage between Bond and the industrialist Hugo Drax. In the latter half of the novel, the premise of Bond seconded to Draxs staff as the businessman builds the Moonraker, a prototype missile designed to defend England. Unknown to Bond, Drax is German, a now working for the Soviets, his plan is to build the rocket, arm it with a nuclear warhead. Uniquely for a Bond novel, Moonraker is set entirely in Britain, like Flemings previous novels, was well received by critics. Moonraker plays on a number of 1950s fears, including attack by rockets, Soviet communism, the re-emergence of Nazism, Fleming examines Englishness, and the novel shows the virtues and strength of England. Adaptations include a broadcast on South African radio in 1956 starring Bob Holness, the British Secret Service agent James Bond is asked by his superior, M, to join him at Ms club, Blades.
A club member, the multi-millionaire businessman Sir Hugo Drax, is winning considerable money playing bridge, M suspects Drax is cheating, and while claiming indifference, is concerned as to why a multi-millionaire and national hero would cheat. Bond confirms Draxs deception and manages to turn the tables—aided by a pack of stacked cards—and wins £15,000, Drax is the product of a mysterious background, purportedly unknown even to himself. After extensive rehabilitation in an hospital, he returned home to become a wealthy industrialist. Because the rockets engine could withstand heat, the Moonraker was able to use these powerful fuels. All the rocket scientists working on the project are German, at his post on the complex, Bond meets Gala Brand, a beautiful police Special Branch officer working undercover as Draxs personal assistant. Bond uncovers clues concerning his predecessors death, concluding that the man may have killed for witnessing a submarine off the coast. Draxs henchman Krebs is caught by Bond snooping through his room, later, an attempted assassination by triggering a landslide nearly kills Bond and Brand, as they swim beneath the Dover cliffs.
Drax takes Brand to London, where she discovers the truth about the Moonraker by comparing her own launch trajectory figures with those in a notebook picked from Draxs pocket. She is captured by Krebs, and finds herself captive in a secret radio homing station—intended to serve as a beacon for the missiles guidance system—in the heart of London. While she is being taken back to the Moonraker facility by Drax, Bond gives chase, but is captured by Drax and Krebs
Colonel Sun is a novel by Kingsley Amis published by Jonathan Cape on 28 March 1968 under the pseudonym Robert Markham. Colonel Sun is the first James Bond continuation novel published after Ian Flemings 1964 death, before writing the novel, Amis wrote two other Bond related works, the literary study The James Bond Dossier and the humorous The Book of Bond. Colonel Sun centres on the fictional British Secret Service operative James Bond and his mission to track down the kidnappers of M, during the mission he discovers a communist Chinese plot to cause an international incident. Bond, assisted by a Greek spy working for the Russians, finds M on a small Aegean island, rescues him, Amis drew upon a holiday he had taken in the Greek islands to create a realistic Greek setting and characters. He emphasised political intrigue in the more than Fleming had done in the canonical Bond novels. Despite keeping a format and structure similar to Flemings Bond novels, Colonel Sun was serialised in the Daily Express newspaper in 1968 and adapted as a comic strip in the same newspaper in 1969–1970.
Chapter 19 was adapted for the scene in Spectre. Kidnappers violently take the Secret Service chief M from his house and almost capture James Bond, intent on rescuing M, Bond follows the clues to Vrakonisi, one of the Aegean Islands. In the process, Bond discovers the complex military-political plans of Colonel Sun of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army, Sun had been sent to sabotage a Middle East détente conference which the Soviet Union is hosting. He intends to attack the conference venue and use M and Bonds bodies to blame Great Britain for the disaster, Bond meets Soviet agents in Athens and they realise that not only is a third country behind the kidnap, but that there is a traitor in the organisation. An attack on the Soviet headquarters kills all the agents except Ariadne Alexandrou, as he is dying, the Soviet leader encourages Bond and Ariadne to work together to prevent an international incident. Ariadne persuades Litsas, a former Second World War resistance fighter and friend of her father, to help them by telling him about the involvement in the plot of former Nazi.
Trying to find M and Colonel Sun, Bond is nearly captured by the Russians, Sun tortures him brutally, until one of the girls at the house is ordered by Sun to caress Bond fondly. In the process she cuts one of Bonds hands free and provides him with a knife and she tells Sun that Bond is dead, when examined Bond stabs Sun. He frees other captives who help Bond stop Von Richter, however Sun survives the stab wound and kills several of the other escapees. Bond tracks down Sun and kills him in the confrontation, the Soviets thank Bond for saving their conference, offering him a medal for his work, which he politely turns down. The main character of the novel is James Bond, continuation Bond author Raymond Benson described Amiss Bond as a humourless interpretation of the character that Fleming used in his earlier novels. Benson describes this personality as a continuation of the Bond developed in the final three Fleming novels
The Man with the Golden Gun (novel)
The Man with the Golden Gun is the twelfth novel of Ian Flemings James Bond series. It was first published by Jonathan Cape in the UK on 1 April 1965, the novel was not as detailed or polished as the others in the series, leading to poor but polite reviews. Despite that, the book was a best-seller, the story centres on the fictional British Secret Service operative James Bond, who had been posted missing, presumed dead, after his last mission in Japan. Bond returns to England via the Soviet Union, where he had been brainwashed to attempt to assassinate his superior, after being cured by the MI6 doctors, Bond is sent to the Caribbean to find and kill Francisco Scaramanga, the titular Man with the Golden Gun. Much of the contained in the previous novels was missing. Publishers Jonathan Cape passed the manuscript to Kingsley Amis for his thoughts and advice on the story, the novel was serialised in 1965, firstly in the Daily Express and in Playboy, in 1966 a daily comic strip adaptation was published in the Daily Express.
In 1974 the book was adapted as the ninth film in the Eon Productions James Bond series, with Roger Moore playing Bond and Flemings cousin, Christopher Lee. A year after James Bonds final confrontation with Ernst Stavro Blofeld, while on a mission in Japan, Bonds identity is confirmed, but during his debriefing interview with M, Bond tries to kill him with a cyanide pistol, the attempt fails. The Service learns that after destroying Blofelds castle in Japan, Bond suffered a head injury, having lived as a Japanese fisherman for several months, Bond travelled into the Soviet Union to learn his true identity. While there, he was brainwashed and assigned to kill M upon returning to England, now de-programmed, Bond is given a chance to re-prove his worth as a member of the 00 section following the assassination attempt. M sends Bond to Jamaica and gives him the impossible mission of killing Francisco Pistols Scaramanga. Scaramanga is known as The Man with the Golden Gun because his weapon of choice is a gold-plated Colt.45 revolver, Bond locates Scaramanga in a Jamaican bordello and manages to become his temporary personal assistant under the name Mark Hazard.
He learns that Scaramanga is involved in a development on the island with a group of investors that consists of a syndicate of American gangsters. However, they learn that Scaramanga plans to eliminate Bond when the weekend is over, Bonds true identity is confirmed by a KGB agent and Scaramanga makes new plans to entertain the gangsters and the KGB agent by killing Bond while they are riding a sight-seeing train to a marina. However, Bond manages to turn the tables on Scaramanga and, with the help of Leiter, Scaramanga escapes into the swamps, where Bond pursues him. Scaramanga lulls Bond off-guard and shoots him with a golden derringer hidden in his palm, Bond is hit but returns fire and shoots Scaramanga several times, killing him at last. As Bond recuperates in hospital, he receives word from M that he is being considered for a knighthood, Bond turns down the offer, reflecting that any sort of public recognition would interfere with his duties in the Secret Service. The central character of the novel is James Bond, in The Man with the Golden Gun, he appears with a different personality from the previous stories and is robot-like, according to author of the continuation Bond novels, Raymond Benson
From Russia, with Love (novel)
From Russia, with Love is the fifth novel by the English author Ian Fleming to feature his fictional British Secret Service agent James Bond. Fleming wrote the story in early 1956 at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica, the novel was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape on 8 April 1957. The story centres on a plot by SMERSH, the Soviet counter-intelligence agency, as bait, the Russians use a beautiful cipher clerk and the Spektor, a Soviet decoding machine. Much of the takes place in Istanbul and on the Orient Express. The book was inspired by Flemings visit to Turkey on behalf of The Sunday Times to report on an Interpol conference, from Russia, with Love deals with the East–West tensions of the Cold War, and the decline of British power and influence in the post-Second World War era. From Russia, with Love received broadly positive reviews at the time of publication, the story was serialised in the Daily Express newspaper, first in an abridged, multi-part form and as a comic strip.
In 1963 it was adapted into the film in the Bond series. SMERSH, the Soviet counterintelligence agency, plans to commit an act of terrorism in the intelligence field. For this, it targets the British secret service agent James Bond. Due in part to his role in the defeat of the SMERSH agents Le Chiffre, Mr Big and Hugo Drax, Bond has been listed as an enemy of the Soviet state and a death warrant has been issued for him. His death is planned to precipitate a major sex scandal, which run in the world press for months. Bonds killer is to be the SMERSH executioner Red Grant, a psychopath whose homicidal urges coincide with the full moon, kronsteen, SMERSHs chess-playing master planner, and Colonel Rosa Klebb, the head of Operations and Executions, devise the operation. As an added lure for Bond, Romanova will provide the British with a Spektor and she is not told the details of the plan. The offer of defection is received by MI6 in London, ostensibly from Romanova, but is conditional that Bond collects her and the Spektor from Istanbul.
MI6 is unsure of Romanovas motive, but the prize of the Spektor is too tempting to ignore, Bonds superior, M, once there, Bond forms a comradeship with Darko Kerim, head of the British services station in Turkey. Bond meets Romanova and they plan their route out of Turkey with the Spektor and he and Kerim believe her story and the three board the Orient Express. Bond and Kerim quickly discover three Russian MGB agents on board, travelling incognito, at Trieste a fellow MI6 agent, Captain Nash, introduces himself and Bond presumes he has been sent by M as added protection for the rest of the trip. Romanova is suspicious of Nash, but Bond reassures her that the man is from his own service, after dinner, at which Nash has drugged Romanova, they rest, Bond wakes up to find a gun pointing at him and Nash reveals himself to be the killer Grant
Nobody Lives for Ever
Nobody Lives for Ever, first published in 1986, was the fifth novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape, trust no one, Bond is warned. James Bond M Miss Moneypenny May Maxwell Principessa Sukie Tempesta, is an Italian Princess whom Bond saves while driving to check up on his Scottish housekeeper, May. He sees her again and offers to drive her home to Rome and she stays with Bond acting as a hostage and refusing to leave his side in his moment of need. She is accompanied after her meeting with Bond by her friend and bodyguard. Nannette Nannie Norrich, is the head of an all-female bodyguard organisation, NUB, the two are good friends, Sukie is unaware that Nannie has entered the competition as freelance and has promised Rahani of delivering Bond to him. Herr Doktor Kirchtum, is the doctor who was overseeing May while she was at the clinic, after Moneypenny and May were kidnapped, Kirchtum was taken captive by Steve Quinn and forced to send instructions to Bond.
Bond frees Kirchtum only to that Kirchtum was actually in league with Quinn. Kirchtum is subsequently killed by either Nannie or Sukie upon attempting to rescue 007 from Kirchtum, Steve Quinn, is the British Secret Services man in Rome. He is sent by M to assist Bond in fleeing mainland Europe so that Bond can return to London, unbeknownst to everyone, Quinn has defected to the KGB and currently works for SMERSH. Quinn is assisted in capturing Bond by Doktor Kirchtum, who likewise to Kirchtum is subsequently killed by either Nannie or Sukie upon attempting to rescue 007 from Kirchtum, tamil Rahani, is the leader of SPECTRE, previously in Role of Honour. After parachuting from an airship at the end of Role of Honour to escape capture by Bond, he landed badly, throughout the book Rahani is said to only have days to live. Knowing the end is near Rahani creates a competitive contest, the Head Hunt, Rahani is killed by Bond after having his bed rigged to detonate upon pushing a button that would normally allow Rahanis bed to be raised up.
Nobody Lives for Ever is the last time the wood grain cover art has been used on a Bond novel. It was first seen on From Russia, with Love in 1957, publishers Weekly praised the book noting that on the basis of this entry Bond is likely to live forever. In true comic-book fashion, the gory chapters detail the horrors that kill almost everyone except Bond who obviously wont die until he wants to. Kirkus Reviews called this the most deft of Gardners Bond novels thus far, the anonymous reviewer praised the fairly inspired plot gimmick involving hunt for Bonds own head. Gardner weaves swift, outrageous coincidences into a plot that is quite fun to follow as it hops from the Tyrolean Alps to Salzburg to Key West
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (novel)
On Her Majestys Secret Service is the tenth novel in Ian Flemings James Bond series, first published in the UK by Jonathan Cape on 1 April 1963. The initial and secondary print runs sold out, with over 60,000 books sold in the first month, Fleming wrote the book in Jamaica whilst the first film in the Eon Productions series of films, Dr. No, was being filmed nearby. On Her Majestys Secret Service is the book in what is known as the Blofeld trilogy. The story centres on Bonds ongoing search to find Ernst Stavro Blofeld after the Thunderball incident, after meeting him and discovering his latest plans, Bond attacks the centre where he is based, although Blofeld escapes in the confusion. Bond meets and falls in love with Contessa Teresa Tracy di Vicenzo during the story, the pair marry at the end of the story but Blofeld kills Bonds wife, hours after the ceremony. Fleming made a number of revelations about Bonds character within the book, on Her Majestys Secret Service received broadly good reviews in the British and American press.
The novel was adapted to run as a story in Playboy in 1963. In 1969 the novel was adapted as the film in the Eon Productions James Bond film series and was the only film to star George Lazenby as Bond. In 2014 On Her Majestys Secret Service was adapted as a play on BBC Radio, for more than a year, James Bond, British Secret Service operative 007, has been involved in Operation Bedlam, trailing the private criminal organisation SPECTRE and its leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld. The organisation had hijacked two nuclear devices and subsequently blackmailed the western world, as described in Thunderball, convinced SPECTRE no longer exists, Bond is frustrated by MI6s insistence that he continue the search and his inability to find Blofeld. He composes a letter of resignation for his superior, M, the following day Bond follows her and interrupts her attempted suicide, but they are captured by professional henchmen. They are taken to the offices of Marc-Ange Draco, head of the Unione Corse, Tracy is the daughter and only child of Draco who believes the only way to save his daughter from further suicide attempts is for Bond to marry her.
To facilitate this, he offers Bond a dowry of £1 million, Bond refuses the offer, afterwards Draco uses his contacts to inform Bond that Blofeld is somewhere in Switzerland. On a visit to the College of Arms, Bond finds that the motto of Sir Thomas Bond is The World Is Not Enough. Blofeld has undergone plastic surgery partly to remove his earlobes, but to himself from the police. Bond learns Blofeld has been curing a group of young British and Irish women of their livestock, believing himself discovered, Bond escapes by ski from Piz Gloria, chased by SPECTRE operatives, a number of whom he kills in the process. Afterward, in a state of exhaustion, he encounters Tracy. She is in the town at the base of the mountain after being told by her father that Bond may be in the vicinity, Bond is too weak to take on Blofelds henchmen alone and she helps him escape to the airport
Casino Royale (novel)
Casino Royale is the first novel by the British author Ian Fleming. The story concerns the British secret agent James Bond, gambling at the casino in Royale-les-Eaux to bankrupt Le Chiffre, the treasurer of a French union and a member of the Russian secret service. Bond is supported in his endeavours by Vesper Lynd, a member of his own service, as well as Felix Leiter of the CIA, Fleming wrote the draft in early 1952 at his Goldeneye estate in Jamaica while awaiting his marriage. He was initially unsure whether the work was suitable for publication, but was assured by his friend, the novelist William Plomer, since publication Casino Royale has appeared as a comic strip in a British national newspaper, The Daily Express. As part of Bonds cover as a rich Jamaican playboy, M assigns as his companion Vesper Lynd, the CIA and the French Deuxième Bureau send agents as observers. The game soon turns into a confrontation between Le Chiffre and Bond, Le Chiffre wins the first round, cleaning Bond out of his funds.
As Bond contemplates the prospect of reporting his failure to M, the CIA agent, Felix Leiter, gives him an envelope of money, with the compliments of the USA. The game continues, despite the attempts of one of Le Chiffres minders to kill Bond, Bond eventually wins, taking from Le Chiffre eighty million francs belonging to SMERSH. Desperate to recover the money, Le Chiffre kidnaps Lynd and tortures Bond, during the torture session, a SMERSH assassin enters and kills Le Chiffre as punishment for losing the money. The agent does not kill Bond, saying that he has no orders to do so, Lynd visits Bond every day as he recuperates in hospital, and he gradually realises that he loves her, he even contemplates leaving the Secret Service to settle down with her. When he is released from hospital they spend time together at a quiet guest house, one day they see a mysterious man named Gettler tracking their movements, which greatly distresses Lynd. The following morning, Bond finds that she has committed suicide and she leaves behind a note explaining that she had been working as an unwilling double agent for the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Bond informs his service of Lynds duplicity, coldly telling his contact, Ian Fleming, born in 1908, was a son of Valentine Fleming, a wealthy banker and MP who died in action on the Western Front in May 1917. Fleming joined the organisation full-time in August 1939, with the codename 17F, early in 1939 he began an affair with Ann ONeill, who was married to the 3rd Baron ONeill. In 1942 Fleming attended an Anglo-American intelligence summit in Jamaica and, despite the constant heavy rain during his visit and his friend Ivar Bryce helped find a plot of land in Saint Mary Parish where, in 1945, Fleming had a house built, which he named Goldeneye. The name of the house and estate has many possible sources, Fleming mentioned both his wartime Operation Goldeneye and Carson McCullers 1941 novel Reflections in a Golden Eye, which described the use of British naval bases in the Caribbean by the US Navy. Upon Flemings demobilisation in May 1945, he became the Foreign Manager in the Kemsley newspaper group, in this role he oversaw the papers worldwide network of correspondents.
His contract allowed him to two months holiday every winter in Jamaica
Young Bond is a series of young adult spy novels featuring Ian Flemings secret agent James Bond as a young teenage boy attending school at Eton College in the 1930s. The series, written by Charlie Higson, was planned to include only five novels, after the release of the fifth novel. Since the release of the first novel, SilverFin, in 2005, the series has very successful and has led to further works including games, a graphic novel. English-language versions of the books are published by Puffin Books in the United Kingdom, according to Charlie Higson, Ian Fleming Publications initially planned for him to only write one novel and that every subsequent novel would be written by a rotating author. This plan fell apart and Higson agreed to author future books in the series, comments made by Higson in an interview could suggest that after Higsons five books are completed, the series may be continued by another author. SilverFin, In 1933, thirteen-year-old James Bond arrives at Eton College for boys for the first time to continue his schooling, there he meets an American bully and his arms dealing father, Lord Randolph Hellebore.
While on Easter break, Bonds adventure continues in the Highlands of Scotland, teaming up with Red Kelly, James finally reaches a castle and a loch and discovers a deadly secret. Blood Fever, In 1933, James Bond is back at Eton where he is now a member of a secret risk-taking club known as the Danger Society. When summer vacation arrives, Bond goes on a trip to the Italian island of Sardinia where he stays with his much older cousin Victor. While there, James investigates a Roman secret society known as the Millenaria that has planned throughout history to restore the Roman Empire and it seems the Millenaria are still active and are led by the sinister Count Ugo Carnifex. Double or Die, The third Young Bond novel is set entirely in England during Christmas, the book involves Russian spies attempting to build an early computer. The title of the book was chosen by fans via an online poll, Hurricane Gold, The fourth Young Bond novel, Hurricane Gold, is set in Mexico and the Caribbean. The book was released on 6 September 2007 in the UK, the book contains many references to Mayan mythology and much of the end is focused on it.
By Royal Command, The fifth Young Bond novel was released in the UK on 3 September 2008, in this book, James Bond falls in love with his Irish maid, Roan. Bond leaves Eton College due to the incident with the maid and this book is set in multiple European countries including Austria, France and Switzerland. The Royal Family and the British secret service play a part in the plot, the Young Bond Rough Guide to London, Puffin Books/Rough Guides 64-page booklet featuring London locations from Double or Die. Danger Society, The Young Bond Dossier, Puffin Books Complete and definitive guide to the world and it includes the Young Bond short story A Hard Man to Kill by Charlie Higson. An original Young Bond short story by Charlie Higson titled A Hard Man to Kill was published in the companion book Danger Society, The Young Bond Dossier on 29 October 2009
For Special Services
For Special Services, first published in 1982, was the second novel by John Gardner featuring Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond. Carrying the Glidrose Publications copyright, it was first published in the United Kingdom by Jonathan Cape and in the United States by Coward, upon request by Donovan, Ian Fleming was contacted to write a lengthy memorandum describing the structure and functions of a secret service organisation. Parts of this memorandum were used in the charter for the OSS. For appreciation of Flemings work Donovan presented Fleming with a.38 Police Positive Colt revolver with the inscription, the OSS was disbanded in 1945, the Central Intelligence Agency, formed in 1947 is a direct descendant of the OSS. The British Secret Service learns that Bismaquer is a collector of rare prints, so Bond and Cedar visit the mans huge ranch in Amarillo. Their true identities are revealed, but not until Bond holds his own both in an impromptu car race arranged by Bismaquer, and in the bed of Bismaquers frustrated wife.
Nena, who has one breast, quickly wins Bonds heart and his sympathy. Bond discovers that the revitalised SPECTRE plans to take control of NORAD headquarters in order to gain control of Americas military space satellite network. His true identity revealed, Bond is captured and brainwashed into believing he is an American general assigned to inspect NORAD, although he has been set up to be killed in the ensuing attack by SPECTRE forces on the base, Bond regains his personality and his memory. Apparently Bismaquer, who is bisexual, has taken a liking to Bond and she is put out of her misery by Felix Leiter, who arrives on the scene to help rescue his daughter. James Bond M Ann Reilly Cedar Leiter Felix Leiter Markus Bismaquer, married to Nena Bismaquer, is a collector of fine prints, walter Luxor, Is Bismaquers partner and a high-ranking member of SPECTRE At one point he is believed to be a revived Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Mike Mazzard, Is a member of SPECTRE tasked to bring Bond to Amarillo, after Bond objects this offer, Mazzard attempts to kill Bond in Washington D. C.
Mazzard aids Luxor in infiltrating NORAD HQ, Nena Bismaquer, Is the wife of Markus Bismaquer. She turns out to be the daughter of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, kingsley Amis, himself a former Bond author, was the harshest. His Times Literary Supplement review called the book an unrelieved disaster, Gardner not the most self-assured of writers, and said that the plot was absurd and blundering. Amis said, What makes Mr Gardners book so hard to read is not so much its endlessly silly story as its desolateness, but to do anything like that the writer must be genuinely interested in his material. Winks further said the book was bad when read back-to-back with Ian Flemings From a View to a Kill. The book is full of one sentence paragraphs — did Fleming ever really write this way, — and obligatory wholl sleep in the one bedroom, who on the couch scenes once calculated to titillate fourteen-year-olds