“I spy … a brilliant thriller! Double or Nothing is a clever and utterly compelling addition to the Bond canon.” —Jeffery Deaver, author of Carte Blanche, a James Bond novel
The start of a brand-new trilogy following MI6’s Double O agents with a license to kill, that blows the world of James Bond wide open!
James Bond is missing…
007 has been captured—and perhaps killed—by a sinister private military company. His status unknown. MI6 will do everything in their power to recover their most lethal agent. But in the meantime, the rest of the Double O division has a job to do.
Meet the new generation of spies…
Johanna Harwood, 003. Joseph Dryden, 004. Sid Bashir, 009. They represent the very best and brightest of MI6. Supremely skilled, ruthless, with a license to kill, they will do anything to protect their country.
The fate of the world rests in their hands…
Tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise claims he has developed new cutting-edge technology capable of reversing climate change and saving the planet. But can his ambitious promises be trusted, and are his motives as noble as they appear? The new spies must uncover the truth because the stakes could not be higher; for humanity… and for James Bond himself.
Time is running out.
This entertaining James Bond pastiche, the authorized first in a projected trilogy, from British author Sherwood (Testament) introduces a diverse team of new 00 agents: 003 Johanna Harwood (of Algerian French descent), 004 Joseph Dryden (gay), and 009 Sid Bashir (Muslim). The trio's multiple missions include discovering what tech billionaire Sir Bertram Paradise, a cross between Elon Musk and every previous Bond villain, is up to with his climate change solution, Cloud Nine, and looking for Bond himself, who's been missing for 17 months. The action-packed plot takes the agents to predictably far-flung locales with ample opportunities for violence. Bond fans will welcome such familiar supporting characters as Bill Tanner, M's roving chief of staff, and Bond's CIA friend, Felix Leiter. No luxury brand goes unnamed, and Bond himself is quoted often. But there are also surprising changes: Q has been replaced by a supercomputer, and Moneypenny has become the 00 team's leader. Sherwood's refreshing update on the venerable franchise more than makes up for a narrative that at times gets bogged down with personal and intradepartmental drama. Readers will be curious to see what's next for her team in book two.