Solo

A James Bond Novel

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Publisher Description

One of our most acclaimed authors takes on a legendary literary character, James Bond -- producing a smart and stylish narrative of international espionage, conspiracy, and war

It’s 1969, and, just having celebrated his 45th birthday, British agent James Bond -- 007 -- is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual mission. Voltazia, a troubled West African nation, is being wracked by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to squash the rebel forces threatening the established regime. Bond senses that he’s not getting the full story about Britain’s interest in the outcome.

His landing in Voltazia begins a feverish mission to discover the forces behind this brutal war -- and Bond realizes the situation is far from straightforward. The beautiful and brilliant Ellie Ogilvy-Grant, his intelligence liaison on the ground, seems to be Bond’s best weapon -- until the two are captured by rebel forces and her allegiances become unclear. Bond escapes and returns home alive, but as he pieces together the real story behind the violence in Voltazia, he knows his life is in danger. The conspiracy extends further than Bond ever imagined, and only by crossing the Atlantic can he connect the dots between a dying African military leader, British and American intelligence forces, and a humanitarian aid group whose intentions are far from innocent.

Moving from rebel battlefields in West Africa to the closed doors of intelligence offices in London and Washington, this novel is at once a gripping thriller, a tensely plotted story full of memorable characters and breathtaking twists, and a masterful study of power and how it’s wielded -- a brilliant addition to the James Bond canon.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
2013
October 8
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.3
MB

Customer Reviews

Dano8818 ,

not Quite to the Halfway Point.....

Having just read Moonraker, the writer has tried to pay respect to the original author, which is sorta cool, in a historical vein. I read the similarities especially in the great physical descriptions of the bad guys. The sentence and chapter structures are in many ways alike as well. Very subtle read. Highly recommended !

Bcdksu ,

Solo

GREAT STORY!!! Loved the fact that it was set in 1969 and Bond was in his mid 40s.

Nei-Bomb ,

Welcome back, Commander Bond.

Love it! Been reading Ian Fleming's James Bond OO7 books repeatedly since I was 15. Must confess that "Solo" is indeed a rare treat. Keeps moving with a strong pace in the narrative. Interesting story and a great car (Jensen Interceptor II). Bond is back in action at an interesting time in history in one of the most interesting places in the world. And the women, don't get me started...

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