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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 !

DaveWhitt64 ,

Solo

This is not Ian Fleming's James Bond. This one is more introspective and more prone to make mistakes. Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the book. But, I enjoyed it like an early Clive Cussler - a diet thriller. I'll likely buy the next one, assuming there is one, but if carries on with the same wispy plot and character, it will be the last 007 of his for me.

kate and nates tunes ,

Solo

Fine continuation to the 007 saga. Written with style and humanism. The Bond I'd like to know.the story line was fresh and had plausible twists and turns..

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