Bond is back in this electrifying new novel of intrigue and suspense.
An Algerian drug runner is brutally executed on the desolate outskirts of Paris and 007 is assigned a new task; to shadow the mysterious Dr. Julius Gorner, a power-crazed pharmaceutical magnate. Alongside a glamorous Parisian named Scarlett Papava, Bond must stop a chain of events that will lead to global catastrophe.
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10 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT JAMES BOND & IAN FLEMING
Q: Bond has had many famous incarnations on the big screen but, prior to these, he was first played on the radio by which British actor and game show host?
A: Bob Holness of Blockbusters fame
Q: Which Bond villain shares a birthday with his creator?
A: Ernst Stavro Blofeld. On Her Majesty's Secret Service reveals that Blofeld was born on 28 May 1908. Ian Lancaster Fleming entered the world on the same day at 7 Green Street in London.
Q: Which American President was a big fan of the Fleming novels?
A: President John F. Kennedy. Kennedy was known to be a big fan of Fleming and listed From Russia With Love as one of his top 10 favourite books. Bizarrely, both Kennedy and his assassin Lee Harvey Oswald are believed to have been reading Bond novels the night before Kennedy was killed.
Q: Which famed children’s author helped Ian Fleming adapt his children's adventure story Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for the big screen?
A: Roald Dahl
Q: Where did Fleming write all his Bond books?
A: At Goldeneye, his Jamaican home. Although now part of a luxurious holiday resort, the house was very basic in Fleming's time--so much so that his friend and neighbour Noel Coward referred to it as Goldeneye, Nose and Throat!
Q: Although Ursula Andress wears the most famous bikini in cinema history in her iconic performance in Doctor No, in Fleming's novel of the same name the character Honeychile Rider wears even less. What does she wear?
A: She is naked save for a knife-belt.
Q: The first Bond novel, Casino Royale, originally had a different title when it was published in the US. Under what title was it initially published here?
A: The initial title here was You Asked For It.
Q: What is James Bond’s favorite meal?
A: Breakfast. He has a particular penchant for scrambled eggs, and the short story 007 in New York even includes his own recipe for them.
Q: Who is Miss Moneypenny named for?
A: Miss Moneypenny was named after a character in an unpublished novel written by Ian Fleming's brother, the travel writer Peter Fleming.
Sebastian Faulks's seven previous novels include the international bestseller Birdsong (1993), Charlotte Gray (2000), and most recently Engelby (2007). He lives in London, is married and has two sons and a daughter.
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Book Description Vintage, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Keep[s] the action coming fast and furious. Devoted to full-throttle pursuit." The New York Times "A satisfying thriller. . . . A fond and at times funny homage to all the other books in the series." The New York Times "Superb. . . . Clever, quickly paced and pedal-to-the-metal entertainment." Minneapolis Star-Tribune "Superior. The book races along. Unlike many modern novels, it gets better and better." The Economist "Well-written [and] entertaining. The tension ratchets up." The Wall Street Journal "Goes down as easily as one of 007's bon mots." The Christian Science Monitor "So satisfying was Sebastian Faulks's new James Bond novel that I felt obliged to celebrate by making myself a vodka martini, very dry, shaken, not stirred." Fritz Lanham,Houston Chronicle "Faulks is a graceful writer with a bracing cold streak and a sharp eye for period detail." Time "Has admirable style and verve, in large part because Faulks approaches the material with respect, never winking at the reader." The South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307473317
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