M called this case a soft option. Bond can't quite agree. The tropical island is luxurious, the seductive Honey Rider is beautiful and willing. But they are both part of the empire of Dr No. His obsession is power, and his gifts are pain-shaped.
Bond is off to Harlem, the kingdom of Mr Big, black master of crime and voodoo baron. The trail of terror, treachery and torture leads from New York's black underworld to the shark infested island in the sun that Mr Big calls his own.
The club where James Bond is asked to settle the dispute over ungentlemanly behaviour is embarrassed. The accused is the unimpeachable Sir Hugo Drax, head of the multi-million-pound Moonraker missile programme on which Britain's future depends.
Tiffany Case stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter.
A friendly game of two-handed canasta turns out to be thoroughly crooked. And a beautiful girl ends up dead. In Bond's first encounter with Auric Goldfinger - the world's cleverest, cruellest criminal, useful lessons are learned.
The destruction of a Russian hideout at SHAPE headquarters near Paris; the planned assassination of a Cuban thug in America; the tracking of a heroin ring from Rome to Venice and beyond; for Bond it is just routine. For anyone else - certain death.
When Ernst Stavro Blofeld brutally murdered the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the zest for life went out of Bond. He went to pieces, was even on the verge of becoming a security risk. M, however, was persuaded to give him one last chance.
James Bond is set up to kill M in his office in London. This is just the beginning of a struggle between Bond and Scaramanga, the one they call "the man with the golden gun".
Contains short stories such as: "View to a Kill", "For Your Eyes Only", "Quantum of Solace", "Risico The Hildebrand", "Rarity Octopussy", "The Living Daylights", "The Property of a Lady", and "007 in New York".
A brainwashed James Bond has tried and failed to assassinate M, his boss. Now, Bond has to prove he is back on form and can be trusted again. All' 007 has to do is kill one of the most deadly free-lance hit-men in the world one Paco Pistols' Scaramanga, the Man with the Golden Gun. But, despite his licence to kill, 007 is no assassin.
In the first James Bond novel, 007 takes on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH, as the suave agent becomes involved in a high-stakes game of baccarat, enjoys a fiery love affair with a sexy female spy, and endures torture at the hands of a master sadist. Reissue. (A Sony Pictures film, written by Neal Purvis, directed by Martin Campbell, releasing November 2006, starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Eva Green, & Giancarlo Giannini) (Suspense)