'The first shot had been fired. There would be others. And whose finger was on the trigger? Who had got him so accurately in their sights?' Crab Key island is desolate and remote. So why is Dr No defending it so ruthlessly? Only Bond can uncover the truth.
'The twentieth century looked out at him from the piece of newsprint and bared its teeth in a sneer' From the diamond mines of Sierra Leone to the jewellers of Hatton Garden, from race track to casino...
'Mister, there's something quite extra about the smell of death. Care to try it?' After a year missing in action, Bond is back ...brainwashed by the KGB and on a mission to assassinate M. To prove his worth to the Service, he must hunt down and eliminate his fiercest opponent.
'For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth.' He's a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards?
'Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles.' In this title, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre.
'Private armies, private wars. How much energy they siphoned off from the common cause, how much fire they directed away from the common enemy. From Jamaican estates to brooding French forests, Bond is tested to his limits by the world's most dangerous men and the dark secrets they keep.
Mr Big is brutal, brilliant and feared worldwide. Protected by Voodoo forces and the psychic powers of his prisoner Solitaire, he is an invincible SMERSH operative at the head of a ruthless smuggling ring. James Bond's new assignment will take him to the heart of the occult: to infiltrate this secret world and destroy Mr Big's global network.
'He was one of those men - one meets perhaps only two or three in a lifetime - who seem almost to suck the eyes out of your head. He was their Supreme Commander - almost their god' Spectre is a merciless new enemy - a group of the world's toughest criminals, headed by the brilliant Ernst Stavro Blofeld.
'We are here to find a target who will fulfil our requirements. Someone who is admired and whose ignominious destruction would cause dismay' A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has set an irresistible trap that threatens the entire Secret Service.
Who is Auric Goldfinger? The Bank of England wants to know and they're also curious to find out what he's done with the huge stock of gold he's been collecting since the war. James Bond is put on the trail. This isn't the first time 007 has come across enigmatic millionaire and he quickly discovers that Goldfinger never forgets and never forgives.
Vivienne Michel is a troubled young woman on the run. Fleeing England she comes to a deserted motel in the Adirondack Mountains where she thinks she has finally escaped her past. Sluggsy and Horror are ruthless mobsters on a mission of their own. Holding a terrified Viv hostage in the motel, they plot death and destruction.
'You only live twice: Once when you are born And once when you look death in the face' Doctor Guntram Shatterhand's "Garden of Death" is a magnet for suicides from all over Japan. James Bond - grief-stricken and erratic - must kill him to save his career in the Service. But as Shatterhand's true identity is revealed.
Paco Scaramanga, is one of the deadliest hit men in the world and the British Secret Service want him eliminated. A brainwashed James Bond tried, and failed, to kill his boss, M. It's time for him to prove he can be trusted again. Bond finds his man in the sweltering heat of Jamaica.
'You take a wrong step, play the wrong card in Fate's game, and you're lost in a world you had never imagined, against which you have no weapons. No compass.' Vivienne Michel is running away - from pain, from rejection, from humiliation. When she stumbles into a criminal plot, her life seems over.
Ernst Stavro Blofeld, head of the terrorist organization SPECTRE, is holed up in his Alpine base, conducting research into a terrifying biological weapon. A new alliance with troubled daughter of head of French mafia offers 007 the chance to bring down his nemesis once and for all - but will Bond be prepared to pay the ultimate price for victory?