'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.
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.
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".