John Gardner wrote, like Ian Fleming, fourteen James Bond novels (1981 to 1996). In all Gardner had fifty-five novels to his creditmany of them bestsellers (his novel Maestro was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year). John Gardner died in 2007. Visit his estate’s website at www.john-gardner.com.
James Bond: No Deals, Mr. Bond: A 007 Novelby John Gardner
The world's most famous spy is being hunted by the KGB, and he will need all his wits tonegotiate the labyrinth ofdouble-crosses that will lead him to a showdown in a remotecorner of Hong Kong.Between the Danish island of Bornholm and the Baltic coast of EastGermany a nuclear submarineof the Royal Navy surfaces under the cloak ofdarkness. James Bond and two marines slip quietly fromthe forward hatch intotheir powered inflatable raft and set off for a lonely beach where they are tocollect two young women. Planted to seduce communist agents to run for cover inthe West, they havebeen rumbled by the other side. Bond little knows that thisroutine exercise is but the prelude to anerve-racking game of bluff and doublebluff, played with consummate skill by his own chief M againstthe East GermanHVA and the elite branch of the KGB, formed from Bond's old adversary SMERSH.The KGB is soon on the scene, but nothing is what it seems, and Bond finds he needs all his witsto negotiate thelabyrinth of double-crosses that will lead him to a bewildering showdown in aremotecorner of the Kowloon province of Hong Kong. There, with only thetrusted belt of secret weaponsspecially devised by Q branch, he has to fight aterrifying duel in the dark, with all the cards in the handsof his opponents.
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