The first James Bond novel published after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964, this classic thriller follows James Bond on a mission to a small Aegean island to track down M’s kidnappersthe malign Colonel Sun Liang-tan and his ex-Nazi commander cohort, the deadly Von Richter.
Lunch, a quiet game of golf, a routine social call on M, who is convalescing in his Regency house in Berkshirethelife of secret agent James Bond has begun to fall into a pattern that threatens complacency, until the sunny afternoonwhen M is kidnapped and all of his house staff savagely murdered.
The action ricochets across the globe, but quickly enough lands Bond on a volcanic Greek island, where themalign Colonel Sun Liang-tan of the People's Liberation Army of China is collaborating with the ex-Nazi commander,Von Richter, in planning a world-dominating conspiracy. The stakes haveneverbeen higher, nor the dangers morecomplex. Bond’s alliesthe beautiful, brown-haired Greekagent,Ariadne Alexandrou; along with a tough-as-nails former World War IIresistancefighterare quickly neutralized by the venomous Colonel Sun. Alone and unarmed,faces off against these two nefariousvillains.
Stripped of all professional aids, James Bondfaces thedeadlydevices of Colonel Sun and his Nazi cohort in atest that brings him to the verge of his physical abilities.
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About the Author
Kingsley Amiswas an English novelist, poet, and satirist. He wrote more than twenty novels, six volumes of poetry, a memoir, various short stories, as wellas literary criticism. Amis has been called the finest Englishcomic novelistof the second half of the twentieth century. In 2008, theTimesof London ranked KingsleyAmis thirteenth on their list of the fifty greatestBritish authors since 1945. He is the father of British novelistMartin Amis. Kingsley Amis died in 1995.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bond, James Bond, is back and better than ever in this reprinting of Amis’ iconic book! My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my review copy of this book. You ladies rock! Amis takes on the mantle of Ian Flemming! The story is very much in the style that Flemming made famous! An adventure of James Bond that echoes the voice of his creator is a rare treat! I try not to give any spoilers, but this is a warning! The titular character is Colonel Sun Liang-tan, a tall Chinese Man who calls himself a special agent for the People’s Liberation Army. His unusual eyes suggest he might have European or American blood as well. He is the official interrogator of British or American prisoners… A meeting is planned between various Soviet and Chinese diplomats and generals. M has been drugged and kidnapped. Bond has escaped the same fate only by luck and training. You could cut the espionage with a knife! Of course, there is a Bond Girl in this story as well. Her name is Ariadne Alexandrou and she works for the USSR’s GRU division… The story is great Cold War fiction! I give it four stars… Quoth the Raven…