There's no better time to rediscover James Bond.
Escape with the nation's favourite spy in the addictive first novel in Ian Fleming's classic series.
Le Chiffre is a businessman with expensive tastes, and SMERSH's chief operative in France. But as his dissolute lifestyle threatens to ruin him, his only hope is to risk his paymasters' money at the card table.
James Bond, the finest gambler in the service, has a deadly new mission: to outplay Le Chiffre and shatter his Soviet cell.
Amidst the opulence of Casino Royale, the two men face each other for a game with the highest stakes of all.
'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver
Bond is a hero for all time
Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of narrative art…the reader has to go on reading
With dozens of Bond novels as well as the original Ian Fleming books, scholars have been trying to work out the best way to read 007 for decades. Here's the definitive run-down.