‘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? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventure.
Diamonds are Forever
‘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... Bond must infiltrate and destroy the criminal network of the Spangled Mob in Fleming’s fourth 007 adventure.
Fleming is splendid; he stops at nothing
James Bond is one of the most cunningly synthesized heroes in crime fiction
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.