From Russia with Love
‘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. In Fleming’s fifth 007 novel Bond finds himself enmeshed in a deadly game of cross and double cross.
‘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, in Fleming’s sixth 007 adventure.
Mr Fleming is in a class by himself…immense detail, elaborate settings and continually mounting tension, flavoured with sex, brutality and sudden death
Fleming, by reason of his plausibility, sense of pace, brilliant descriptive powers and superb imagination, provides sheer entertainment
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.