Thunderball

Thunderball

The first thrilling epic story in the SPECTRE trilogy

Summary



There's no better time to rediscover James Bond.

SPECTRE - the international terrorist organization led by Blofeld - is holding the world to ransom with two stolen nuclear weapons.

Operation Thunderball is launched to stop them, and, in a race against time, Bond travels to the Bahamas to uncover the stolen bombs before SPECTRE can put its deadly plan into action.

With less than a week to find the hidden weapons Bond must enter a world of fine yachts and casinos to infiltrate the secret operation and foil Blofeld.

'Bond is a hero for all time' Jeffrey Deaver

Reviews

  • A sensational imagination, informed by style, zest and above all knowledge
    Sunday Times

About the author

Ian Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London in 1908. His first job was at Reuters news agency after which he worked briefly as a stockbroker before working in Naval Intelligence during the Second World War. His first novel, Casino Royale, was published in 1953 and was an instant success. Fleming went on to write twelve other Bond books as well as two works of non-fiction and the children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Bond books have sold over sixty million copies and earned praise from figures such as Raymond Chandler who called Fleming ‘the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England’ and President Kennedy who named From Russia with Love as one of his favourite books. The books inspired a hugely successful series of film adaptations which began in 1961 with the release of Dr No, starring Sean Connery as 007. Fleming was married to Anne Rothermere with whom he had a son, Caspar. He died in 1964.
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