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Solo A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
  

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William Boyd is a self-avowed James Bond nut and this shines through in the latest of the revived Bond franchise. This isn’t the up to date Bond of the movies but the sixties Bond of Fleming’s books and the detail of the character and the period are impressive. However it’s considerably less pacy than one might want or expect in a 007 thriller and unless you’re a serious fan of Boyd or Fleming you may find yourself frustrated.

If you like William Boyd you might also like to read books by Ian Fleming, Alan Hollinghurst and Philip Hensher.

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Synopsis

Solo A James Bond Novel by William Boyd

This is the Sunday Times Bestseller. It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Reviews

A terrific twisting thriller - Sunday Times

William Boyd brings back the real Bond, triumphantly - Daily Mail

About the Author

William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of eleven novels including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet and adapted into a Channel 4 drama; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection; Ordinary Thunderstorms and, most recently, the Sunday Times bestseller, Waiting for Sunrise. William Boyd lives in London and France.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st May 2014

Author

William Boyd

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Author's Website

www.williamboyd.co.uk/
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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense
James Bond
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Espionage & spy thriller

ISBN

9780099578970

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