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Published in 1957, Fleming's fifth 007 novel finds Bond enmeshed in a deadly game of cross and double cross. A beautiful Soviet spy. A brand-new Spektor cipher machine. Smersh has set an irresistible trap that threatens the entire Secret Service.
'We are here to find a target who will fulfil our requirements. Someone who is admired and whose ignominious destruction would cause dismay'
'Mr Fleming's tautest, most exciting and most brilliant tale' Times Literary Supplement
'Mr Fleming is in a class by himself...immense detail, eleaborate settings and continuallymounting tension, flavoured with sex, brutality and sudden death' -- Anthony Price
'Adds the pleasures of a credible plot to the excitement of extreme violence. Highly polished...irresistible' Sunday Times
Publication date: 06/09/2012
Publisher: Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage|
|Genres:||Action Adventure / Spy, Thriller / Suspense,|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|
Ian Lancaster Fleming was born in London on 28 May 1908 and was educated at Eton College before spending a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters news agency, followed by a brief spell as a stockbroker. On the outbreak of the Second World War he was appointed assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence, Admiral Godfrey, where he played a key part in British and Allied espionage operations. After the war he joined Kemsley Newspapers as Foreign Manager of the Sunday Times, running a network of correspondents who were intimately involved in the Cold War. His ...More About Ian Fleming