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'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?'
|Publication date:||6th September 2012|
|Publisher:||Vintage Classics an imprint of Vintage|
|Primary Genre||Espionage and Spy Thriller|
'The purest Fleming... the most artfully bold, dizzyingly poised thriller of the decade' New York Herald Tribune, 1958
'Masterful...beautifully written' -- Raymond Chandler
'Fleming, by reason of his plausibility, sense of pace, brilliant descriptive powers and superb imagination, provides sheer entertainment' Spectator
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