Published in 1962, Ian Fleming's tenth 007 novel is a unique view of Bond through the eyes of a woman who loves him. Vivienne Michel is running away - from pain, from rejection, from humiliation. When she stumbles into a criminal plot, her life seems over...until a chance encounter with James Bond turns her world upside down.
This title comes with a new introduction by Douglas Kennedy. 'You take a wrong step, play the wrong card in Fate's game, and you're lost in a world you had never imagined, against which you have no weapons. No compass.'
'Ian Fleming keeps you riveted. His narrative pulls with the smooth power of Bond's Thunderbird' Sunday Telegraph
'Vivian Michel is far the most attractive of Bond's heroines to date' Sunday Times
'Imaginative and revealing... frightening... Fleming has succeeded in creating a true sense of terror... the most escapist fantasy of the series' -- Raymond Benson
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