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Role of Honour by John Gardner
  

Role of Honour

Part of the James Bond Series
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A scandal causes 007 to leave the British Secret Service to become a mercenary for SPECTRE... Gardner's stunning reinvention of Bond secured critical acclaim and blockbusting sales around the world. Role of Honour is the fourth book in the series.

If you like John Gardner you might also like to read books by Lee Child, Ted Bell and Robert Ludlum.

Synopsis

Role of Honour by John Gardner

'People notice things and word around Whitehall is that Commander Bond is living a shade dangerously - gambling, the new Bentley, er ...ladies, money changing hands ...' Following scandal and his shock resignation from Britain's Secret Intelligence Service James Bond becomes a gun for hire; able, and willing, to sell his lethal skills to the highest bidder. And SPECTRE, it seems, are eager to have the disgraced British super spy on their payroll. But before he can be fully embraced by his new employer - and deadliest enemy - 007 must first prove his loyalty. And in doing so he must threaten with nuclear annihilation everything he has fought his whole life to defend. Until honour is fully restored.

John Gardner's James Bond series:
1. Licence Renewed
2. For Special Services
3. Icebreaker
4. Role of Honour
5. Nobody Lives Forever
6. No Deals, Mr Bond
7. Scorpius
8. Win, Lose or Die

9. Licence to Kill
10. Brokenclaw
11. The Man from Barbarossa
12. Death is Forever
13. Never Send Flowers
14. Seafire

15. Goldeneye

16. Cold

About the Author

After Colonel Sun (1968) by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner was the next writer to be asked by Glidrose (now IFPL) to write further adventures of James Bond. He wrote, like Fleming, fourteen Bond books, plus novelisations of the films GoldenEye and Licence to Kill, from 1981 to 1996.

Before becoming an author of fiction in the early 1960s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer, a journalist and, for a short time, a priest in the Church of England. 'Probably the biggest mistake I ever made,' he says. 'I confused the desire to please my father with a vocation which I soon found I did not have.'

In all, Gardner had fifty-five novels to his credit - many of them best-sellers (his Maestro was a New York Times Book of the Year). Sadly John Gardner died on Friday 3rd August 2007. John was a highly respected and admired member of the Bond family and he will be greatly missed.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th May 2012

Author

John Gardner

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www.john-gardner.com/

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Publisher

Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd ) an imprint of Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
eBook Favourites

Thriller / suspense

ISBN

9781409135654

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