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Licence Renewed by John Gardner

Licence Renewed

Part of the James Bond Series
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The first of John Gardner's novels featuring Ian Fleming's secret agent, from a writer described by Len Deighton as a 'master storyteller'. Terrorists and potential nuclear meltdown make this a brilliant opening shot in the series.

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

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Licence Renewed by John Gardner

Bond has been assigned to investigate one Dr. Anton Murik, a brilliant nuclear physicist who is thought to have been meeting with a terrorist known as Franco. Together they plan to hijack six nuclear power plants around the world and start a global meltdown, unless Bond can stop them...

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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2nd February 2012


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


272 pages


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