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Hideous acts of terrorism begin to roll out across Britain and Bond finds himself in a race against time to track down the faceless criminal behind the horror. This is the 7th adventure for Bond in this John Gardner series and he will need all his wits and guile if he is to survive ...

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Scorpius by John Gardner

When the body of a mysterious woman is found to be carrying the phone number of James Bond, Bond is called in by M to help the investigation. But before he can even reach headquarters he is nearly run off the road in a high-speed motorway chase. Someone wants Bond dead. When Bond discovers that the woman was a member of a cult society known as The Meek Ones , with murky links to a wealthy arms dealer.

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 August 2012


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


256 pages


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