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Solo A James Bond Novel by William Boyd
  

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1969. A veteran secret agent. A single mission. A licence to kill. James Bond returns.

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Synopsis

Solo A James Bond Novel by William Boyd

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond’s renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.

Reviews

'Anyone wishing this autumn to enjoy the Cold War with the assurance of a happy ending should seek out William Boyd's new James Bond novel, Solo, in which 007 is dispatched to West Africa and the fictitious country of Zanzarim, where he finds himself in the midst of a civil war.' -- Stephen McGinty, Scotsman

'Sebastian Faulks was the first author invited to pen a new Bond story.and Jeffrey Deaver the second. Now William Boyd has had a go, setting his story in 1969 and launching the spy on yet another mission. Essentials The man with the golden gun is back in William Boyds new novel paying tribute to the late great Ian Fleming.' -- Scott McMullon, So So Gay

'Events in Africa in 1969 drive 45-year-old James Bond to embark on an unauthorized solo mission in America, for which he's prepared to accept the consequences. 007 is back!' -- Fanny Blake, Woman and Home

About the Author

William Boyd

William Boyd is the author of eleven novels including A Good Man in Africa, winner of the Whitbread Award and the Somerset Maugham Award; An Ice-Cream War, winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize; Brazzaville Beach, winner of the James Tait Black Memorial Prize; Any Human Heart, winner of the Prix Jean Monnet and adapted into a Channel 4 drama; Restless, winner of the Costa Novel of the Year, the Yorkshire Post Novel of the Year and a Richard & Judy selection; Ordinary Thunderstorms and, most recently, the Sunday Times bestseller, Waiting for Sunrise. William Boyd lives in London and France.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th November 1999

Author

William Boyd

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Author's Website

www.williamboyd.co.uk/
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Format

Hardback

Categories

Action Adventure / Spy
Thriller / Suspense


ISBN

9780224097475

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