Synopses & Reviews
Bond watched her as she reached the edge of the tables and came up the aisle. It was hopeless. She was coming to meet someone her lover. She was the sort of woman who always belongs to somebody else. What damnable luck!
Before Bond could pull himself together, the girl had come up to his table and sat down. "I'm sorry I'm late. We've got to get moving at once. You're wanted at the office." She added under her breath: "Crash dive."
Sudden emergencies and beautiful girls who aren't quite what they seem and are the stock-in-trade of James Bond. And when 007 is on the case there's only one thing you can be sure of the result will be thrilling. Whether he's dealing with the assassination of a Cuban thug in America, the destruction of an international heroin ring, or sudden death in the Seychelles, Bond gets the job done. In his own suave and unmistakable style...
"Where's 007 now that we really need him? He's back with the old derring-do in Penguin's dazzling new reprints" The Washington Post
"Though a bit dated, the Bond outings are still fun reads great beach books..." Library Journal
"Bond is what every man would like to be and what every woman would like to have between her sheets." Raymond Chandler
The original James Bond adventure is presented in a classic, eye-catching package.
About the Author
Ian Fleming (19081964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.
Table of Contents
From a View to a Kill
For Your Eyes Only
Quantum of Solace
The Hildebrand Rarity