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Ian Fleming's Master Spy James Bond in License Renewed
Ian Fleming's Master Spy James Bond in License Renewed Author:John Gardner Bond is back and he's better than ever. Miss Moneypenny thinks so. And it's only a matter of time before Lavender Peacock, the beautiful ward of the Laird of Murcaldy, will heartily agree. Bond is drinking noticeably less these days; he's perhaps more diligent about exercise and has a special low-tar tobacco blended for his cigarettes at Morelan... more »ds of Grosvenor Street. But the 1980's have reached the department as well. Political restraints are squeezing in on service. The elite Double-O status, for example, conveying its authority to kill, is being abolished. But M takes little notice of these restrictions when it comes to Bond. In M's words,"There are moments when this country needs a troubleshooter- a blunt instrument- and by heaven it's going to have one." One of these moments has indisputably arrived.
There is something very anxious about the meeting between the international terrorist known as Franco and the renowned nuclear physicist, the Laird of Murcaldy. Someone must infiltrate the Laird's castle, and only Bond could so deftly extract an invitation on Gold Cup Day at Ascot. Then with Ruger Super Blackhawk .44 Magnum in its secret compartment and an impressive selction of Q's latest gadgetry ingeniously dispersed throughout his luggage, Bond points the Saab 900 Turbo toward the northwest Highlands and the fun begins.
John Gardner has brilliantly portrayed the most famous spy in the world as Bond pits his nerve and cunning against a dangerously deranged opponent- one prepared to sacrifice most of the Western world to prove that only he can make it safe from accidental nuclear holocaust.« less