Live and Let Die Author:Ian Flemming James Bond, in one of his most spine-tingling assignments as a British secret agent, comes up against an archcriminal, the fabulous Mr. Big. Bond's orders from M. his chief, are simple - destroy Mr. Big. Carrying out this liquidation, however, is incredibly complicated, for Mr. Big is surrounded by a gang of hundreds of underlings in America. He... more » is head of the fearsome Black Widow Voodoo Cult and is a high-ranking member of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH.
Reason number one why the civilized world would breathe easier if Mr. Big were wiped out is money - money being used to finance the Soviet espionage system in America, very romantic money - gold coins, minted before 1650. These coins have begun to turn up in various places. The experts suspect that they were part of Morgan's treasure, taken from the pirate's hiding place in Jamaica that no one had ever located after more than three centuries of searching - except Mr. Big.
The trail takes Bond from the luxuries of New York's St. Regis Hotel to Harlem, where Mr. Big reigns like a king, and finally to Bloody Morgan's cave in Jamaica and a scene of utter horror in which some of the villains are not people at all, but savage creatures of the deep, lusting for human flesh.« less