Moonraker Author:Ian Fleming It takes an extraordinary situation to get a member of the Secret Service assigned to a domestic case... agents such as 007 are trained exclusively for overseas assignments. But this is an extraordinary situation and James Bond draws the assignment... purely by luck. — Gambling at his chief's exclusive club, Bond finds himself playing against a ... more »man with red hair, florid skin and blazing eyes, Sir Hugo Drax. A self-made millionaire, patriot and public hero, Sir Drax has presented the government with the money and technical know-how to build a super atomic rocket. But he makes one mistake this night at the club... he cheats at cards. It's a simple failing but enough to lead Bond to discover that in spite of his fame, Drax has the background of a stranger--a man who has come from out of nowhere to build England a deadly weapon.
Who is Sir Drax? Why his sudden generosity? And is it a coincidence that the security officer assigned to Drax has been killed by one of the German technicians in a lover's quarrel? Or did the dead Major Tallon discover something? As Bond roars down the coast road towards Sir Drax's secret project, he knows that once he passes through the guarded gates, every man inside is a potential killer!« less