Moonraker Author:Fleming, Ian 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 ma... more »n with red hair, florid skin and blazing eyes, Sir Hugo Drax. A self-made millionaire, patriot and public here, 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 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