Trigger Mortis : A James Bond Novel Hardback
Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.
It's 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox.
By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. And SMERSH is back. The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe.
But it's Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH's driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Jai Seong Sin.
Soon Bond is pitched into an entirely different race with implications that could change the world.
Thrown together with American agent, Jeopardy Lane, Bond uncovers a plan that will bring the West to its knees in a heart-stopping climax. Welcoming back familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny, international bestselling author Anthony Horowitz ticks all the boxes: speed, danger, strong women and fiendish villains, to reinvent the golden age of Bond in this brilliantly gripping adventure. TRIGGER MORTIS is also the first James Bond novel to feature previously unseen Ian Fleming material.
This is James Bond as Fleming imagined him.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 08/09/2015
- Category: Espionage & spy thriller
- ISBN: 9781409159131
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Review by aadyer
An interesting premise with original material from Fleming himself, this was always going to be an interesting read. Taking Bond back to his 1950's heyday has been refreshing, accurate and in the main, very much in the vain of Fleming's original vision. I'd agree with others that the villain is not as colourful as some of the Bond villains, but the plot, the premise and the action is very like Fleming and is quite authentic. This isn't going to be canon for everyone, but it's a very sound effort and well worth a look for the fan and the casual reader alike. He he original screen play by Fleming in the back also makes for interesting and intriguing reading