This title comes with a new introduction by Susan Hill. 'For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth.' He's a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press.
So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming's third 007 adventure.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 06/09/2012
- Category: Espionage & spy thriller
- ISBN: 9780099576877
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Review by Bridgey
Bond's third outing under the pen of Fleming and I have to say each book gets better.Anyone familiar with the film will not find a lot in common here, there is no space battle or metal toothed baddy Jaws. However we do find the evil genius Hugo Drax and his Moonraker rocket a plan to devastate.It all starts off with M asking Bond to investigate Drax and his inexplicable winning streak at cards. Bond immediately falls foul of Drax good side and receives a deadly warning. At the moonraker plant a rocket has been developed to safeguard the UK’s future, Drax is the man behind the project and become a national heroes. However when a strange murders committed Bond is assigned in the dead mans place. Can he foil the plot with the help of the beautiful Gala Brand?A well written novel that allows the reader to see a different side to Bond than at the cinema. This is a gritty world where not even the great James Bond always gets the girl.