It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his 45th birthday, James Bond - British special agent 007 - is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime.
Bond's arrival in Africa marks the start of a feverish mission to discover the forces behind this brutal war - and he soon realizes the situation is far from straightforward. Piece by piece, Bond uncovers the real cause of the violence in Zanzarim, revealing a twisting conspiracy that extends further than he ever imagined.
Moving from rebel battlefields in West Africa to the closed doors of intelligence offices in London and Washington, this novel is at once a gripping thriller, a tensely plotted story full of memorable characters and breathtaking twists, and a masterful study of power and how it is wielded - a brilliant addition to the James Bond canon.
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Very good, in the true spirit of Fleming
Yes, if you are a true Bond Person this is a good one.
Character development, Bond at 45 years old faces his age, turning a chapter in his life.
Paying attention to detail and "connecting the DOS". Writing a Plausible scenario and not interjecting implausible persons or acts.
Last chapter, Bond comes clean and is off for another adventure.
He should be charged with writing another Bond book.