Remember when I said John once s freed up a Bond book by making it too mission impossible? Well there is intrigue here but it's handled better then icebreaker. Twist and turns but with logic and no cheesy twist for the sake of them. I particularly like bond slot in this, brave smart but finds himself in tough spots like always but it all feels familiar but fresh at the same time. Just behind a few other books from John and better then some fleming.
John Gardner has done it again. Bond finds himself outside the official ring of MI6 on this mission and I personally couldn't put the book down. Bond's clever planning and Q Branches gadgets come in handy in this story. Great plot and fun read earns my 5 Star review!
John Gardner writes a classic James Bond tale full of misdirection, mystery, intrigue, sexiness, and the stone cold nature of 007! I thoroughly enjoyed the story and would love to see Daniel Craig star in a version of this tale although the Cold War aspect provides challenges here. This is a great spy novel!