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Founder Member [Kindle Edition]

John Gardner
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Book Description

Deep in the heart of London a secret meeting is taking place.

Drastic plans are being put into action.

But Boysie Oakes, the suave, womanising special agent for British Intelligence, is unaware of the events unfolding around him - and is revelling in being free from the treacherous clutches of Special Security.

Boysie, his former boss Mostyn and Charlie Griffin, have set up their own Security Service, GRIMOBO.

Their first assignment has brought them to New York and Boysie has snatched a vacation at Cape Kennedy.

Life is looking up.

But, of course, something has to go wrong. It's just a small thing. Some light-fingered swine makes off with a Saturn V rocket.

What's more, Boysie seems to have disappeared too.

The same thieves that wanted the rocket want Boysie. For a change, though, they want him alive. Very much alive.

And totally functional.

Boysie’s holiday turns out to be the trip of a lifetime and he ends up travelling further than he ever expected. But all is not lost as of course a beautiful woman is also along for the ride.

And Boysie Oakes is about to be plunged into the most dramatic adventure of his career.

'Cool polished story-telling with all the sexy sidelines in the best James Bond tradition' Evening Standard

Before coming an author of fiction in the early 1960’s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer and a journalist. In all Gardner has fifty-four novels to his credit, including Maestro, which was the New York Times book of the year. He was also invited by Ian Fleming’s literary copyright holders to write a series of continuation James Bond novels, which proved to be so successful that instead of the contracted three books he went on to publish some fourteen titles, including Licence Renewed and Icebreaker. Having lived in the Republic of Ireland, the United States and the UK, John Gardner sadly died in August of 2007 having just completed his third novel in the Moriarty trilogy, Conan Doyle’s eponymous villain of the Sherlock Holmes series.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 675 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (28 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KN6V07I
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #68,804 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good series. Great central character. 1 July 2014
By charlie
Format:Kindle Edition
The Boysie Oakes books are a mix of James Bond and Flashman. Have read a couple now and Founder Member is a good a place to start as any. You need to have a sense of humour and appreciation that books are now period pieces, but otherwise do dive in and enjoy them. For fans of more serious spy books though I'd recommend le Carre, Henry Porter and also Gardner's Secret Houses trilogy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 24 Sept. 2014
By Merlin
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was nice to revisit this old friend
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good spoof 28 Feb. 2015
By Al
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A good spoof - easy and enjoyable reading just like the other Boysie Oakes I have read. Not John Gardner's greatest work but certainly not bad.
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