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Never Dream Of Dying (Raymond Benson's Bond series Book 5)

Never Dream Of Dying (Raymond Benson's Bond series Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Raymond Benson
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Welcome back, Mr Bond. We've been waiting for you . . . Benson has gone back to Bondian basics in a fast-moving world of bedrooms, firm breasts, betting and bruises.' (Independent on Sunday)

Spectacular chases, gory killings and a spot of sado-masochism . . addicts of the genre will love it. (The Times)

Benson's faithful manipulation of Fleming's boilerplate formula will have Bond fans cheering. (Publishers Weekly on DOUBLESHOT)

If Bond is up your boulevard then this is for you (Bath Chronicle on DOUBLESHOT)

Book Description

Raymond Benson's fifth original James Bond novel is set in the south of France, where Bond defeats a vicious criminal - and harder still, an old friend turned enemy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 458 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Ian Fleming Publications; New Ed edition (1 Oct. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009K1P0XW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #104,920 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Raymond Benson's fifth James Bond continuation novel is the finale of "The Union Trilogy" in which Bond finally confronts his arch-enemy from the previous two novels, High Time To Kill and Doubleshot, Olivier Cesari aka Le Gerant, head of deadly terrorist organization, The Union.
A "New War" has broken out between The Union and the world's security forces. 007 and his old French ami, Rene Mathis botch a raid on the old Bisset film studios in Nice (suspected of being a front for arms dealings) resulting in the deaths of innocent people. Bond is transferred to another assignment but has to plead to stay on the trail of the Union. Mathis is suspended but continues to make his own personal efforts to track down Le Gerant. Their work meets to reveal that the Union is using notoriously successful film producer, Leon Essinger's next blockbuster, "Pirate Island" to launder funds and smuggle stolen explosives. After a clue garnered from Belmarsh Prison, Bond follows the trail to Paris and then the South of France where he eventually gets involved with Essinger's estranged spouse, the beautiful actress-model, Tylyn (rhymes with smilin') Mignonne, has a "formal" meeting with his ex-father-in-law, Marc Ange-Draco which in turn leads him to a duel of chemin de fer in the royal casino of Monte Carlo with a certain Pierre Rodiac. Soon Bond is performing his own stunts on the ocean-bound set of Pirate Island off the coast of Corsica and tracking down his prey in the haunting paisan terrain of rustic Corsica before the full threat is revealed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Benson's brilliant Bond book 30 May 2001
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This is a really exciting, unputdownable page-turner and a worthy addition to the Bond canon. I read some of the original Bond books years ago and this is as good as, or better than, any of them. I hadn't realised Bond books were still being produced until I came across this on a trip to the States. The books starts with an exciting set-piece that would make a great pre-title sequence for a Bond movie. From then on, the action and suspense never lets up. The villains are fascinating and scary, particularly 'Le Gerant' and 'the Union'. The action moves around the South of France, including trips to Corsica, Monte Carlo and Cannes. There's an intriguing romantic strand, with Bond getting entangled with the beautiful actress Tylyn Mignonne. And interesting insights into the mind of Bond - his attitudes to his job and even his feelings of guilt when innocents get involved. Overall, it's a really good read and I'm sure it would make a great film too. The back of the book has a mysterious reference to a website that's also quite intriguing... I visited and found a difficult puzzle. So that's worth a visit too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent entry by Benson! 27 April 2001
By A Customer
I read "Never Dream of Dying" in two short days. I couldn't put it down. More than the other "continuation" authors, Raymond Benson captures the spirit of Ian Fleming's James Bond. He doesn't write like Fleming, but somehow he nails Fleming's character. The plot here is a thrilling conclusion to the "Union trilogy" (which began in "High Time to Kill and continued in "Doubleshot") but you don't need to have read those two to enjoy this one. Le Gerant is a great villain, and "Never Dream of Dying" boasts some terrific locations in Cannes and Corsica. It would make a great film, if only EON Productions would wake up and pay attention.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Different Look At Bond 26 Jun. 2001
Having just completed reading Never Dream Of Dying, I can honestly say that in my view, it is Benson's best submission since he entered the realm of 007. I say this for a variety of reasons. First off, some parts of the story are reminiscent of my all time favorite, "Thunderball" and secondly, he resurrects some old familiar characters that needed revisiting. One old aquaintance in particular is reconciled. Thirdly, you will see a different side of 007 that aptly shows how carelessly vulnerable even the great James Bond can become when mortalized with an affair of the heart.The story successfully closes out the "Union" trilogy and teases the reader with a hook that will take us to the next adventure. In conclusion, I would very much like to see some sort of screen adaptation to this storyline. To the Brocolli's...GO AND GET THIS ONE!
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4.0 out of 5 stars This really is Bond and beyond� 27 Jun. 2001
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007 finally comes face to face with Le Gérant, the blind criminal genius who heads The Union crime syndicate. The meeting does not disappoint. Raymond Benson's writing is stylish and assured. It seems that he has deliberately attempted to push back the boundaries of the conventional Bond novel - the sex scenes are more explicit than any of their predecessors, the torture scenes more graphic. In-jokes sit comfortably alongside brutal violence. Benson's Bond is ruthless and resourceful, which is just the way we like him. Nothing is sacrosanct, and there are plenty of thrills and a few surprises before the end. Highly recommended, but let me give you a word of warning - if you like rats then there is one scene that will probably upset you!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly addictive
Excellent writer who keeps you hooked right to the end. Benson really captures the true essence of Bond each every fast paced book.
Published 8 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Looking forward to reading this novel
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Edward Devlin
1.0 out of 5 stars Bond?
I know why Fleming was so successful now
Published 5 months ago by Pete Rowan
2.0 out of 5 stars Average
In my opinion James Gardner much better Fleming 'substitute'. It is not terribly well written although story idea is fine.
Published 10 months ago by A. Neave
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. BOND at his best
Will he or won't he return that is the question?
Never trust family they may just destroy you
Would make a great film
Published 14 months ago by dennis mills
4.0 out of 5 stars twisted
Knew there would be a twist, somewhere . its a back to basics in the Bond books missing some others I have read
Published 18 months ago by weatherwax
4.0 out of 5 stars benson at his best
when i first read raymond benson books , i was doubtful if they could surpass ian flemming dynasty , but since then i am hooked and read them over and over again on numerous... Read more
Published 18 months ago by richard surman
4.0 out of 5 stars James Bond against Union Corse
This kindle version shows James Bond against his old enemies Union Corse who we first met in "On her Majesty. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Nick
3.0 out of 5 stars Nightmare Territory
Benson's 5th novel and the conclusion of the Union Trilogy sees yet another change in tone. After the dynamic High Time To Kill (James Bond 007) (1999) and the dark Doubleshot... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Amon Avis
4.0 out of 5 stars "Never Dream of Dying, Mr Bond. It Just Might Happen ... "
This is the third novel in "The Union Trilogy" and Bond's assignment is focused on the film industry. Read more
Published on 2 Aug. 2009 by David
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