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Never Send Flowers [Kindle Edition]

John Gardner
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Four high-profile public figures have been assassinated in the space of a week. A fifth murder, which takes place in the Swiss Alps, brings 007 into the field and onto the case of MI5's now very much deceased, former agent. Not that MI6 is in the business of helping out "blundering" MI5--far from it, according to Sir Miles Messervy ("M").

To Bond's rotten luck, he is forced to work with an opposite number in the Swiss Intelligence Service--Frauleine Freddie von Grusse or simply "Flicka"- -a five foot eleven inch "sexual knockout". Not that Flicka is all legs and smiles--she also happens to be a very effective agent who travels with Bond through Switzerland, Germany and Milan on the trail of the assassins. The finale takes Bond to Eurodisney in Paris, where he faces the killer himself, mano e mano (shades of Scaramanga in The Man With Golden Gun?).

The strength of the main support characters, Flicka von Grusse and the furtive Dragonpol, an ex-actor who resides in a Castle in Rheineland, contribute significantly to the strength of this novel. The plot is an unusual one and somewhat slow to get off the ground, with Bond himself admitting that he is acting merely as a "super-detective" for much of the time. However, the finishing chapters are suitably interesting and make Never Send Flowers a worthy read for those who enjoy a hearty 007novel--despite its terrible title. --Julian Broster

Book Description

Official, original James Bond from a writer described by Len Deighton as a 'master storyteller'.

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In different corners of the world four high-profile figures are assassinated in less than a week. Nobody links the deaths but one thing is certain: each of them has been stalked, sought out and killed with care and preparation. Then a sinister connection is established: a single, blood-tipped rose is sent to each funeral and an unremarkable female agent is murdered in Switzerland.

When MI5 come to MI6 to ask for help M brings in his best. At first, a weekend abroad seems tempting to James Bond: especially when he's paired with Flicka von Grusse, a gorgeous Swiss intelligence officer. But this is a perilous assignment that starts with the mysterious actor David Dragonpol and leads them to Athens, Milan and on to EuroDisney ... and an explosive climax.

About the Author

John Gardner served with the Fleet Air Arm and Royal Marines before embarking on a long career as a thriller writer, including international bestsellers THE NOSTRADAMUS TRAITOR and THE GARDEN OF WEAPONS. In 1981 he was commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to revive James Bond in a brand new series of novels.
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