Damian Stevenson's "The Ian Fleming Files: Operation Parsifal" follows up his first "Fleming" novel, "Operation Armada" with a twist. As the Allies are grinding towards victory in World War II, the British government learns of a plot by a cabal of German officers and industrialists to overthrow Hitler and replace him with a saner, more competent leader - and potentially prolong the war indefinitely. So, Ian Fleming, agent 17F, is dispatched on the strangest mission he could imagine: to save the life of the Fuhrer.
The book takes Fleming all across Europe, and eventually to a showdown in the heart of Africa as he attempts to infiltrate "Parsifal," the group that seeks to create a new and even deadlier fourth reich. Stevenson describes everything in loving detail, capturing the feel of the James Bond novels while at the same time laying the groundwork for his fictional Fleming to become their creator once the war is over.
Everything you'd expect in a Bond novel is here: girls, gadgets, Bondian quips, exotic locations and a memorable adversary. It's a lot of fun, and highly recommended.