James Bond is up against a power-mad media mogul, in this story that ranges from the snowy Khyber Pass to a sea battle off the communist-controlled Hong Kong. And once more the stakes are high: only Bond can prevent the outcome a third world war.
As in the film, the plot is excellent. Immensely powerful media mogul Elliot Carver takes his obsession with World domination beyond "delivering tomorrow's news today" to more sinister places--not least playing off the Chinese and British in a series of military exchanges. James Bond crosses paths with an opposite and equally impressive agent of the Peoples Republic of China, Wai Lin, in Hamburg on Carver's trail, before the plot moves onto Saigon and the South China Sea. The interesting and exotic locations will be relished by Bond aficionados. Unlike the film, the novel relies on the strength of the characters of Wai Lin and Carver, rather than the slightly over-exuberant and brash action-packed scenes and froth, and it provides us with the opportunity to delve into the background of these impressive and well-rounded figures.
Even if you arrive at Tomorrow Never Dies after seeing the film, you are likely to get much more out of the printed adventure. --JulianBroster --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.