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Welcome Back Bond,
This review is from: Licence Renewed (Coronet Books) (Paperback)
Licence Renwed is the first Bond novel by John Gardner and it is nice to see Bond is back after a 13 year gap since Colonel Sun by Kingsley Amis.
This is a very good attempt by Gardner on a Bond novel, it was hard to take over from Fleming. The basic plot is that Bond is sent to investigate a certain Dr Anton Murik whoose project is to Blackmail major foreign powers with the threat of nuclear meltdown in six nuclear power plants around the world.
This novel is more like the films than Fleming's Bond novels, but it moves at a fast pace and is a good attempt at updating the series.