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Bond lives again,
This review is from: Devil May Care (James Bond) (Hardcover)James Bond lives again under the pen of Sebastian Faulks as Ian Fleming . Faulks takes over Fleming's mindset in writing what Bond gets up to next. This book is set in the Sixties, though there are few references to it apart from the very beginning of the book. This book is relevant and could be set in the `here and now'.
Bond is `resting', but is called back into using his double O status. A British hating, though British educated megalomaniac, Gorner is preparing to flood the world with a drug; heroin. In particular Britain and bring it down to third world status by the end of the century. Enter Bond with a mission and also a woman, his weakness. As anyone knows this is the Achilles heel of Bond and Faulks uses it effectively in Devil May Care. Scarlett, a Parisian banker knows about Gorner as her sister has been held captive by him for a number of years as her addiction to heroin has taken over her life. Bond now has two reasons to fight for a woman and Britain.
Everything that you want in a Bond novel, the scenery is spectacular, the fights and confrontations are realistic, and the wit of Bond and the adventure is epic. The novel had me on the edge of my seat, as I needed to find out how Bond was going to survive and get the result needed. (You know it is going to happen but the great thing about this book is that it puts doubt in your mind). It captured me from the beginning and I was drawn into the book as I would a Bond Film. (This is better than a film, but I would like to see the film version of the book - if they decide to make one).
If you are a Bond fan, then read the book, this was Fleming. I have read other Faulks novels and I actually forget that this was him and not Fleming. I have only read one of Ian Fleming's novels, Casino Royale and this has made me want to go back and read the others.
Bond is Back.