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Double Shot Hardcover – 1 Jun 2000

3.9 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: G P Putnam's Sons; Spine Lean edition (1 Jun. 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399146148
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399146145
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 2.5 x 23.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,446,266 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Amazon Review

Bond novels should have a greater freedom to explore 007's deeper psyche , free as they are from the rapacious demands of Hollywood. In Doubleshot, Raymond Benson delivers a vivid, tense view of a vengeance-obsessed Bond, injury-stricken and forced to confront his existence as a "blunt instrument of death". This is at the cost of the more traditional Bond set pieces; there are no Q-brand gizmo's or dizzying action sequences. Set mere weeks after High Time To Kill, Bond is forcibly off-duty, recuperating after facing The Union, yet hell-bent on avenging the death of his long time lover, exposed as a Union agent. Before you can say "personal vendetta", Bond straps on the Walther PPK and sets off to destroy his enemies. However, they are equally anxious to meet him, thanks to his involvement in an audacious plot to retake Gibraltar from Britain. Bond isn't the death-proof super-spy of old, instead he is afflicted with all-too-human injuries and plagued with doubts--both welcome and ignored. Benson ensures that such "weaknesses" are constantly pitted against Bond's superhuman tenacity and formidable murderous abilities: "He felt no remorse, but he felt no satisfaction either. He felt absolutely nothing ... and performed the task coldly and objectively." Even so, the anticipated action and ingenious gadgetry are conspicuous by their absence. Peeking into an intriguing and dark mindset, Benson accomplishes his mission with verve and efficiency. --Danny Graydon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Welcome back, Mr Bond. We've been waiting for you . . . Benson has gone back to Bondian basics in a fast-moving world of bedrooms, firm breasts, betting and bruises.' (Independent on Sunday)

Spectacular chases, gory killings and a spot of sado-masochism . . addicts of the genre will love it. (The Times)

Benson's faithful manipulation of Fleming's boilerplate formula will have Bond fans cheering. (Publishers Weekly on DOUBLESHOT)

If Bond is up your boulevard then this is for you (Bath Chronicle on DOUBLESHOT) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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