Top critical review
2 people found this helpful
In jokes starting to spoil the story.
on 13 October 2012
After resurrecting SPECTRE John Gardner now brings back Bond's old enemy SMERSH.
To be honest it doesn't matter what Gardner calls them, the villains in these books are pretty interchangeable, in fact it seems on the names change.
And Gardner's decision to call one of the characters 'Semen' is either a poor joke or a huge oversight.
Like the majority of the Gardner Bond novels, this one is entertaining on a fairly low brow level.