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on 21 December 2013
About six months after the end of Casino Royale. Bond is sent to the United States to investigate "Mr Big" like Le Chifre the villain from Casino Royale he is a member of SMERSH.

Mr Big is using gold coins that originate from treasure that goes back to the days of the pirate Henry Morgan to finance Soviet and his own ambitions in the United States. Alongside Mr Big is Miss Solitaire a fortune teller who Mr Big wants as his wife. Solitaire pleads and Bond agrees to take her away from Mr Big.

The story takes in New York, Florida and Jamaica. Along the way Bond is helped by Felix Leither the CIA man. Leither meets with some serious injuries. This leaves Bond alone to trace Solitaire who has been kidnapped by Mr Big's men from a motel in Florida.

On arrival in Jamaica Bond is helped by John Strangways and the Cayman Islander called Quarrel. Intelligence confirms that Solitaire is being held on Mr Big's yacht which has come to collect some more Gold coins.

Bond is captured and both him and Solitaire are reunited then are seconds away from meeting a nasty end when his prior calculations come good and justice is done.

I liked this. Yes it is dated but is a lot better than the 1973 film adaption which was around 20 years after the original book was published.
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on 27 March 2017
A quick easy read. It's a dated /non pc storyline but it's busy and it flows. Much adventure, friendship, an evil villain, sharks,gold and a one dimensional love interest. What more could you ask for.
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on 26 March 2017
Excellent story from my childhood. Ideas and language from an earlier age but still very enjoyable. Definitely worth a read.
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on 6 February 2017
Brilliant...The books offer a more realistic version of Bonds exploits than the films. I love all the films for what they are...but in the books Bond seems a more likeable character.
Read the books and rediscover 007.
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on 23 July 2017
seen the film but not read the book till now very good
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on 13 September 2017
Great gift for JB fan.
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on 28 April 2017
great
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on 15 April 2013
I hadn't read the original James Bond novels and thought I'd start with this one: wow, what a fantastic style this author has - lean, sharp and very punchy. Thoroughly enjoying this book and will certainly be reading others in the series!
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on 28 June 2017
It may be old, it may be racist, sexist and misogynistic but you just can't help but love it.
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on 30 August 2017
the book was in excellent condition and a great gift for a member of my family.
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