Written by John Gardner
Publisher - Orion
The seventh James Bond thriller by John Gardner.
Special Branch are not usually interested in dead bodies found floating in the Thames – but this time the corpse is a beautiful young girl with an impeccable background. What’s more, she’s carrying Commander James Bond’s telephone number. Bond is intrigued. When he nearly dies in a suspicious accident on the way to the briefing he’s sure that there’s more than coincidence at play. It’s discovered that the girl was involved with a strange, quasi-religious sect. when it turns out that the sect has links with the shadowy Vladimir Scorpius, the game becomes deadly. Bond is pitted against one of the most fanatical and terrifying adversaries that he’s ever encountered.