Ian Fleming traces the intricacies of counter-espionage with all the efficient authority of 007′s own secret reporters, Sunday Times
|The Property of a Lady|
|The Living Daylights|
|007 in New York|
The last collection of James Bond adventures from Ian Fleming, Octopussy and The Living Daylights features four tales of intrigue that push 007 to the limit and find the secret agent questioning where he can go from there…
In “Octopussy,” a former operative in the Second World War must face the consequences of past sins when James Bond knocks on the door of his Caribbean fortress, and in “The Property of a Lady” Bond deciphers the elaborate codes of a Sotheby’s bidding war in order to catch a KGB agent. “007 in New York” takes Bond to the titular city to warn an ex-agent of her boyfriend’s secret KGB affiliation. And “The Living Daylights” sends Bond to Berlin to protect a British agent before an assassin strikes.
Published posthumously, Octopussy and The Living Daylights marks Ian Fleming’s final contribution to the legacy of his iconic creation, 007 James Bond.
M looked coldly across the desk. It was going to be dirty work and Bond, because he belonged to Double O section, had been chosen for it. ‘You’ve got to kill this sniper. And you’ve got to kill him before he gets Agent 272. Is that understood?’
So, it was to be murder.