Fleming keeps you riveted, Sunday Telegraph
|First Published in 1965|
|Paco 'Pistols' Scaramanga|
|Jamaica and Caribbean|
|1974 - James Bond played by Roger Moore|
Bond may have a license to kill, but “Pistols” Scaramanga has a talent for it. He’s a KGB-trained assassin who’s left a trail of dead British Secret Service agents in his wake. His weapon of choice? A gold-plated Colt .45.
In the aftermath of his brainwashing by the Soviets, Bond is given one last chance to win back M’s trust: terminate Scaramanga before he strikes MI6 again. Traveling to Jamaica under an assumed name, Bond manages to infiltrate Scaramanga’s organization and soon discovers that the hit man’s criminal ambitions have expanded to include arson, drug smuggling, and industrial sabotage. Worst of all for Bond, Scaramanga has a golden bullet inscribed with the numbers 007—and he’s eager to put it to use.
Under the heat of the Caribbean sun, Bond faces a seemingly impossible task: win a duel against the Man with the Golden Gun.
‘Bond was a good agent once,’ said M. ‘There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be a good agent again. Get me the file on Scaramanga. If we can get him fit, that’s the right-sized target for 007.’
‘But that’s suicide, sir! Even 007 could never take him.’