As the eleventh book in Ian Fleming's Bond series begins, Commander James Bond, Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service, is on the verge of resigning from his post.
For the past year, he has done nothing but search for Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the supercriminal whose SPECTRE organization attempted to blackmail the world with stolen nuclear weapons, and he has come to the conclusion that the elusive mastermind is dead.
On vacation in France, Bond encounters a beautiful girl who, he believes, is preparing to commit suicide. Saving her, he discovers that her father is the head of the French Mafia, and the man has decided that he is now in Bond's debt. Asking the man if he can locate Blofeld, Bond is informed that the terrorist is somewhere in Switzerland.
Almost a month later, Bond is called to the College of Arms, where he learns that Blofeld, who is indeed in Switzerland, is attempting to claim the title of the Comte de Bleuville, claiming that his Polish ancestors migrated from France during the Revolution.
Going undercover as Sir Hilary Bray, a researcher in the College of Arms, Bond is taken to Blofeld's mountain stronghold, which doubles as a ski resort and an institute where allergies are cured via hypnosis.
There, he discovers that Blofeld's sinister scheme involves much more than simply stealing a title to which he has no claim. With the help of eleven beautiful, brainwashed girls, Blofeld plots to unleash biological weapons on the farms of Britain and irrevocably destroy the country's economy.
This report prepared by James Craver