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Casino Royale
James Bond of the British Secret Service, MI6, is told that a member of SMERSH, a Russian government agency dealing with the assassination of enemy spies, who lives in France, has run into trouble with his organisation for lavish spending of his assigned funds. His name is Le Chiffre and he will be trying to win back money in the casinos of Royale-Les-Eaux. James Bond, the best gambler in MI6 is assigned to play against Le Chiffre at the gambling table a...
Diamonds are Forever
As the fourth novel in Ian Fleming's James Bond series opens, a packet of diamonds leaves the deserts of Sierra Leone, the opening of a smuggling scheme that stretches from Africa to London and across the Atlantic Ocean to America, an operation that is costing the British government two million pounds every year. Called in on the case is James Bond, Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service. Bond's mission is simple: infiltrate the ring and dismantle ...
Doctor No
As Ian Fleming's sixth Bond novel begins, Commander Strangways, the local station chief of Her Majesty's Secret Service in the Caribbean, and his secretary are slain by a group of efficient assassins. Their files are burnt and their bodies are made to disappear. Sent out to investigate the case is Commander James Bond, codename 007. Still recuperating from his recent encounter with a Russian assassin's poisoned blade, Bond is being sent on what everyo...
From Russia, with Love
Fleming's fifth entry in the Bond series opens in a gray building in communist Moscow, where the Russian assassination group known as SMERSH has hatched a plot to kill an agent of the British Secret Service, humiliate him and his organization across the world, and eliminate the top cipher decryption specialists in the West. The plotters are Colonels Kronsteen and Klebb, the master chess-player and the sadistic female torturer who are the brains behin...

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Goldfinger
As the seventh novel in Ian Fleming's Bond series opens, Commander James Bond, Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service, sits in a Miami airport waiting to fly home from his most recent assignment. When his plane is delayed for 48 hours, Bond accepts an offer from a wealthy acquaintance to investigate whether or not the man is being cheated at cards. The pay for this small service is to be 10,000 pounds. The man is playing cards with Auric Goldfin...
Live And Let Die
James Bond arrives in America getting red carpet treatment from the CIA. He is pleasantly surprised to learn that his CIA companion on this mission will be his friend Felix Leiter. His mission is to investigate Mr. Big: A member of the Russian Counter-Espionage Agency, SMERSH. He is an American who has risen up to the top of organised crime. James Bond's superior, M, informs him that ancient treasure from the lost hoard of the pirate, Bloody Morgan, are ...
Moonraker
James Bond of MI6 must assists his boss in nailing a cheat at Blade's, an exclusive card game club. The cheat is one Hugo Drax and he has just given a gift to the British Government. One worth millions of pounds: a spacerocket named The Moonraker. Bond begins to worry: if Drax cheats at cards then what else does he cheat at? Perhaps there is more to the Moonraker than meets the eye......
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
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 encou...
The Man with the Golden Gun
As the thirteenth and final book in Ian Fleming's Bond series begins, James Bond, former agent of Her Majesty's Secret Service, returns to London under mysterious circumstances. Having last been seen as a presumed-dead amnesiac heading toward the Russian city of Vladivostok in search of his past, Bond now seems to be in possession of all of his faculties. Once he is granted an interview with M., however, he begins to rant about the greatness of communis...
The Spy Who Loved Me
Vivienne Michel is the first-person narrator of this novel, which makes this her story, not James Bond's. The novel starts with her on the run from a series of romantic and employment failures. As a stopgap, she takes the job of closing an isolated motel that has gone out of business. When two Mafia-type criminals arrive to burn down the motel so that its owners may collect insurance money, Vivienne is terrified. She is abused by her captives, who, s...

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Thunderball
As the ninth novel in Fleming's Bond series opens, Commander James Bond, Agent 007 of Her Majesty's Secret Service, is being sent to a rural clinic called Shrublands, having been found to be unfit after his most recent physical. The purpose of the clinic and its "nature-cure" is to bring Bond back to full health, but events conspire to prevent this. Having become inquisitive about a fellow patient, Bond discovers that the man is a member of a criminal...
You Only Live Twice
As the twelfth novel in Ian Fleming's Bond series opens, Commander James Bond, Agent 007 on Her Majesty's Secret Service, is on the verge of being dismissed from his post. Nine months after his wife's death at the hands of terrorist super-gangster Ernst Stavro Blofeld, he is still a nervous wreck and has failed in his past two missions. Persuaded to send Bond on one last mission to prove his worth to the Service, M. assigns 007 to travel to Japan to p...


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