James Bond, Great Britain's top spy, has captured a member of the top-secret criminal organization called Quantum. Before he can get him to talk, however, one of his own partners kills the captive and tries to kill Bond, revealing the depths of Quantum. Bond traces this assassin's contacts to a hitman in Brazil, there to murder Camille Montes, the beautiful girlfriend of the wealthy and famous environmentalist, Dominic Greene. Greene, known to be distrusting, is the one who put the hit out on Camille. Bond discovers two key pieces of information about this estranged couple: Greene is helping a ruthless general in Bolivia stage a coup to grab power in the country, and Camille is the daughter of a family viciously murdered by said general. Bond rescues Camille and proceeds to follow Greene around Europe, eventually leading him to a performance of the opera Tosca, where many important members of Quantum have gathered to secretly meet via earpieces during the opera. Bond alerts them to his presence and begins snapping photos of the people who leave, the most likely suspects to be Quantum members, but when a man he's captured is killed by Quantum's men and Bond is framed for the murder, he must go on the run with Camille and continues to spy on Greene in a covert manner. When Bond and Camille unearth Greene's malevolent plan-- to dam up Bolivia's water supply and create a monopoly on water resources under his control-- he goes to Greene's meeting with the general to stop him, to allow Camille her chance for revenge, and to clear his name once and for all.
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Best part of story, including ending:
This is one of the best Bond movies ever made, with few frills or romantic subplots; it's wall-to-wall action, all of it spectacular.
Best scene in story:
The final battle sequence, with Camille fighting the general, Bond fighting Greene, and the hotel they're inside of blowing up one room at a time, is great suspense.
Opinion about the main character:
Bond is an iconic hero, because he's always a cool customer in the face of adversity, and he'll always risk his own life for a just cause.