The Man With The Golden Gun by Ian Fleming
(James Bond Novels)

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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.

The text in this edition has been restored by the Fleming family company Ian Fleming Publications, to reflect the work as it was originally published.


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Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.
Published October 16, 2012 by Thomas & Mercer. 171 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Crime, Travel, Horror. Fiction

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But there can't be an all-bad Bond novel...Ah, no more asparagus with Bearnaise sauce, Mouton Rothschild '53, elegant Beretta .25, or '33 Bentley convertible, no more benzedrine bridge or baccarat, for 70 million francs, no more SMERSH or S.P.E.C.T.R.E., or even M.

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(This stunt is explored in the new-to-DVD television programme American Thrill Show, while Bond stunts in general are the subject of this DVD's thematic documentary, Double-0-Stuntmen.) Th...

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However, as Paul Simpson notes, this strip, in which Bond is feeling bored and insubordinate, would have fitted in better between Thunderball and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, during Bond's long and fruitle...

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