By Anthony Horowitz
In this explosive prequel to Casino Royale (the very first James Bond novel published in 1953), bestselling author Anthony Horowitz tells the story of the birth of a legend, 007. In the brutal underworld of the glossy French Riviera, it is time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. There are the usual beautiful women, a grotesque villain and evil henchmen, and loads of explosive action. But just because this book mimics the Bond formula doesn’t mean it’s formulaic. Horowitz has written an excellent, straight-ahead action thriller with well-drawn characters and enough twists and turns to keep readers on their toes and turning the pages. This book is the second commissioned by The Ian Fleming Estate after Trigger Mortis two years ago.
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