For Special Services

Gardner, John.

Verlag: Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1982
ISBN 10: 0224029347 / ISBN 13: 9780224029346
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1982. 254 pages. Green, pictorial dust jacket over black cloth.Firm binding. Moderate foxing, tanning and handling marks.Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces.Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing and wear over surfaces. Buchnummer des Verkäufers

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Inhaltsangabe: In For Special Services, Bond is on loan to the United States government, his partner none other than the tough and beautiful Cedar, daughter of 007 s old friend Felix Leiter. Their enemy? An old adversary, the legendary SPECTRE has reappeared. Bond and Cedar find themselves in some deadly and terrifying situations from skyjack to plunging elevator, from armies of killer ants in the Midwest to horror on a private monorail before they come face to face with the heir to Blofeld s iniquitous empire."

Rezension: James Bond's services are rarely short of special, but SPECTRE is rarely short of grisly surprises. A series of aeroplane hijacks and a note found on a murdered CIA agent's body suggest the unthinkable-- Blofeld and SPECTRE are back and threatening world security.

Teaming up with Cedar Leiter, the jaw- droppingly beautiful daughter of Felix, Bond is placed on Special Services to the US government with the task of infiltrating the organisation of Markus Bismaquer, suspected of collaborating with SPECTRE on "some kind of venture that may set the world ablaze". Bond and Cedar pose as art experts leaving the UK in a shower of publicity with six hitherto unknown, signed Hogarth prints. The cover is designed to win them an audience with Bismaquer whose weakness for art is legendary. When they are set upon shortly after arriving in New York, it seems that everything is going to plan.

Or is it? Gardner's second Bond novel has more twists than the thirty-foot python displaying its SPECTRE credentials in an opening scene. Even before Bond has left for America, Blofeld's announcement that, "I have personal scores to settle with Mr Bond. I have devised a method to deal with him--call it a lure if you like. If it has worked, soon we shall have the pleasure of Mr Bond's company on this side of the Atlantic", has the alarm bells ringing. The hunter may just have become the hunted.

For Special Services packs action and drama onto every page. It is closer to the Bond of the films than Fleming's blueprint, but what it sacrifices in subtlety, it makes up for in thrills and spills. --IainCampbell

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Titel: For Special Services
Verlag: Jonathan Cape Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: 1982
Einband: Hardcover
Zustand: Good

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Gardner, John
Verlag: Jonathan Cape Ltd (1982)
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Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1982. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. 1982. 254 pages. Green, pictorial dust jacket over black cloth. Firm binding. Mild tanning and handling marks. Slight bumping to corners with mild rubbing along edges and over surfaces. White marking at front. Unclipped jacket. Chipping and tears to spine ends and along edges with moderate rubbing and wear over surfaces. book. Artikel-Nr. 1457518728CEB

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Buchbeschreibung Jonathan Cape, 1982. 1st edition.. Imitation cloth, dj, G/G. 255pp, dustjacket complete but rubbed & creased, with a little loss to the tips of the corners, paper rather yellowed, old ink inscription, an attractive reading copy. The 2nd book by Gardner which resurected the James Bond 007 franchise in print. 375 grams. Artikel-Nr. 38804

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