May. 1, 2018

Bond, James bond

Colonel Sun: A James Bond Adventure by Kingsley Amis

Bond, James Bond, is back and better than ever in this reprinting of Amis’ iconic book!

My thanks to my contacts at Pegasus Books, Iris Blasi, Katie McGuire, and Maia Larson, for my review copy of this book. You ladies rock!

Amis takes on the mantle of Ian Flemming! The story is very much in the style that Flemming made famous! An adventure of James Bond that echoes the voice of his creator is a rare treat!

I try not to give any spoilers, but this is a warning!

The titular character is Colonel Sun Liang-tan, a tall Chinese Man who calls himself a special agent for the People’s Liberation Army. His unusual eyes suggest he might have European or American blood as well. He is the official interrogator of British or American prisoners…

A meeting is planned between various Soviet and Chinese diplomats and generals. M has been drugged and kidnapped. Bond has escaped the same fate only by luck and training. You could cut the espionage with a knife!

Of course, there is a Bond Girl in this story as well. Her name is Ariadne Alexandrou and she works for the USSR’s GRU division…

The story is great Cold War fiction! I give it four stars…

Quoth the Raven…

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