Diamonds are Forever (James Bond)
An international diamond-smuggling pipeline has opened up and the British Treasury wants to know who’s controlling it. Impersonating a captured courier named Peter Franks, Bond infiltrates the criminal ring and finds an unlikely ally in Tiffany Case, a gorgeous American with a dark past. As... show more
An international diamond-smuggling pipeline has opened up and the British Treasury wants to know who’s controlling it. Impersonating a captured courier named Peter Franks, Bond infiltrates the criminal ring and finds an unlikely ally in Tiffany Case, a gorgeous American with a dark past. As the ring’s stateside go-between, she may be just another link in the chain, but Tiffany is also Bond’s best shot at finding the elusive figure at the head of the operation—a syndicate boss known only by the initials “ABC.” But if Bond’s cover gets blown, he’ll find that the only thing harder than a diamond is surviving the payback of a pair of murderous henchmen. With a sparkling trail of smuggled gems as bait, Diamonds Are Forever leads Bond on a globe-hopping mission where deadly assassins lurk behind every corner.
Publish date: October 16th 2012
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages no: 245
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#4)
This fourth Bond adventure was so much fun that I never found myself making movie comparisons. In my mind, Bond was once again played by a young Hoagy Carmichael, and Kidd and Wint bore a simultaneously hilarious and disturbing resemblance to Penn and Teller. From the locations to the horse racing t...
"Slowly the sting slid home into its sheath and the nerves on the poison sac at its base relaxed. The scorpion had decided. Greed had won over fear." I won't copy all of the opening scene of Diamonds Are Forever, but this is one of the reasons why I keep reading this series - Fleming's ability to ...
I've been spending the evening – and much of the night! – with James Bond again. This time it was Diamonds are Forever, the third of the original novels that I have read since reviewing James Bond: The Authorised Biography on this site. I talked about the sexism and the racism in earlier reviews. ...
* The fourth Bond book.* Third appearance of Leiter.* Bond starts the book by telling M that America is a civilized country, then spends the rest of it proving otherwise.* He's up against the Spangler Gang here, the Mob. Not really his cup of tea and he knows it. So did I. The Mob is beneath Bond.* ...
Bond is investigating a diamond smuggling ring. Shades of the film of the same name, but they changed a number of things. As usual with Bond adaptations, the book outshines the film again.