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From Russia with Love (James Bond) - Ian Fleming
From Russia with Love (James Bond)
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James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH in Ian Fleming’s masterful spy thriller, and the novel that President John F. Kennedy named one of his favorite books of all time. SMERSH stands for “Death to Spies” and there’s no secret agent they’d like to... show more
James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH in Ian Fleming’s masterful spy thriller, and the novel that President John F. Kennedy named one of his favorite books of all time. SMERSH stands for “Death to Spies” and there’s no secret agent they’d like to disgrace and destroy more than 007, James Bond. But ensnaring the British Secret Service’s most lethal operative will require a lure so tempting even he can’t resist. Enter Tatiana Romanova, a ravishing Russian spy whose “defection” springs a trap designed with clockwork precision. Her mission: seduce Bond, then flee to the West on the Orient Express. Waiting in the shadows are two of Ian Fleming’s most vividly drawn villains: Red Grant, SMERSH’s deadliest assassin, and the sinister operations chief Rosa Klebb—five feet four inches of pure killing power. Bursting with action and intrigue, From Russia with Love is one of the best-loved books in the Bond canon—an instant classic that set the standard for sophisticated literary spycraft for decades to come.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781612185477 (1612185479)
ASIN: 1612185479
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Pages no: 281
Edition language: English
Series: James Bond (Original Series) (#5)
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
3.0 From Russia With Love / Ian Fleming
Every major foreign government has a file on James Bond, British secret agent. Now, Russia's deadly SMERSH organization has targeted him for elimination - they have the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova. Her mission is to lure Bond to Istanbul and seduce him while her superiors handl...
Darth Pony
Darth Pony rated it
1.5 From Russia With Love
Oh dear. Where to start. Reading this book, I got the impression that the original manuscript Fleming turned in to his publisher was deemed too short, and subsequently Fleming was required to pad the word count with what is now erroneously referred to as “Part One: The Plan” (a more apt name would...
BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
0.5 From Russia with Love
"A blue and green dragon-fly flashed out from among the rose bushes at the end of the garden and hovered in mid-air a few inches above the base of the man’s spine. It had been attracted by the golden shimmer of the June sunshine on the ridge of fine blond hairs above the coccyx. A puff of breeze cam...
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream
Gurglings of a Putrid Stream rated it
3.0 Notes on From Russia With Love by Ian Fleming
* The fifth Bond book.* Second appearance of Mathis (briefly).* Though he doesn't realize it until very late in the book, Bond finally gets to go after SMERSH directly. I'm not giving anything away. The wonderful first third of the book takes us behind the scenes of SMERSH and lays out the plan to t...
Electric Library
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4.5 Review | From Russia with Love, Ian Fleming | 4.5 Stars
I love Ian Fleming. I really do. He’s got a gift for storytelling, he has the English language wrapped around his little finger, and perhaps most importantly, the man has an impeccable sense of style. That being said, From Russia with Love had a love to live up to. This book is undoubtedly a moder...
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