In Raymond Benson's chilling new James Bond novel, 007 comes face to face at last with the most cunning criminal mastermind he has ever fought-the blind genius behind the brutal organization called the Union. It begins at a movie studion in Nice, where a police raid goes horribly wrong, with innocent men, women and children killed. It continues in an English prison, where a corpse discloses an intriguing secret about the Union. The trail leads James Bond to Paris, where he meets the tantalizing movie star Tylyn Mignonne and embarks on a voyage of sensual discovery. But Tylyn is in mortal danger. Her former husband, a volatile French film producer, has not forgiven his glamorous ex-wife for ending their troubled marriage-and he is connected to the Union's thugs. Meanwhile Bond's friend Mathis, a French agent, has disappeared while tracking down the Union's mysterious leader, Le Gerant. Bond's search for Mathis takes him to a thrilling underwater brush with death, a chase through the Corsican wilderness, a surprise encounter with an old friend-and a final confrontation with a twisted criminal genius.
Raymond gives an overview of the book:
RAYMOND BENSON. Between 1996 and 2002, Raymond was commissioned by the James Bond literary copyright holders to take over writing the 007 novels. In total he penned and published worldwide six original 007 novels (including ZERO MINUS TEN, NEVER DREAM OF DYING, THE MAN WITH...