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M's funeral.

One man missing from the graveside.

The traitor accused of his murder.

Bond.

Behind the Iron Curtain, a group of former Smersh agents want to use the British spy in an operation that will change the balance of world power. Bond is smuggled into the lion's den—but whose orders is he following, and will he obey them when the moment of truth arrives?

In a mission where treachery is all around and one false move means death, James Bond must grapple with the darkest questions about himself. But not even he knows what has happened to the man he used to be.

Discover the latest chapter in the world of 007, brought thrillingly to life by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz.

©2022 Anthony Horowitz (P)2022 Penguin Audio

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"Ian Fleming would be proud." (Guardian)

"A worthy successor to Ian Fleming, putting 007 back in his true domain." (The Scotsman)

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007 is back

M is dead and James Bond killed him and flees to Russia
Set two weeks after the man with the golden gun this is a classic Bond which will please readers old and new
I listened to this book in one sitting highly recommended

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Bond goes low key

Anthony Horowitz continues Bond's adventures after the events of The Man with the Golden Gun {Book}. The story is low-key but Flemingesque. I was disappointed with the ending as it seemed another outcome had been teased earlier in the story. Rory Kinnear does a great job bringing the world to life.

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Don’t go here!!!!

This is the first time I have EVER submitted a negative review. This book is pure misery! I just can’t understand why it goes into the depths of despair rather than make the reader enjoy it. As for the narrator......he maybe an acclaimed actor, but I don’t think he’s taken the trouble to watch any of the Bond films. He voices M with a high pitched stacatto voice SO far removed from Bernard Lee as to be insulting. I wanted to enjoy this but hated it. Sorry Mister Horowitz.

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Disappointed

I am usually a fan of Anthony Horowitz but I am deeply disappointed by this book - so much so I gave up very early into it. I feel I wasted a credit on this one.

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excellent pace, good writing

very listenable. intriguing from the very start, with lots of the familiar and fun bond tropes. some seems were drawn extremely vividly - I could imagine a film playing out in my mind, so clear were the description of the surroundings and the sense of danger.

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Pure Bond .

Fantastic book . Real Fleming Bond credit to Anthony Horowitz as it kept me enthralled from the minute I started right to the end . Will look forward(hopefully)to the next instalment!

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Excellent book, excellent narration.

Having listened to Rory Kinnear read Horowitz's Hawthorne books and although not being an Ian Fleming fan, given my appreciation of both Horowitz and Kinnear as narrator, thought I would give this a go and was not at all disappointed. Great fun! Not silly but very amusing in parts but also a very good spy thriller.

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Huge let down

A facile and improbable plot with a predictable outcome and which relies on unlikely scenarios to help the story limp along. Thanks

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Superb

Really enjoyed this. From Rory I’d reading to the excellent flow of the story, I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. Had the feel of From Russia with Love, true to the Fleming novels. It feels like it is Connery walking throught the story. Sad to hear that Anthony H is not writing any more Bond novels as they have been excellent

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A.H top writer.

Once I started I couldn't stop.
Horowitz is a good choice to carry the J Bond mantle.