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|5 JULY 2012
NO DEALS, MR. BOND - NEW UK EDITION (PAPERBACK)
|Publication of a new paperback edition of No Deals, Mr. Bond, John Gardner's sixth James Bond novel. The book is published by Orion Books in the UK.
Two female agents of Operation Cream Cake - double agents and honey traps against the KGB - are murdered. Bond must find the others and conduct them to safety before they meet a similar fate. In a race against time, Bond travels to Ireland and the KGB is soon on the scene. But all is not as it seems and soon Bond finds he needs all his wits to negotiate a labyrinth of double-crossing that is to lead him to a bewildering showdown in a remote corner of the Kowloon province of Hong Kong, where, weaponless, he is hunted by four assassins.
Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Orion Books
Retail price: £7.99
Dimensions: 198mm x 129mm x 129mm
About John Gardner:
After Colonel Sun (1968) by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner was the next writer to be asked by Glidrose (now IFPL) to write further adventures of James Bond. He wrote, like Fleming, fourteen Bond books, plus novelisations of the films GoldenEye and Licence to Kill, from 1981 to 1996.
Before becoming an author of fiction in the early 1960s John Gardner was variously a stage magician, a Royal Marine officer, a journalist and, for a short time, a priest in the Church of England. 'Probably the biggest mistake I ever made,' he says. 'I confused the desire to please my father with a vocation which I soon found I did not have.'
In all, Gardner had fifty-five novels to his credit - many of them best-sellers (his Maestro was a New York Times Book of the Year). Sadly John Gardner died on Friday 3rd August 2007. John was a highly respected and admired member of the Bond family and he will be greatly missed.
The Orion Publishing group re-released Gardner's first five James Bond titles, Licence Renewed, For Special Services, Icebreaker, Nobody Lives Forever and Role of Honour in a glorious hardback edition, featuring their original cover art in the summer of 2011. All fourteen of the Gardner titles will be released during 2012 starting in February, with his two film tie-in books GoldenEye and Licence to Kill scheduled for publication in November and August respectively. All his Bond titles are also available in the States from Pegasus Books.
Other recent editions of John Gardner's original James Bond novels which have been featured on FSWL are listed here.
For more information about John Gardner and his non-Bond works, visit the official website.
All John Gardner's James Bond novels featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Licence Renewed (first published in 1981)
>For Special Services (1982)
>Role Of Honour (1984)
>Nobody lives forever (1986)
>No Deals, Mr. Bond (1987)
>Win, Lose Or Die (1989)
>Licence to Kill (1990)
>The Man From Barbarossa (1991)
>Death is Forever (1992)
>Never Send Flowers (1993)
The new UK paperback edition of No Deals, Mr. Bond (2012). Many thanks to our friend and John's son, Simon Gardner.
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