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For Special Services (1982) by John Gardner - the 2020 edition

By: FSWL team
For Special Services by John Gardner 2020 edition
Great news for readers of John Gardner's James Bond novels as Orion Books has published a brand-new paperback edition of his second 007 novel, For Special Services, originally published in 1982. Gardner was described by Len Deighton as a ‘Master Storyteller’ and we couldn't agree more.

In this heart-stopping thriller, James Bond teams up with CIA agent Cedar Leiter, to investigate a dangerous criminal, suspected of reviving the notorious organisation SPECTRE. The organisation was believed to have been disbanded years earlier following the death of its leader, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, at the hands of Bond (in Ian Fleming's 1964 novel You Only Live Twice), but it seems that this is far from true.

Bond discovers that the revitalised SPECTRE has the most devastating, world-threatening plans: to gain control of America’s military space satellite network.

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