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Solo By William Boyd (US Paperback)

By: Anders Frejdh
Solo James Bond novel US paperback 2014
The US paperback of the latest James Bond novel, Solo by William Boyd, is published on June 3, 2014. (The UK paperback is published on May 1, 2014.)
From Sweden with Love was invited to the launch (and release party) of 'Solo' at The Dorchester in London on 25th September 2013. Read our report from the launch.
"It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge. A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors. Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment."

Read a great review of Solo by our good friend John Cox at The Bond Bond.

Book details:
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062223135
ISBN-13: 978-0062223135

Editor's note:
William Boyd is the third author in recent years to be invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write an official Bond novel, following in the footsteps of the American thriller writer Jeffery Deaver, who wrote Carte Blanche in 2011, and Sebastian Faulks who wrote Devil May Care that was published to mark Ian Fleming’s centenary in 2008.

For other posts about William Boyd's Solo on From Sweden with Love, click here.

A selection of William Boyd's previous books:
A Good Man in Africa (1981);
An Ice-Cream War (1982);
Stars and Bars (1984);
The New Confessions (1987);
Brazzaville Beach (1990);
The Blue Afternoon (1993);
Armadillo (1998);
Any Human Heart (2002);
Fascination (2004);
Bamboo (2005);
Restless (2006);
Ordinary Thunderstorms (2009);
Waiting for Sunrise (2012).

Photo above:
US paperback cover for Solo, the latest James Bond novel. © 2014 HarperCollins . All rights reserved.

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