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Win, Lose, Or Die (1989) written by John Gardner

By: Anders Frejdh
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First UK edition of Win Lose Or Die (1989)
First UK edition of Win Lose Or Die (1989)UK paperback edition (2012)
The London Gazette announcement was brief: 'BOND, JAMES, Commander RNVR, Relieved of current liasion duties at the Foreign Office. Promoted to the substantive rank of Captain and returned to active service forthwith.'

The return of James Bond to the Royal Navy marks the intriguing backdrop to John Gardner's thrilling new adventure featuring Ian Fleming's celebrated hero.

Bond takes a refresher course and keeps up his flying hours by doing a conversion course on Sea Harriers. And eventually he learns that his mission is to serve in the Royal Navy's major aircraft carrier, HMS Invincible as minder to a phalanx of top brass British, American and - in this era of glasnost - Russian admirals, who are on board for a NATO exercise.

But why? Can a thrilling hi-jack by airborne troops (using hang-gliders) on a Japanese tanker, some time before, be connected?
Original price:
11.95 GBP
Number of pages:
Translated to Swedish by:
Not yet translated to Swedish
Dust jacket design by:
First released:
August 1, 1989
Released in Sweden:
Not released in Swedish
- James Bond ... Hero
- Beatrice Maria da Ricci ... Bond Girl
- Nikola (Nikki) Ratnikov ... Bond Girl
- Bassam Baradj aka Robert Besavitsky ... Villain
- Abou Hamarik (The Man) ... Minor villain
- Ali Al Adwan (The Snake) ... Minor villain
- Saphii
Gulf of Oman, England, Italy (Ischia), Spain, The Atlantic and Gibraltar
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