In the novel that introduced James Bond to the world, Ian Flemings agent 007 is dispatched to a French casino in Royale-les-Eaux. His mission? Bankrupt a ruthless Russian agent whos been on a bad luck streak at the baccarat table.
One of SMERSHs most deadly operatives, the man known only as "Le Chiffre," has been a prime target of the British Secret Service for years. If Bond can wipe out his bankroll, Le Chiffre will likely be "retired" by his paymasters in Moscow. But what if the cards wont cooperate? After a brutal night at the gaming tables, Bond soon finds himself dodging would-be assassins, fighting off brutal torturers, and going all-in to save the life of his beautiful female counterpart, Vesper Lynd.
Taut, tense, and effortlessly stylish, Ian Flemings inaugural James Bond adventure has all the hallmarks that made the series a touchstone for a generation of readers.
The text in this edition has been restored by the Fleming family company Ian Fleming Publications, to reflect the work as it was originally published.
Casino Royale (James Bond (Original Series)) Author: Ian Fleming Language: EnglishBinding: PaperbackPages: 188Publisher: Thomas & MercerPublication Date: 2012-10-16