Still reeling from the events in You Only Live Twice, James Bond must eliminate a world-class assassin, the lethal Scaramanga: a man as cold as the metal his gun is forged from.
Written while Ian Fleming was very ill and published eight months after his death, The Man with the Golden Gun sees Bond once again faced with his own mortality; yet, being Bond, he faces the possibility of his own end head on, taking risks and repeatedly snatching victory from the jaws of certain death. Perhaps fittingly for the last Bond novel, Fleming sets this final adventure in his beloved Jamaica. The lavish descriptions of exotic locations have always been one of the highlights of the series, and Fleming’s portrayal of Jamaica is especially evocative. The beachside bars, the dusty inland towns and the dangerous mangrove swamps are all alive with the hum of insects and the scent of rum.
Captured by the KGB and brainwashed into making an assassination attempt on his own commander, James Bond is a shadow of his former self. When his mind is set free of insidious Russian influences, Bond is sent after Francisco ‘Pistols’ Scaramanga, a lethal assassin with a penchant for flashy hardware: the former circus performer’s signature weapon is a gold-plated Colt.45. Bond must infiltrate Scaramanga’s closest confidants, or risk being on the end of a lethal golden bullet…
Fay Dalton continues her incredible work on this series, with seven gorgeous colour illustrations and a show-stopping pictorial slipcase.
Bound in blocked cloth
Set in Miller Text with Folio Bold Condensed as display
Frontispiece and 6 colour illustrations
9˝ x 6¼˝