Trigger Mortis

Trigger Mortis

Large Print - 2016 | Large print edition
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It's 1957 and James Bond has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. Unknown to him, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. And SMERSH is back. The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race in Europe. But it's Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH's driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Jai Seong Sin. Thrown together with American adventurer, Jeopardy Lane, Bond uncovers a plan that will bring the West to its knees in a heart-stopping climax.
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicester : 2016. W. F. Howes,
2015. ,
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9781510025417
Branch Call Number: LT HORO
Additional Contributors: Fleming, Ian 1908-1964

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gloryb
Jul 23, 2018

I didn't particularly like this Horowitz novel although I usually look forward to reading his writing. Perhaps Horowitz had included too many mechanical details that I just didn't find interesting. Might make a good movie though - Horowitz excels in movie scripts too - as the action kept me reading to the end.

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LibraryUser53
Jul 03, 2018

Bond is back. Set in 1957. Mix together an ex-Peenemunde German rocket scientist now working for the USA, satellites, SMERSH, espionage, sabotage, Grand Prix auto racing at Nürburgring , a very mean Korean businessman, high power explosives, three beautiful women, and Bond; what do you get? Nothing not to like, that's for sure. Author Horowitz -- granted access from the Fleming Estate to notes and original plot material Ian Fleming developed before he died -- does an excellent job of re-creating Fleming's wit and style. As with many Bond stories, one has to be willing to suspend disbelief along the way, but overall a rock-rolling fun time for Bond fans. Very much recommended.

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kathylou
Aug 19, 2016

I checked this book out because I thought it had been written by Tony Horwitz not Tony Horowitz! I read many James Bond books long ago and have since realized there are a lot better adventure thrillers out there. Poor James isn't that intriguing anymore. The novels have always been corny but have created such fun, silly, and "out there" movies! I confess that I didn't read more than 10 pages, maybe it gets better?

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wiley1827
Oct 04, 2015

Easily the most casual and uninteresting novel of modern times ! Barely touches any level of suspense or character exposure. Pretends to continue Flemming's obsession with artifacts and cultural guff - but does that even poorly. Disappointing and not the slightest bit fun or edgy. Another effort by lazy publishers to trade on brand or past success without any effort or serious concentration. Skip it.

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