When Ian Fleming quit Naval Intelligence in 1945 he had a plan – to write the spy story to beat all spy stories. And so the world got the hero it had been waiting for – James Bond.
‘Surround yourself with human beings, my dear James. They are easier to fight for than principles’
In Casino Royale, the first of Fleming’s 007 adventures, a game of cards is James Bond's only chance to bring down the desperate SMERSH agent Le Chiffre. But Bond soon discovers that there is far more at stake than money.
‘Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of narrative art…the reader has to go on reading’ John Betjeman
See also: Live and Let Die
Casino Royale is the first of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels and sees the British agent dispatched to France to ruin an enemy agent at cards … Introducing James Bond: charming, sophisticated, handsome; chillingly ruthless and very deadly. Spymaster M has sent Bond on a mission to neutralize a lethal, high-rolling Russian operative called simply ‘Le Chiffre’ – by ruining him at the baccarat table and forcing his Soviet spymasters to ‘retire’ him. It seems that lady luck is taken with James – Le Chiffre has hit a losing streak. But some people just refuse to play by the rules, and Bond’s attraction to a beautiful female agent leads him to disaster and an unexpected saviour …
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Description du livre Penguin, 2008. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110718153839