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Synopsis : The Union is a criminal organization with tentacles throughout the world, specializing in military espionage, theft, intimidation and murder. After one of its agents assassinates James Bond's friend, the Union becomes 007's priority target.
Critique: Bond is on leave in the Bahamas with the tall, beautiful and intelligent Helena Marksbury, his P.A. at the S.I.S. (as the MI6 is now known). Here, through the murder of his old friend, the ex-Governor of the Bahamas, he has his first taste of a growing World-wide criminal organisation known as "The Union". Back in England two weeks later and the Union is involved again, suspected of being behind the highjacking of Britain's vital military breakthrough "Skin17".
On the trail of the missing micro-dot, 007 travels to Brussels and onto Nepal where he embarks on an epic mission climbing the Kangchenjunga, the World's third highest mountain, in an attempt to rescue the micro-dot from a crashed plane. Needless to say, the British Secret Service isn't the only party interested in retrieving this top military secret and Bond encounters other challenges besides that of surviving this great mountaineering expedition.
In High Time to Kill, Benson has created a 90s' criminal organisation to rival Fleming's own "Smersh" or "Spectre", with a chilling method of disposing of those who cross them. There are some strong episodes--a golf match between Bond and his old Etonian rival, Roland Marquis, and the climax of the mountaineering adventure where Benson keeps you guessing right to the end. Indeed, the appearance of Marquis provides an interesting insight into Bond's schoolboy-like competitiveness.
Although wholesome enough, Bond's romantic adventures aren't as strong here as in many of Benson or John Gardner's previous novels--his efforts are spread too thinly between Marksbury, a toothpick-sucking Belgian agent and the rather dour New Zealand mountaineer, Dr Hope Rendell. Nevertheless, High Time to Kill is a refreshing Bond novel, with the emphasis firmly on espionage and suspense rather than over-stated action and Q-Branch gizmos. --Julian BrosterEND
Titre : HIGH TIME TO KILL
Éditeur : Hodder and Stoughton
Date d'édition : 1999
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition, First Impression.
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, 1999. État : Good. First Edition. N/A. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP13855327
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, 1999. État : Fair. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP83730240
Description du livre London Hodder & Stoughton 1999., 1999. Hardcover. État : Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G0340738766I3N10
Description du livre London Hodder & Stoughton 1999., 1999. Hardcover. État : Fair. Dust Cover Missing. N° de réf. du libraire G0340738766I5N01
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton. Hardcover. État : GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. N° de réf. du libraire 2692089580
Description du livre Hodder And Stoughton, 1999. Hardcover. État : Fair. Etat de la jaquette : Fair. 48mo - over 3" - 4" tall. Uk first edition ex library copy usual stamps and ffep missing - otherwise staright copy - immediate despatch from the Uk 6 days a week surface mail overseas unless airmail selected. N° de réf. du libraire 11191
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, 1999. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. This is an ex library copy in remarkably good condition, there are mar two marks to front blank endpage, a library stamp to title page and a stamp to top of page block, other pages clean, binding is firm, the jacket is in fine condition, now in removable protective sleeve, please see pics, PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch. N° de réf. du libraire ABE-1484077449690
Description du livre Hodder and Stoughton, London, England, 1999. Hard Cover. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good. ex library with expected library and attachments, 294 page black hard cover, with glassined jacket glued to covers, tanned, rubbed, Any picture found beside this listing may NOT actually be a picture of this book but a stock photo used by the listing site. 3 R's Used Books and Hannelore Headley Old & Fine Books, Inc. are committed to saving the trees one leaf at the time!. N° de réf. du libraire 017883
Description du livre Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1999. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. True first UK edition. Another highly entertaining and collectible Bond title. A FINE book in FINE jacket. Pages browning slightly as is usual. N° de réf. du libraire JD3954
Description du livre Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1999. Hardcover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. First Edition. True first UK edition. Another highly entertaining and collectible Bond title. A FINE book in NEAR FINE ( one tiny 1/8" closed tear to top of rear panel) jacket, with SIGNED publisher's supplied bookplate laid in. ** See our new cheaper postal rates to the USA and abroad.**. Signed by Author(s). N° de réf. du libraire JD3486