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Benson's 1st 'James Bond' novel Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : A new era of intrigue and danger begins for James Bond, and this time his formidable adversaries include a corrupt Chinese general and a power-crazed tycoon. It's June 1997 and M despatches 007 to Hong Kong to investigate a series of unexplained bombings.
Critique: The Bahamas, Hong Kong, China, Australia--James Bond visits all of these places in Zero Minus Ten, conquering women en route. Set 10 days before Hong Kong is handed back to the Chinese, Bond is faced with a number of disturbing events: A nuclear bomb exploding in Australia; the gunning down of customs officers in England and an explosion killing the entire Board of Directors for Eurasia Enterprises in Hong Kong. What is the connection between these events? 007's mission is to investigate--before the friction between China and Britain escalates.
The usual assortment of dysfunctional, larger-than-life adversaries is on display: General Wong, a ruthless tyrant with a penchant for torture using a rattan cane; Guy Thackaray, the alcoholic Managing Director of Eurasia Enterprises and Li Wei Tam, the leader of a deadly Triad. Bond's companion is the beautiful, almond-eyed, long-legged Sunni Pei, met working as a "hostess" in a Triad-owned club in Hong Kong. Will she be just "another in a long line of affairs which provided a few fireworks for a while and eventually fizzled out."?
Amidst the action, Zero Minus Ten provides some interesting insight into Hong Kong during this tense period in history and there is a special edge to the sparring between Bond and the newly appointed "M"--a woman towards whom he feels both respect and fear. Bond's love of adventure and killing is evident throughout: "Blasting away the guards had actually felt good. My God, he thought. This was what he lived for. It was no wonder that he inevitably became restless and bored when he was between assignments."Zero Minus Ten is a rich adventure thriller, ranking highly in the Gardner/Benson series. --Julian Broster
Titre : ZERO MINUS TEN
Éditeur : Hodder and Stoughton
Date d'édition : 1997
Reliure : Hard Cover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : First Edition, Second Impression.
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, 1997. État : Fair. First Edition. N/A. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP91015523
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, London, 1997. Hardcover. État : Near Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Near Fine. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First edition first printing. Hardback book is tight clean with a hint of lean. Boards sharp and clean, title gilt perfect. Text block clean, with light toning to edges. Feels lightly read. Minor bump to head and foot of spine, very good close to near fine condition. Jacket some minor crimping to top edge. Light handling marks to the gloss. Overall near fine. For grading accuracy books are photographed without a protective book cover. This book is fitted with a non adhesive archival quality book protector to make a quality addition to your collection. Note we do not use stock images, the book pictured is the book described. A close to near fine copy of this collectible first edition first printing 007 James Bond title. N° de réf. du libraire 002391
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, London., 1997. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1997. First edition. Large 8vo., hardcovers. Contents slightly browned, otherwise very good in very good dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 010948
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, 1997. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. 1st Edition. Black Boards with Gilt lettering to the spine. DJ is not price clipped. Clean mark free pages. 1st print. N° de réf. du libraire 5800
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1997. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket. 1st UK Edition. G, Ex-Library, usual markings, stamps & labels, tape residue on boards, shelfwear, spine cock, bumping, page browning/VG, Edgewear, creasing, indentations, one small perforation to front flap hinge. 'Ian Fleming's JAMES BOND in Raymond Benson's ZERO MINUS TEN'. Author's first James Bond novel. Jacket illustration by David Scutt. Expanded conditon report/scan on request. N° de réf. du libraire 025921
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 0340684488 Very Good Condition. Five star seller - Buy with confidence!. N° de réf. du libraire Z0340684488Z2
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton Ltd. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. N° de réf. du libraire G0340684488I4N00
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton. Hardcover. État : Fine. 0340684488 British first edition, first printing. Virtually no wear to jacket. Jacket is NOT price clipped. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. Pages are browning. The binding is straight and tight. Remainder mark. All of our books are marked down 40% until April 1, 2017. Start loading up now!. N° de réf. du libraire SKU1015798
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1997. Publisher's Cloth. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition. 8vo. - 240 mm. Cloth hardcover, gilt titling to spine. Pp. viii, 257. Minor edge wear and creasing to DJ. Overall, VG / VG. N° de réf. du libraire 003356
Description du livre Hodder & Stoughton, 1997. Hardcover. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0340684488