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Forever and a Day: A James Bond Novel
Forever and a Day is the fortieth official James Bond novel and the second continuation novel to be written by English novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz. Commissioned by Ian Fleming Publications , it was released on 31 May The novel is set during , against the backdrop of the brutal underworld of the French Riviera, and serves as a prequel to Ian Fleming 's book Casino Royale. In , Agent , who was assigned the mission to investigate the sudden lack of narcotic activity of the Corsican underworld in the south of France, died; murdered in Marseilles, his body riddled with bullet holes. Having no other agent "00" available, M decides to replace by a man that the SIS trained for section "00": James Bond. As it happens, Bond is currently in Stockholm, Sweden with the mission of eliminating Rolf Larsen , a former war hero from Britain and Norway, who was in fact a double agent working for the Nazis.
A legend is born. Read the explosive new James Bond thriller. Determined to uncover the truth, James Bond enters a world of fast cars, grand casinos and luxury yachts. But beneath the glamour, he soon encounters a dangerous network of organised crime. He must find those responsible and unravel their devastating plan — before he becomes their next victim….
It was published on 31 May A prequel to the events of Casino Royale , the book recounts Bond's first mission as a double-0 agent, his status recently earned by killing a wartime traitor in Stockholm. Set in the French Riviera in , Bond investigates the killing of the previous man designated and resumes his final mission: determine what is behind the sudden lack of drug activity in the Corsican underworld. He develops his affinity for high-stakes casinos and fine hotels, where he meets Madame Sistine, a former British operative who leads him to Corsica mob boss Jean-Paul Scipio. Everything appears to point to the morbidly obese Scipio, head of a chemical company that serves as a front for his heroin business, but Bond discovers a larger network of organised crime and an American named Irwin Wolfe. Following the success of Horowitz's first Bond novel, Trigger Mortis , the author and the Fleming estate were both eager for him to work on another. The book was officially announced in October with a planned Spring release.
Mercifully, literary Bond fans did not have to wait forever and a day for Mr.
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