By Jeffery Deaver
Bond, James Bond, has been nicely updated in this spy thriller. Although this Bond is in his thirties, a veteran of the Afghan war, and firmly attached to his specialized iPhone-like device (christened by Q branch as the iQphone), he is clearly recognizable as the Bond of old. And though the fast pace of this newest Bond adventure barely gives him time to seduce the ladies or enjoy his signature cocktail, he handles the constant action with his usual aplomb.
Bond’s mission is to protect the Realm – by any means necessary. When intelligence indicates that a mass killing is planned, Bond has less than a week to identify the mysterious perpetrator, infiltrate the organization, and stop the attack.
While the outcome is never really in question – this IS James Bond we’re talking about – the twists and turns it takes to get there will keep you on the edge of your seat.