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Nov 11 2015

Trigger Mortis By Anthony Horowitz

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Orion Books, 2015. ISBN: 9781409159537
(Age: 16+) Highly recommended. This book was read in one sitting, as it just refused to be let go. The Ian Fleming Estate provided Anthony Horowitz with original, unpublished writing for this book. This book reacquaints the reader with M, Moneypenny, Pussy Galore and a range of dastardly villains guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat.
007 is in a deadly mission against the Soviet organisation SMERSH and Korean Jason Sin. He must enter a Grand Prix race and save the American Space Program. The stage is set for action at its most thrilling.
The story is fast paced and so well written the reader is almost pulled along from one heart stopping event to the next. Horowitz has spared no effort in providing authentic detail for Grand Prix racing and the massacre at No Gun Ri. He also relates the inner thoughts of 007 in such a natural way the reader almost feels the thoughts are their own.
An interesting inclusion in this story is the tension where 007 is deciding whether to dispatch a character. His 007 status explained, he makes a decision the reader is at first confronted by. The James Bond in this book is a man of Ian Fleming's times who is challenged by the sensibilities of the modern world. It makes great reading.
Linda Guthrie

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