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Solo

book | Fiction | Sep 2013
UK → Jonathan Cape (Ed. Dan Franklin)
US → HarperCollins (Ed. Tim Duggan)
Canada → HarperCollins (Ed. Iris Tupholme)

It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.

A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justic. Bond's renegade action leads him to Washington, DC, where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.

Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.


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Reviews

A triumph. Bond is back.
The Guardian

A cool thriller...Boyd’s strengths are at play here: from the names that stick like a tic... to the portrayal of a cracked African state weeded with mercenaries. And in 007 he has stripped the gadgets away to reveal a driven but existentially torn spook dealing with betrayal and a thirst for revenge.
Independent

Boyd's Solo, in particular it's pitch-perfect opening, when we encounter Bond nursing a spectacular hangover after celebrating his 45th birthday, is full of wit…Whether you go to Solo for Boyd or for Bond, you are in for a thoroughly rewarding, entertaining and ultimately thought provoking fix.
GQ

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