From the book jacket
: What does it take to become the greatest secret agent the world has ever known? In this thrilling prequel to the adventure of James Bond, 007, readers meet a young boy whose inquisitive mind and determination set him on a path that will someday take him across the globe, in pursuit of the most dangerous criminals of all time.
When we first meet young James, he's just started boarding school at Eton in the 1930s, and from there, the action moves to the Highlands of Scotland, where Alfie Kelly, a local boy, has gone missing. James teams up with the boys cousin, Red, to investigate the mystery, and they soon discover that Alfies disappearance is linked to a madman and his sinister plot for global power.
, the first in a planned 5 part series, has received relatively poor media reveiws....
Beyond the Book
Charlie Higson is a well-known British comedy writer, producer, and actor,
particularly well known for writing and performing on the hit 1990s comedy
The Fast Show
. His novels include the Young Bond series and four blackly
humorous novels for adults: Getting Rid of Mister Kitchen
(1993), and King of the Ants
The Young Bond series to date:
2. Blood Fever
(2006, January in UK, June in USA).
Ian Fleming's impression of James Bond, drawn by an unknown artist (it would seem that out of all the movie Bonds, Pierce Brosnan is the closest to what Fleming envisaged.
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