Trigger Mortis – 50’s Bond at his best..
So, I’ve just finished my very first Bond Book. Trigger Mortis. Yes, it is a cracking title!
Bond is back from defeating Goldfinger and has Pussy Galore in tow. He is suave, misogynistic, narcissitic, dashing and saves the world (again). I enjoyed the book and found myself laughing my head off at some of the outrageous comments. My favourite, I think, was that he could tell that a car being driven at speed was a woman, purely by seeing the way the car was handled and that he couldn’t bear the thought of having an unattractive assistant.
It’s very Bond and as I read, the movie in my head had Sean Connery as 007 in Trigger Mortis. Anthony Horowitz nailed this book and Bond has never been more Bond!
This book is the perfect Christmas gift for any Bond fan and the worst possible present for any feminist!
Looking forward to seeing the new 007 movie next week. Look out for my review!
4 stars. You can’t knock a legend.
Trigger Mortis Book Blurb
James Bond returns in this thrilling new adventure from Anthony Horowitz – with original Ian Fleming material.
Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Timesbestselling author Anthony Horowitz.
It’s 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end.
Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority. And SMERSH is back.
The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe. But it’s Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH’s driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Jai Seong Sin.
Soon Bond is pitched into an entirely different race with implications that could change the world. Thrown together with American agent, Jeopardy Lane, Bond uncovers a plan that will bring the West to its knees in a heart-stopping climax.
Welcoming back familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny, international bestselling author Anthony Horowitz ticks all the boxes: speed, danger, strong women and fiendish villains, to reinvent the golden age of Bond in this brilliantly gripping adventure. TRIGGER MORTIS is also the first James Bond novel to feature previously unseen Ian Fleming material.
This is James Bond as Fleming imagined him.
Anthony Horowitz is one of the UK’s most prolific and successful writers. His novels The House of Silk and Moriarty were Sunday Times Top 10 bestsellers and sold in more than thirty-five countries around the world. He was recently commissioned by the Ian Fleming Estate to write the James Bond novel Trigger Mortis. His bestselling Alex Rider series for children has sold more than nineteen million copies worldwide.
As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the BAFTA-winning Foyle’s War; other TV work includes Poirot and the widely-acclaimed mini-series Collision and Injustice. Anthony has recently joined the board of the Old Vic and regularly contributes to a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines. In January 2014 he was awarded an OBE for services to literature. Anthony Horowitz lives in London.
Buy Trigger Mortis at Book depository for free worldwide shipping!