After his celebrated Trigger Mortis (Orion Books, 2015) and Forever and a Day (Jonathan Cape, 2018) successfully took Fleming’s spy into a new successful era of publishing – whilst straddling and wholly understanding the more vintage beats of Bond’s world – Horowitz’s third literary 007 bullet now follows the events of the final Fleming novel, The Man With The Golden Gun (1965). Less joining the dots that already exist, Horowitz rearranges them like gambling chips on baize felt. And he does so most skilfully.
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