London: Hodder and Stoughton. 2002. FIRST EDITION, FIRST IMPRESSION. Hardback volume, bound in publisher's cloth with pictorial dust-wrapper. Lightly handled; probably read once. Near to fine in jacket. James Bond is sent to Japan to investigate the deaths of the family of Peter McMahon, head of an important genetic research organisation, and a personal friend of the Prime Minister. 007's quest for answers leads to the only surviving daughter and a nest of Yakuza gangsters. Along the way, he uncovers a plot of such monstrous proportions that it could only have been hatched in the mind of a madman.The last original novel by the James Bond writer Raymond Benson. Item #38581
Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 613.