London: Hodder and Stoughton. 2002. [Spy thriller] FIRST EDITION, Octavo (24 x 16cm), pp.292; , blank. Hardback volume, bound in publisher's cloth with pictorial dust-wrapper. SIGNED by the author in his customary sharpie to title page. Signature obtained during one of his many book launch events held at our shop. Now rather uncommon. Both the book and the dustwrapper are fine /as new. Warehoused by ourselves since publication. 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 #53891
Gilbert, Jon; Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, page 613.