London: Jonathan Cape and Hodder and Stoughton, 1984. FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 14cm), pp.222. Publisher's cloth in pictorial dust-jacket correctly priced at £7.95. A few light spots to top edge, minor rub to lower corner else a fine, unread copy. John Gardner's fourth 007 novel as official successor to Ian Fleming; Abandoning his 007 status, James Bond resigns from the service and heads for Monte Carlo, in search of a new role of honour. But he quickly finds himself embroiled with a computer wizard absconding from the Pentagon and a sinister mercenary army. Item #53957
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