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Date published: 1961
Original Summary of the Plot
The girl looked him up and down. He had dark, rather cruel good looks and very clear, blue-grey eyes. He was wearing a very dark blue lightweight single-breast suit over a cream silk shirt and a black knitted silk tie. Despite the heat, he looked cool and clean. 'And who might you be?' she asked sharply. 'My name's Bond, James Bond ...'
Plot Summary from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition
Current Summary of the Plot
When a stranger arrives in the Bahamas, the locals barely turn their heads, seeing another ex-pat with money to burn at the casino tables. But James Bond has more than money on his mind: he's got less than a week to find two stolen atom bombs hidden among the coral reefs. While acting the playboy, Bond meets Domino, sultry plaything of secretive treasure-hunter Emilio Largo. In getting close to this Italian girl, Bond hopes to learn more about Largo's hidden operation ...
Plot Summary adapted from the current Penguin edition
The Girl: Domino Vitali
The Villain: Emilio Largo/ Blofeld
Date made into a film: 1965
James Bond played by Sean Connery