| 'Ian Fleming traces the intricacies of counter-espionage with all the efficient authority of 007's own secret reporters.' Sunday Times|
Date written: 1966
Original Summary of the Plot
From Jamaica, paradise of sunshine and exotic fish, to Berlin, cold grim city of stealth, James Bond pursues two strangely heroic enemies of the Secret Service. The first is a dying major whose dwindling hoard of gold conceals an act of treachery, and the second an assassin whose identity disturbs Bond's deadly aim.
These two stories, written in 1961 and 1962, were among those composed by Ian Fleming while he was writing the incomparable series of James Bond thrillers. The first collection of stories appeared in 1959 as For Your Eyes Only; a further collection which he had planned to publish was never completed.
Plot Summary from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition
Current Summary of the Plot
For James Bond, British secret agent 007, international espionage can be a dirty business. Whether it is tracking down a wayward major who has taken a deadly secret with him to the Caribbean; identifying a top Russian agent secretly bidding for a Fabergé egg in a Sotheby's auction room; or ruthlessly gunning down an unlikely assassin in sniper's alley between East and West Berlin, Bond always closes the case - with extreme prejudice.
Plot Summary adapted from the current Penguin edition
Short stories: Octopussy; The Property of a Lady; The Living Daylights; 007 in New York
Title used for film: 1987
James Bond played by Roger Moore