| 'Probably the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England' Raymond Chandler|
Date published: 1956
Original Summary of the Plot
James Bond surveyed the glittering diamonds that lay scattered across the red leather surface of M's desk and wondered what it was all about.
The quiet grey eyes watched him thoughtfully.
Then M took the pipe out of his mouth and dryly gave Bond details of the assignment of which even M was afraid. And Bond walked out of the Headquarters of the Secret Service and into his greatest adventure.
Greater than Casino Royale? More terrible than Live and Let Die? More hazardous than Moonraker?
Plot Summary from the original jacket copy of the Jonathan Cape edition
Current Summary of the Plot
Meet Tiffany Case, a cold, gorgeous, devil-may-care blonde; the kind of girl you could get into a lot of trouble with - if you wanted. She stands between James Bond and the leaders of a diamond-smuggling ring that stretches from Africa via London to the States. Bond uses her to infiltrate this gang, but once in America the hunter becomes the hunted. Bond is in real danger until help comes from an unlikely quarter, the ice maiden herself....
Plot Summary adapted from the current Penguin edition
The Girl: Tiffany Case
The Villain: The Spang Brothers
Title used for film: 1971
James Bond played by Sean Connery