It really is total ****, isn't it? And I reckon Hatfield would have loved the idea of us Bond fans discussing TKZ as though it were some kind of lost gem, a brilliant 007 novel that Glidrose didn't have the guts to publish because of the shocking ending, or something like that.
Yes, it looks like it's just a fan fiction novel and, judging by the first chapter, a pretty horrendously written one, at that. (Not to say that makes it worthless - plenty of writers who can't write decent prose can have terrific ideas and plots and so on.) It's also only 65,000 words. A standard-size 350-page paperback is about 80,000, and these days that's the minimum for a thriller, pretty much. Different in Fleming's day, of course - they were much shorter then. But this is really two thirds of a thriller length. Standard thriller, not Clancy or Ludlum door-stoppers. I think Benson's would be about 80,000 words. I also recognise that para right up at the top about adrenal glands. Something similar to it is in a lot of thrillers, but I'm sure I've read that precise paragraph somewhere. Perhaps in one of the Gardners?
Anyway, I won't read it yet. I still haven't read JUST ANOTHER KILL or FROM DEATH'S DOOR or MIGHTIER THAN THE SWORD, all of which start off much better than this does. Just because this guy managed to get hard copies printed and a cool-looking cover doesn't make him any more valid than the above-mentioned novels, and others like them on this site.
The story behind it is fascinating, though.