For Special Services
Hmm. Yeah. Not too bad I suppose. Bismaquer and Luxor were suitable dastardly villains and Cedar Leiter a fairly interesting new sidekick. The highlight of this book was the Nena character. I don't want to say anymore about her really because I do not wish to ruin anything for anyone who has not yet read the book. The other stuff about the resurrection of SPECTRE and the mind-control drug however was really quite clever and led to a tense ending.
All in all pretty good but not as good as the first Gardner adventure. It was nice to listen to the soundtracks to On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever and Live And Let Die whilst I read it too!
I'm reading this now and am much less forgiving. The book is fine but Bond going after Leiter's daughter was all sorts of squicky.
Not to mention the Nena business ended rather anticlimatically.
Also, felt a little fanficcy for a writer of Gardner's caliber.
Edited by Willowhugger, 16 May 2016 - 03:28 PM.