About this book
Faulks' writing as Fleming gave Penguin their fastest selling hardback ever, and there was unprecedented coverage in the media for its launch. This mass market paperback edition seems set to be one of the biggest of 2009, with Penguin undertaking a nationwide advertising campaign and major consumer competition to win a James Bond lifestyle. As their tagline says 'Bond is back. With a vengeance.'
It's the swinging Sixties and a flood of narcotics is pouring into Britain. Sinister industrialist Dr Julius Gorner is identified as the source and James Bond is dispatched to investigate. The trail takes Bond to Paris and then Persia - where the beautiful and enigmatic twins Scarlett and Poppy lead him to Gorner's secret desert headquarters.