It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo, recklessly motivated by revenge.
A seasoned veteran of the service, 007 is sent to single-handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzarim. Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia, he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M’s orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice. Bond’s renegade action leads him to Washington, D.C., where he discovers a web of geopolitical intrigue and witnesses fresh horrors.
Even if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge, a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment.
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"This is well-plotted, exciting stuff and Boyd has a great sense of time and place. His boozy, maturer, more fallible Bond is totally believable. Mission accomplished, Mr Boyd." (Natasha Harding Sun)
"Boyd was a smart choice for a Bond thriller. The action clips along. There are welcome literary flourishes and a dense plot." (Richard Fitzpatrick Irish Examiner)
"Written with aplomb, Boyd’s Bond novel is a terrific twisting thriller." ( Sunday Times)
"Anyone wishing this autumn to enjoy the Cold War with the assurance of a happy ending should seek out William Boyd’s new James Bond novel, Solo, in which 007 is dispatched to West Africa and the fictitious country of Zanzarim, where he finds himself in the midst of a civil war." (Stephen McGinty Scotsman)
"A fantastic read, which I ripped through in the time it would take to watch Skyfall, as it happens, and I found it significantly more enjoyable." ( The Times)
A new James Bond novel written by William Boyd.
Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Population Fiction Book of the Year Award
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Book Description Harper. 1 Cloth(s), 2013. hard. Book Condition: New. It's 1969, and 45-year-old James Bond is summoned to headquarters to receive an unusual assignment. Zanzarim, a troubled West African nation, is being ravaged by a bitter civil war, and M directs Bond to quash the rebels threatening the established regime. But after his arrival in Africa, Bond finds that the situation is far from straightforward, and uncovers a conspiracy that extends further than he ever imagined. The author of the Somerset Maugham Award winner A Good Man in Africa, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize winner Brazzaville Beach, and the Costa Book Award winner Restless, William Boyd gives us "a brilliant imitation that's occasionally superior to the prototype. Boyd has immersed himself in the character, the author and his oeuvre and come up with an adventure that's triumphantly the equal of the great Bond adventures" (Guardian, London). 322. Bookseller Inventory # 51059
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Book Description Harper, New York, N.Y., USA, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. First Edition stated, with correct number line sequence, no writing, marks, underlining, or bookplates. No remainder marks. Spine is tight and crisp. Boards are flat and true and the corners are square. Dust jacket is not price-clipped. This collectible, " NEW" condition first edition/first printing copy is protected with a polyester archival dust jacket cover. Beautiful collectible copy. GIFT QUALITY. Bookseller Inventory # 003161
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Book Description Harper, New York, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Phero Thomas (illustrator). 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. New, and of course immaculate, First U.S. Edition (stated) and First Printing. See scans and description. New York: Harper, 2013. William Boyd's James Bond Novel, "Solo". Octavo, designed foil jacket, black boards with gilt imprinting on spine and harper device blind stamped on front cover, 322 pp. + 2 pp. on Ian Fleming. New, and immaculate. see all scans. Note that the peripheral white spots in the main scan are foil-jacket reflections, not damage of any kind. Sealed in archival protection since purchase. James Bond has to quash an insidious rebel revolution in the West African nation of Zanzarim - but of course that involves globe-trotting elsewhere, as well. It's what he does. Handsome, impeccable First/First; ships in a new, sturdy, protective box, of course - not a bag. L7n. Bookseller Inventory # 61934
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