From Russia With Love

From Russia With Love

Book - 2012
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James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH in Ian Fleming's masterful spy thriller, and the novel that President John F. Kennedy named one of his favorite books of all time.

SMERSH stands for "Death to Spies" and there's no secret agent they'd like to disgrace and destroy more than 007, James Bond. But ensnaring the British Secret Service's most lethal operative will require a lure so tempting even he can't resist. Enter Tatiana Romanova, a ravishing Russian spy whose "defection" springs a trap designed with clockwork precision. Her mission: seduce Bond, then flee to the West on the Orient Express. Waiting in the shadows are two of Ian Fleming's most vividly drawn villains: Red Grant, SMERSH's deadliest assassin, and the sinister operations chief Rosa Klebb--five feet four inches of pure killing power.

Bursting with action and intrigue, From Russia with Love is one of the best-loved books in the Bond canon--an instant classic that set the standard for sophisticated literary spycraft for decades to come.

The text in this edition has been restored by the Fleming family company Ian Fleming Publications, to reflect the work as it was originally published.

www.ianfleming.com

Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : Thomas & Mercer, 2012.
ISBN: 9781612185477
Branch Call Number: FIC Flemi
Characteristics: 268 pages ; 21 cm.

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RescueDog
Jun 19, 2016

I am forced to disagree with the other reviews. I found this book to be somewhat dull. The Russian plot part was somewhat difficult to follow.

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PearlyBaker
Dec 11, 2015

I was surprised to find these books written in the mid 50's in the heat of the cold war. I just assumed they were all done in the late 60's and 70's probably because I started seeing the cheesy movies around that time. This was another brilliant piece by Fleming that did not even mention James B. for the first 100 pages. It is hard to read though without thinking of the horrible Roger Moore movies and of course Austin Powers. It is decent fluff though to supplement my more serious endeavors like who really shot JFK and proof of Lizard aliens conspiring with the illuminati to usher in a New World Order and agenda 21.

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erndawgg
Jul 26, 2014

Great read. First half of the book is from the Soviet view and pretty enlightening given the Hard/Soft policies of Russia today.

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wilqser
Jul 14, 2014

On my reading list of thrillers; it is first time that I have read an Ian Fleming novel (007). The novel does an excellent job of introducing us to the Russian spy agency as well as the secret service of the British. Excellently written it richly describes the characteristics and motives of the two protagonists with a simple storyline. The ending leads you to believe there is more in the next series of books. Recommend.

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