The Folio Society has released their third book in the James Bond series, Dr. No. This beautiful edition once again features the talents of Fay Dalton, who has provided seven stunning illustrations that bring to life the glamour and danger of Bond’s action-filled mission in Jamaica.
With a torture-loving villain, a feisty female lead and death-defying feats, including a battle with a giant squid, Dr. No sees Fleming revelling in the dramatic appeal of his indestructible hero. Having recently recovered from his near-fatal poisoning at the end of From Russia with Love, Bond is sent to Jamaica for a working holiday. To his annoyance, his mission – to investigate the disappearance of two fellow MI6 operatives – sounds ‘rather like the soft life’. But the elegant Strangways and his pretty young colleague have not eloped, as M believes. Dispatched by sinister assassins, their bodies lie in a single coffin at the bottom of the Mona Reservoir. And so Bond enters an exotic and perilous world, manipulated by the sadistic Dr Julius No from the desolate Crab Key island.
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