By John Gardner
Because the Berlin Wall comes crashing down, one chilly Warrior refuses to put down his weapons and units out to assassinate participants of the British-American intelligence community, CABAL. Reprint. PW. K.
From Publishers Weekly
Readers keen on Bond usually are not pass over Gardner's most recent 007 event, his eleventh when you consider that he took over the sequence after the 1964 loss of life of Ian Fleming, Bond's writer. up to date to the '90s, Bond now practices secure intercourse and turns out to have given up either smoking and his obsession with robust custom-made activities automobiles. during this action-packed massacre, the necessary, consummate villain is Wolfgang Weisen, aka "the Poison Dwarf," an East German secret agent grasp who as "a baby at Joseph Stalin's court" watched Tarzan and Chaplin video clips with "Uncle Joe." Weisen has been directing the systematic assassination of contributors of Cabal, the West's ultimate secret agent community in Germany, and M assigns Bond and the CIA's Eazy stet St. John to forestall him. Bond is initially get rid of by means of Eazy's feminism yet is speedy to just accept her invitation to percentage her berth at the Ost-West convey. Weisen, tracked to Venice, seems to be a Pickwickian personality: rotund, bald and baby-faced yet made up our minds to strength Europe to its knees and restoration Stalinism. Suspense builds as Bond races to Calais at the day the cross-channel tunnel is to open. Eazy is not able to make the journey, having suffered the destiny of all girls who get too with regards to Bond's center. fun, smart stuff.
Copyright 1992 Reed enterprise info, Inc.
From Kirkus Reviews
Of direction, it isn't quite endlessly; it's simply company as ordinary for James bond, nonetheless gamely tackling would-be global dominators--this time, Wolfgang Weisen, the Poison Dwarf of East German intelligence--in his eleventh trip below Gardner's flag. no matter what Weisen's plan is--and simply what he has in brain is a shock Gardner saves till the very end--it includes penetrating CABAL (a NATO community of spies operating in East Germany, all yet superseded via unification), issuing a bogus order to disband, after which identifying off the brokers one after the other. whilst Bond and American Eazy St. John are packed off to Berlin to exchange their most recent fallen comrades, you could wager that they'll be trailed by means of homicidal enemy brokers, fed 1000000 lies through their intended contacts, and be left guessing as to which of the surviving Cabalists can nonetheless be trusted--and you could guess too that Bond will convey snooty Eazy to heel via displaying up her gutless tradecraft and sweeping her off her ft. the path of double-crosses that leads from Berlin to Paris to Venice lines trust, yet it's all flippantly likable. as soon as Bond and Co. achieve Venice, even though, the tale slips right into a extraordinarily stodgy groove (``His smile used to be so evil that the hairs at the again of Bon's neck stiffened''), with Bond, Eazy, and reliable Gus Wimper going up opposed to the Poison Dwarf, his kinky bedmate Monika Haardt (you need to take the kinkiness on faith--she doesn't do something yet attempt to kill our hero), and the employees of executioners, torturers, and so on. Bond, who appears having extra difficulty adjusting to the hot global order than his more youthful brethren, doesn't precisely shine, yet Gardner's enthusiasts won't be disenchanted both. Ian Fleming's lovers don't need to follow. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus affiliates, LP. All rights reserved.
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