It's 1969, and, having just celebrated his forty-fifth birthday,
James Bond-British special agent 007-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.
Bond's arrival in Africa marks the start of a feverish mission
to discover the forces behind this brutal war-and he soon realizes
the situation is far from straightforward. Piece by piece, Bond
uncovers the real cause of the violence in Zanzarim, revealing a
twisting conspiracy that extends further than he ever imagined.
Moving from rebel battlefields in West Africa to the closed
doors of intelligence offices in London and Washington, this novel
is at once a gripping thriller, a tensely plotted story full of
memorable characters and breathtaking twists, and a masterful study
of power and how it is wielded-a brilliant addition to the James