Review of Solo: James Bond #38 – William Boyd

Posted: November 17, 2014 in action, Review, thriller


An experienced agent, James Bond is dispatched to stop a civil war in the small West African country of Zanzarim. A beautiful woman is to aid in his mission, which is to take out the leader of one of the warring parties. Everything goes pear-shaped and Bond is kidnapped, badly hurt, and the mission a failure.

Bond goes on a ‘solo’ mission to exact revenge and ends up in the United States. He tracks down the bad guy who hurt him, a Rhodesian mercenary with a fondness for hanging dead people on tree branches. He also uncovers a horrible operation, one that is connected to Zanzarim. Alone and without the backing of Her Majesty’s government, Bond must crush the operation and save the day……..

Lots of action and suspense in this tale of the ultimate spy. The plot has a lot of twists and red herrings that leave you breathless and wondering what could possibly occur next. An exciting read that is a lot of fun and a must for fans of Bond.

Jonathan Cape

Supplied by Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Jan

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