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FREE DOWNLOAD Solo by William Boyd í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB N leads him to Washington DC where he discovers a web of intrigue and witnesses fresh horrorsEven if Bond succeeds in exacting his revenge a man with two faces will come to stalk his every waking moment. Boyd is in many ways a natural choice to produce a new instalment in the Bond series He has written good uality spy stories of his own and also has a track record of novels set in exotic locales He doesn t disappoint here In fact this was a great deal better than I d expectedSaying that the main problem is not so much the plot but the storytelling This isn t a thriller by any means as it lacks urgency Not uneventful but with little incident and almost no action until the halfway mark Scenes occur so we can revisit them once something happens Without a proper mission or megalomaniac to hunt the pace flagsFleming s cardinal rule borrowed from pulp fiction was keep the plot flying and they won t see the plot holes Here they appear cavernous as chapters end with little coercing you to start the next Without head to head showdowns over cardscarsgolf 007 wilts amid a conspiracy The girls and henchmen are well characterised but fail to loom largeIn fairness the twists are good and it s an easy read I enjoyed it as a romance in the same old fashioned sense that applied to Fleming s workview spoilerThe story has all the elements that are compulsory for a Bond novel Martinis fast cars a sinister villain beautiful and intriguing women falling at the hero s feet But the style is definitely recognisable as Boyd s and it s better for it It doesn t seem lightweight or overly improbable Boyd sends Bond off to Africa with a mission to speed the ending of a civil war in a fictitious oil rich African state This is a good move Boyd knows Africa and many of his best novels are set there The wartime setting and political nature feel believable than a closer to home mad villain bent on world domination style plot After celebrating his 45th birthday alone at The Dorchester Bond is sent to Zanzarim to bring a speedy end to the civil war in the country which has seen the delta region of the country split to form the Democratic Republic of Dahum Before leaving for Africa Bond visits Gabriel Adeka the rebel leader s brother who runs AfriKIN a London based charity who send aid to Dahumni children Gabriel tells Bond that he is not in contact with his brother Solomon as the pair have fallen outOn his arrival in Zanzarim Bond is aided by a local agent who introduces herself as Efua Blessing Ogilvy Grant The two travel from the capital city to the rebel enclave but are attacked shortly before reaching their destination and taken captive by Kobus Breed a mercenary assisting the rebels The group are attacked on their return journey and Ogilvy Grant goes missing in the confusion while Bond escapesBond proceeds to the enclave where he is met by Breed who accepts Bond s cover as a journalist Bond meets Solomon Adeka and realises that the leader will shortly die of cancer his mission to kill Adeka is needless Bond sees supply flights of arms and euipment coming into the country all funded by billionaire Hulbert Linck the aeroplanes all show the AfriKIN name on the fuselage When Adeka dies a few days later Bond tries to leave the country on one of the supply flights but is confronted by Breed and Blessing who both shoot him and leave him to dieBond is saved by a journalist he befriended and returns to the UK where he spends time in a military hospital After discharging himself he decides to go on a revenge mission against Breed and Ogilvy Grant Discovering AfriKIN has relocated to Washington DC Bond travels to the US and tracks down both of them at the AfriKIN offices While conducting surveillance against the company Bond is briefly detained by Brigham Leiter nephew of Felix of the CIA who explains Ogilvy Grant also works for the CIABond meets Ogilvy Grant who assures him that she shot to wound him in order that Breed would not shoot them both The following day Bond watches a mercy flight bringing in maimed and injured Zanzarimi children he dines alone and returns to his hotel to find that Breed has killed Ogilvy GrantBond attacks the house where Breed is staying with the children and incapacitates the mercenary leaving him for dead He establishes that the children are being used as drug mules to smuggle raw heroin into the country and locates Solomon Adeka who had not been killed in Africa but been turned into a heroin addict in order to control him Adeka s older brother had been killed in London ensuring Solomon became chief of the tribe whose lands held massive amounts of oil as he was an addict these rights were signed away in favour of Hulbert Linck Linck was killed by the CIA during the raid on the house hide spoiler

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FREE DOWNLOAD Solo by William Boyd í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB It is 1969 and James Bond is about to go solo recklessly motivated by revengeA seasoned veteran of the service 007 is sent to single handedly stop a civil war in the small West African nation of Zanzari. With Licence to Read BOND ONLY BOND The Year 1969The place West AfricaThe Mission Oh something easyjust to stop a civil warBond only BondI had good expectations about this new novel about James BondThe first thing that I liked it was the title of the book Solo I liked it since I know that Ian Fleming creator of James Bond was involved in the pre production of the 60 s TV series about spies The Man from UNCLE And Fleming created the character of Napoleon Solo Even he conceived the series with a couple manwoman for the series like in The Avengers No not the Marvel s but the British 60 s TV series about spies too It was later that with the good work of the character of Illya Kuryakin that they set it as a team manmanIn this book there was a character Brigadier Solomon Adeka called The African Napoleon So it was easy doing the math hereAlso it was expected that at some point of the mission Bond would have to go solo without help or back up So it was a fantastic title for a Bond novel BACK TO SIXTIES Also I liked the concept of setting it on 1969 using the original James Bond of Fleming s novelsSo instead of struggling in updating the character to a modern world the author just went back in time to use the character in a logic continuation of how Fleming left the characterIt was a brilliant idea Also an interesting thing is that the famous character never appeared on the Flemming s novels so here the author got the chance of introduced him as a young uentin Dale WHAT HAPPENED THEN So you may be wondering why the 3 star ratingOkay first of all the first two chapters were really slow ones and I was like out of track there BUT once Bond reached the MI6 headuarters and he was briefed about his mission the book got in track wonderfully and I really enjoyed a lot all the deal of him getting into the fictional country of Zanzarim in West AfricaIn fact the story presents a very realistic portrait of the African situation in the 60 sHowever at some point you feel that Bond isn t exactly in the good side of the war or that his mission is really something good but helping to destroy a struggling little new nation just because of political interests of EnglandOf course spies don t do politics and morale judgments but I expected that at some point his solo status maybe that he didn t approve his mission but no it wasn t the caseEven at some point he opted to put into coma some character instead of killing him that I think it was the wisest move due the situation but he didn t do it Geez So why he does have a licence to kill if he didn t use itAt some point without spoiling don t worry the mission was succesfully acomplished in the eyes of MI6 and her Majesty BUT James Bond felt that he needs to go further and honestly his motivations for that in my opinion were really weak and innecesary In that moment all my joy and excitement reading the novel went straight downWhile the book presents an interesting and well developed henchman the choice of mastermind was very weak and I think it ruined all the premise of the storyAlso the setting changed from West Africa to America and the CIA is heavily involved Geez If I want to read a novel about CIA I d do it but when it s James Bond I expected a mission with MI6 strong presence So I could forgive the two first chapters and still giving it a 4 or 5 star rating but the way how the third part of the story turned definitely convinced me that the only fair rating was of 3 stars that in any case it s still in the safe side of the rating However depending of your expectations you still may find this book like a compeling and very acceptable Bond novel

FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð William Boyd

FREE DOWNLOAD Solo by William Boyd í PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB M Aided by a beautiful accomplice and hindered by the local militia he undergoes a scarring experience which compels him to ignore M's orders in pursuit of his own brand of justice Bond's renegade actio. Published 08102013Author William BoydRecommended for fans of action booksWilliam Boyd is a very good and talented author and I think he did a brilliant job with this book It was compeling keeps your attention the storyline is also very good I think that people who enjoy the original Ian Fleming James Bond books will enjoy this book as well As I love James Bond I was abit sceptical about reading a James Bond book not written by Iam Fleming but I must admit I really really enjoyed reading this book It was packed full of action that was described in amazing detail it felt like you were actually there with them It is a seriously good read and a refreshing one with the writing style of William Boyd coming through as a uniue writer who isn t trying to be Ian Fleming


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    William Boyd ð 6 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð William Boyd CHARACTERS Solo by William Boyd With Licence to Read BOND ONLY BOND The Year 1969The place West AfricaThe Mission Oh something easyjust to stop a civil warBond only BondI had good expectations about this new novel about James BondThe first thing that I liked it was the titl

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    CHARACTERS Solo by William Boyd PDF READ Solo by William Boyd William Boyd ð 6 FREE DOWNLOAD HmmIt's not that I didn't like this book it's well plotted and the writing is perfectly competent it's that it turns out I really don't like James BondThis came as something of a shock I've always enjoyed the films especially Skyfall starring the immensely talented Daniel Craig Bond is glamorous witty strong loyal balletically violent looks great in a tux everything I could want in an action hero The thing i

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    William Boyd ð 6 FREE DOWNLOAD FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð William Boyd PDF READ Solo by William Boyd It's 1968 and James bond turning 45 years old is sent into a dirty war in AfricaThis is not the James Bond that Fleming wrote about Rather it's boring guy having a mid life crisis The villain isn't strong enough to hold any sort of interest It

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    PDF READ Solo by William Boyd FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð William Boyd William Boyd ð 6 FREE DOWNLOAD Boyd is in many ways a natural choice to produce a new instalment in the Bond series He has written good uality spy stories of his

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    CHARACTERS Solo by William Boyd FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ð William Boyd William Boyd ð 6 FREE DOWNLOAD As some who has never read a 007 novel or spy novels in general This was my first book that I read about the famous double agent Before that I only knew him through movies played by 6 different actors in the main role Before i share my thoughts on the bookI would like to mention that this book is set in the 60s the Connery eraWhere it’s a tactical spy story with some actions here and thereSo if you were expecting some

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  • Hardcover
  • 322
  • Solo by William Boyd
  • William Boyd
  • English
  • 23 September 2018
  • 9780062223128