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Penguin Books, 1955 - Fiction - 247 pages
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Moonraker, Britain's new ICBM-based national defense system, is ready for testing, but something's not quite right. At M's request, Bond begins his investigation with Sir Hugo Drax, the leading card shark at M's club, who is also the head of the Moonraker project. But once Bond delves deeper into the goings-on at the Moonraker base, he discovers that both the project and its leader are something other than they appear to be.

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Review: Moonraker (James Bond (Original Series) #3)

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Moonraker is, in a lot of ways, the classic James Bond story. It's got a megalomaniacal villain (equipped with a sinister revenge plot and a menacing right-hand henchman), cold war espionage, fast ... Read full review

Review: Moonraker (James Bond (Original Series) #3)

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Fleming's third Bond novel is absolutely his best so far. Full of twists and sabotage, it's classic 007 espionage. Read full review

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Ian Fleming (1908-1964), creator of the world's best-known secret agent, is the author of fourteen James Bond books. Born in London in 1908 and educated at Eton and Sandhurst, he became the Reuters Moscow correspondent in 1929. In the spring of 1939, Fleming went back to Moscow as a special correspondent for the London Times. In June of that same year, he joined Naval Intelligence and served throughout World War II, finally earning the rank of Commander, RNVSR (Sp.). Much of the James Bond material was drawn directly from Fleming's experiences as an intelligence officer. Later, Fleming became a consultant on foreign affairs for the London Sunday Times, by which time he had become far better known as the creator of James Bond.

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