There is only one Bond. Enjoy these intoxicating spy novels in stylish Vintage Classics editions.
Le Chiffre is a businessman with expensive tastes, and SMERSH’s chief operative in France. But as his dissolute lifestyle threatens to ruin him, his only hope is to risk his paymasters’ money at the card table.
James Bond, the finest gambler in the service, has a deadly new mission: to outplay Le Chiffre and shatter his Soviet cell.
Amidst the opulence of Casino Royale, the two men face each other for a game with the highest stakes of all.
“Ian Fleming has discovered the secret of narrative art…the reader has to go on reading”
“A superb gambling scene, a torture scene which still haunts me, a beautiful girl”
“Mr Fleming’s first novel is an extremely engaging affair…the especial charm of the book is the high poetry with which he invests the green blaize lagoons of the casino tables…Mr Fleming has produced a book that is both exciting and extremely civilized”
Times Literary Supplement
“[Casino Royale is] lively, most ingenious in detail, on the surface as tough as they are made and charmingly well-bred beneath”
“One of the most original spy thrillers that has ever tickled a jaded palate”