By A Staff Writer
The World Cup is over, but not the thrills. Now you can sit back and read the prequel to Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, this is the story of how James Bond becomes secret agent 007. Titled, Forever and A Day (Rs 599) it is a thrilling, fast-paced, page-turner of a novel from the Sunday Times-bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. Horowitz is the only author to have been invited to write a second book for the Bond series by the Ian Fleming Estate. The book features never-before-seen original material written by Ian Fleming.
A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. The explosive prequel to Casino Royale, from bestselling author Anthony Horowitz
M laid down his pipe and stared at it tetchily. ‘We have no choice. We’re just going to bring forward this other chap you’ve been preparing. But you didn’t tell me his name.’
‘It’s Bond, sir,’ the Chief of Staff replied. ‘James Bond.’
The sea keeps its secrets. But not this time. One body. Three bullets. 007 floats in the waters of Marseille, killed by an unknown hand. It’s time for a new agent to step up. Time for a new weapon in the war against organised crime. It’s time for James Bond to earn his licence to kill. This is the story of the birth of a legend, in the brutal underworld of the French Riviera.
ANTHONY HOROWITZ is the author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider, and is also responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War. He has also written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; Two James Bond novels, Trigger Mortis andForever and a Day; His previous thrillers Magpie Murders and The Word is Murder were both Top Ten Sunday Times bestsellers. He is on the board of the Old Vic Theatre, and was awarded an OBE for his services to literature in January 2014. Another Word For Murder is the second in a series of crime novels starring Detective Daniel Hawthorne.