Death to Spies
A Novel of the Espionage Adventures of Ian Fleming
By Quinn Fawcett
(Forge Books, Hardcover, 9780312869304, 400pp.)
Publication Date: August 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Mass Market Paperback
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Was Ian Fleming a master spy?
After years of serving in the intelligence community, Ian Fleming retired—and soon thereafter created James Bond, that debonair, dashing hero of countless novels and films.
But what if Fleming never really retired from spying? What if his position as an international journalist was really a cover for Cold War cat-and-mouse games?
In Death to Spies, Ian Fleming, master operative, steps out from the shadow of his creation to take his rightful place in the pantheon of fictional spies.
Fleming’s idyll on the island of Jamaica is disrupted when a ranking member of British Intelligence shows up with a wild story of purloined nuclear secrets and moles within British Intelligence, then mysteriously disappears, apparently the victim of foul play.
Investigating, Fleming faces hostility in Los Alamos--where anyone not American is automatically suspect--meets a glamorous, sexy woman with few scruples, and narrowly survives several attempts on his life.
Quinn Fawcett is the author of a number of mystery novels, including a series about Mycroft Holmes, older brother of the famous Sherlock (Embassy Row, The Flying Scotsman, and more) and a series detailing the espionage adventures of Ian Fleming (including Death to Spies and Siren Song). Retired from a respectable position with the Courts, Fawcett moved from London to the Caribbean a number of years ago.
“[Fleming is] assisted by a series of inscrutable beauties who suggest early studies for Bond girls. Fawcett describes brunches and betrayals with equal elegance.”—Kirkus Reviews