London: Jonathan Cape, 1964
First Edition. A previous owner’s name to the first free endpaper, otherwise a fine copy. The dust jacket near fine, with a slight wrinkle at the head of the spine, and a small trace of residual tape removal to the verso not affecting the front. A very pleasing example. The eleventh of Fleming’s Bond novels, and the concluding installment of the Blofeld Trilogy. It would be the last work published in his lifetime.
“When Ernst Stavro Blofeld blasted into eternity the girl whom James Bond had married only hours before, the heart, the zest for life, went out of Bond. Incredibly from being a top agent of the Secret Service, he had gone to pieces, was even on the verge of becoming a security risk. M is persuaded to give him one last chance - an impossible mission far removed from his usual duties.”