Thunderball – 1st by Ian Fleming. First UK Edition (1961). First impression. Medium format hardback in VG condition. No internal markings. Pages clean, binding firm. The jacket has quite a bit of chipping to extremities and general wear but no loss. Now in removable protective sleeve. Please see pictures. Paypal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
The ninth novel in Ian Fleming’s James Bond series.
Upon M’s insistence, James Bond takes a two week respite in a secluded natural health spa. But amid the bland teas, tasteless yogurts, and the spine stretcher the guests lovingly call ‘The Rack,’ Bond stumbles onto the trail of a lethal man with ties to a new secret organisation called SPECTRE.
When SPECTRE hijacks two A-bombs, a frantic global search for the weapons ensues. Then, M’s hunch that the place containing bombs will make a clean drop into the ocean sends Bond to the Bahamas to investigate. On the island paradise, 007 finds a wealthy pleasure seeker’s treasure hunt and meets Domino Vitali, the gorgeous mistress of Emilio Largo, otherwise known as SPECTRE’s Number 1. But as powerful as Number 1 is, he works for someone else: Ernst Stavro Blofeld, a peculiar man with a deadly creative mind.
Thunderball marks the beginnings of one of the most iconic villains in history, and the only match for the wits of James Bond.
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