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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Anthony Horowitz Narrator: David Oyelow Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The James Bond Series Release Date:
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Incorporating original, never-before-published material from 007 creator Ian Fleming, New York Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz returns literary legend James Bond to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating and dashing thriller.

The world’s most famous spy, James Bond, has just returned victorious from his showdown with Auric Goldfinger in Fort Knox. By his side is the glamorous and streetwise Pussy Galore, who played no small part in his success. As they settle down in London, the odds of Galore taming the debonair bachelor seem slim—but she herself is a creature not so easily caught.

Meanwhile, the struggle for superiority between the Soviet Union and the West is escalating. In an attempt to demonstrate Soviet strength, SMERSH plans to sabotage an international Grand Prix in the hot zone of West Germany. At the Nürburgring Racing Circuit, Bond must play a high-speed game of cat and mouse to stop them, but when he observes a secretive meeting between SMERSH’s driver and a notorious Korean millionaire, it becomes clear that this is just the infamous organization’s opening move.

An orphan of the Korean War, he has a personal reason for wanting to bring America to its knees. He’s helping SMERSH decisively end the white-hot space race—but how? With the help of an American female agent, Bond uncovers a plan that leads first to Florida and then to New York City, where a heart-stopping face-off will determine the fate of the West.

This thriller has all the hallmarks of an original Ian Fleming adventure and features welcome familiar faces, including M and Miss Moneypenny. Horowitz delivers a smooth and seductive narrative of fast cars and beautiful women, ruthless villains, and a breathtaking plot that will leave listeners hanging until the very end.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “As Bond-villain plots go, this is a clever one…There are more than enough pleasures for even the strictest Bond aficionado in Trigger Mortis.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “The heart of any good thriller is the plot, and…Horowitz doesn’t disappoint. The action moves with high velocity…. [and] stays true to the Bond of Fleming’s books.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Horowitz…delivers the tersely precise prose that makes Bond so compelling, but more than that, he also supplies touches of Fleming’s cruel poetry…A brisk and effective ride.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “Great fun…[for] readers who can’t get enough of James Bond at his coolest and suave-est.”

    Seattle Times

  • “A humdinger of a Bond story, so cunningly crafted and thrillingly paced that 007’s creator would have been happy to have owned it…From his brilliant first chapter on, Horowitz is a pitch-perfect mimic of the Fleming one-line punch….He even gets the clichés spot on.”

    Financial Times (UK)

  • Trigger Mortis fits seamlessly among the original Cold War-era gems…Bona fide Bond in every way.”

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  • “Impressive…The sturdy plot involves a suitably diabolical and grandiose scheme. An excellent mimic of Fleming’s prose, Horowitz delivers an entertainment sure to please James Bond fans.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Actor David Oyelowo brings a magical performance rich with gravitas to this James Bond audiobook. His accents are excellent, and the characters are an extremely varied lot: A Korean psychopath, a Russian race-car driver, Americans, and, of course, the British Bond—James Bond. But Oyelowo goes further, shifting from methodical pacing to heart-pounding, breathless descriptions at just the right moments.”


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