MI6 previews the second collection of Raymond Benson's official James Bond continuation novels "Choice Of Weapons", including cover artwork...

Book Preview: Choice Of Weapons
6th December 2009

James Bond - The Union Trilogy by Raymond Benson

To follow up the first trilogy collection of James Bond continuation novels by author Raymond Benson ("The Union Triolgy, October 2008), Pegasus Books will release a second trio of titles in one volume later this year. The new anthology is scheduled for release in the UK and USA in August 2010.

The collection will contain Benson's other three novels, comprising "Zero Minus Ten" (1997), "The Facts Of Death" (1998), and his final novel "The man With The Red Tattoo" (2002). As a bonus, the short stories "Live At Five" and "A Midsummer Night's Doom" will be included.

Official Blurb
In this new collection of James Bond novels, never before published in trade paperback, we are once again treated to the thrilling adventures of Fleming’s classic hero, first in The Facts of Death, which pits Britain’s famed secret agent against a fanatic cult who has murdered M’s lover; then in Zero Minus Ten, where Bond finds himself in Hong Kong to investigate a series of deadly shipping explosions; and finally in The Man with the Red Tattoo, where Bond must stop a Japanese crime ring from attempting a mass assassination with a deadly strain of the West Nile virus.


Above: Cover artwork for the compendium, designed by Michael Fusco

As an added bonus for the fanatical Bond fan base, the collection includes two short stories never-before-published in book form, Live at Five and Midsummer Night’s Doom.

Through it all, Raymond Benson masterfully evokes the classic Bond flair, romance, and élan that made Ian Fleming’s novels worldwide bestsellers. Between 1996 and 2002, Raymond Benson assumed the mantel of writing the 007 novels. He wrote six Bond novels during that time and three film novelizations. His James Bond Bedside Companion was nominated for an Edgar Award.

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Publisher: Pegasus Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 864
RRP: $19.95
Released: 17th August 2010

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