MI6 previews "Secret Servant", the second
book in the Miss Moneypenny Diaries series by author
Secret Servant - Preview
5th September 2006
Secret Servant (The Moneypenny Diaries) - Kate Westbrook
The Secret Life of James Bond's Right Hand Woman
Miss Moneypenny projects a cool, calm and collected image, the
personification of chic sophistication and unflappable poise.
She handles her cohort of 00 agents with good-humoured grace.
She is professional and precise yet there is always the feeling
that there is more to Jane than meets the eye.
|Indeed, it is time to move over James Bond! For now one
of our sassiest and sexiest female icons, has been given a
far larger role of her own. Jane is equally daring and dastardly,
as this second book in The Moneypenny Diaries series reveals.
Plots continue to thicken against the backdrop of the Cold
War. Bond has been brainwashed by the KGB and only one woman
can save him. To complicate things, is Moneypenny about
to discover that her father was indeed murdered? And is
she about to fall victim to murder herself?
All will be revealed in her truly explosive private diary.
Secret Servant will be published in the same month as the
release of the new Bond movie, Casino Royale. But whereas
for the first time ever the film will not feature Moneypenny,
Secret Servant will reinforce just why she is so crucial
to the Bond myth.
Above : Front cover artwork
From saving spies to private passions, this book covers the secret
adventures of James Bond's right-hand woman. Jane Moneypenny may
project a cool, calm and collected image but her secret diaries
reveal a rather different story. In the grip of an uncertain love
affair and haunted by a dark family secret, the last thing she needs
is a crisis at work. But the Secret Intelligence Service is in chaos.
One senior officer is on trial for treason, another has defected
to Moscow and her beloved James Bond has been brainwashed by the
KGB. Only a woman's touch can save them. Moneypenny soon finds herself
embroiled in a highly-charged adventure infused with the glamour
of the Cold War espionage game. Alone on a dangerous Russian mission
she turns, with breathless intimacy, to writing a truly explosive
Title: Secret Servant
Author: Kate Westbrook
Publisher: John Murray
Released: 2nd November 2006 (UK)
R.R.P: £16.99 (UK)
||About The Author
Kate Westbrook is the pseudonym for Samantha Weinberg, frustrated
spy and author of the best-selling A Fish Caught in Time –
the Search for the Coelacanth, and Pointing From the Grave,
which won the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-fiction.