Above: Bond is left unaware of Trigger's
fate after he deliberately ignored orders to kill her.
Source To Strip
Fleming's short story of a melancholy 007 grudgingly accepting
a mission which he considers to be in cold blood, is faithfully
created by Lawrence and Horak - perhaps one of the most
accurate adaptations in the Bond canon.
Horak's art sets the mood for the strip, perfectly reflecting
the dismal and disheveled state of East Berlin. Fleming's
original story used Trigger's identity as the blonde cellist
Bond has been eyeing up for the twist, but Lawrence adds
his own surprise by killing off Trigger in a "shooting
range accident" - obviously the KGB disposing of a
failing comrade. Bond isn't made aware of her grisly fate,
and is left stewing that although he's in trouble for ignoring
orders to shoot to kill, the attractive Trigger is probably
in a deeper mess.
The Berlin Wall hadn't been constructed in Fleming's original
story, instead Agent 272 had to cross no-mans-land, overlooked
by potential sniping positions. The addition of the Wall
adds further to the compelling Cold War feel created by
Lawrence and Horak.