DEATH TO SPIES by Quinn Fawcett - SIGNED FIRST EDITION BOOKForge: NY 2002 First edition, first printing, new/unread in flawless dustjacket,
The world knows Ian Fleming best as the creator of that international sensation, James Bond, hero of countless novels and films. The real Ian Fleming was once an operative for British Naval Intelligence, ostensibly retired to a career in journalism after World War II. Rumors have long swirled that Fleming never completely left the spy game . . .
Quinn Fawcett brings the fictional Ian Fleming and the cold war to new life in Death to Spies. As tightly written as a Le Carre novel, Death to Spies showcases the flair for imaginative inventions, sophisticated banter, and sex appeal that marked Fleming's own fiction.
It is the time of Philby, Burgess and Maclean, a time when British Intelligence didn't know whom to trust. As an outsider, retired to Jamaica, Ian Fleming might be able to discover who is stealing nuclear secrets from the US and selling them to Stalin's Russia and an unknown buyer who might be even more dangerous. As Fleming investigates in a hostile Los Alamos and meets a glamorous, available woman, he imagines the technology that would make his job easier - powerful listening devices, pens that conceal cameras, and other gadgets familiar to fans of James Bond.