Hot on the the heels of the fourth book in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (?), The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz, Anthony Horowitz has just released the latest James Bond book with the dubious title of Trigger Mortis. I’ve read the Sebastian Faulks and Jefferey Deaver efforts and while both books are enjoyable, they didn’t quite capture the essence of Bond as depicted in the original Ian Fleming novels (as opposed to the films). The initial reviews of Horowitz’s book are favourable while those of Lagercrantz are not, which just goes to show what a poisoned chalice it is to carry on someone else’s work.
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