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Casino Royale (Penguin Modern Classics) (original 1953; edition 2004)
by Ian Fleming
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Casino Royale / Live and Let Die / Moonraker / Diamonds Are Forever / From Russia with Love / Dr. No / Goldfinger / For Your Eyes Only / Thunderball / The Spy Who Loved Me / On Her Majesty's Secret Service / You Only Live Twice / The Man with the Golden Gun / Octopussy and 007 in New York by Ian Fleming
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 014200202X, Paperback)
In the first of Ian Fleming's James Bond novels, 007 declares war on Le Chiffre, French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH.
The battle begins with a fifty-million-franc game of baccarat, gains momentum during Bond's fiery love affair with a sensuous lady spy, and reaches a chilling climax with fiendish torture at the hands of a master sadist. For incredible suspense, unexpected thrills, and extraordinary danger, nothing can beat James Bond in his inaugural adventure.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:44:39 -0400)
In the first James Bond novel, originally published in 1953, 007 takes on Le Chiffre, a French communist and paymaster of the Soviet murder organization SMERSH, as the suave agent becomes involved in a high-stakes game of baccarat, enjoys a fiery love affair with a sexy female spy, and endures torture at the hands of a master sadist.
(summary from another edition)