Anthony Horowitz does an excellent job taking the reader back in time on a 1960s timewarp with James Bond's first adventure. An MI6 Agent with the codename 007 is murdered in France. He's about to expose a very big heroin deal involving Corsican gangsters and parties unknown. Only to get three slugs in his chest for his troubles; Bond is sent into France to find out who pulled the trigger. What follows next is fitting for a Connery era 007 adventure. There's plenty of action, romance, intrigue and espionage to keep your attention throughout!