Download and read online Moonraker in PDF and EPUB British agent James Bond unravels a sinister plot when he confronts the mysterious Sir Hugo Drax, a multimillionaire who is financing the construction of a super-atomic rocket as part of Britain's new national defense system. Reprint.
Download and read online Moonraker in PDF and EPUB ‘For several minutes he stood speechless, his eyes dazzled by the terrible beauty of the greatest weapon on earth’ He’s a self-made millionaire, head of the Moonraker rocket programme and loved by the press. So why is Sir Hugo Drax cheating at cards? Bond has just five days to uncover the sinister truth behind a national hero, in Ian Fleming’s third 007 adventure.
Download and read online Moonraker in PDF and EPUB British Secret Service agent James Bond, a.k.a. 007, is sent to investigate a man believed to be cheating at bridge at a London club. He is drawn into a much more complex web than he ever imagined when he discovers that his target is an ex-Nazi involved in a plot to launch a nuclear attack on the heart of London. James Bond is one of the most iconic characters in 20th-century literature. In addition to the 12 novels and 9 short stories written by Ian Fleming, there have been over 40 novels and short stories written about the spy by other authors, and 26 films produced, starring actors such as Sean Connery and Daniel Craig as 007. Random House Canada is proud to bring you classic works of literature in ebook form, with the highest quality production values. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
Download and read online Moonraker in PDF and EPUB As British war hero Hugo Drax concludes construction of his state-of-the-art nuclear missile, the Moonraker, British secret agent James Bond is sent to protect the final test of the rocket against terrorist attack. But all may not be what it seems in a facility staffed exclusively by post-war German scientists, and Bond must once again put his life on the line as he races to protect the world from Drax’s heinous double-cross. Moonraker is the third book in the James Bond spy series. It was adapted for radio and provided the title for the eleventh James Bond movie, starring Roger Moore in the lead role.
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Download and read online Quick Guide Moonraker in PDF and EPUB Like two previous novels, the fictional British Secret Service agent Commander James Bond is the central character in “Moonraker.” The cover of “Moonraker” was based on Ian Fleming’s own concept. The story is completely set in England. The story is divided into two parts. The first part of the story revolves around a battle over a game of bridge in club-land in London between James Bond and industrial Sir Hugo Drax. Quick Guide: Moonraker Copyright Chapter One: Introduction Chapter Two: History and Background Chapter Three: Characters and Themes Chapter Four: Plot Summary Chapter Five: Reception and Response Chapter Six: Adaptations
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Download and read online Memoirs Of A Moonraker in PDF and EPUB It is nearly a century since Henry Walden arrived in Trowbridge in the 1920s and began making butter, a trade he had learned from his uncle in Somerset. Henry’s father and then his brother joined him, and before long they had expanded into poultry and sausages as well as cakes, eggs and a range of dairy products. John Walden, as Henry’s eldest son, learned the business at his father’s knee and played a leading role in the expansion and development of the group over the decades that followed. John’s business career has never prevented him from enjoying life to the full, and this warm and enthralling account of his life and times includes the details of his adventures with sailing boats, horses and motor cars old and new, as well as portraits of the many friends he has made along the way.
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Download and read online Moonraker s Bride in PDF and EPUB Born in a Mission in China, Lucy Waring finds herself with fifteen small children to feed and care for when she is thrown into the grim prison of Chengfu and meets Nicholas Sabine - a man condemned to death. He asks her the same cryptic riddle that Robert Falcon, another 'foreign devil', has asked her only the day before, and the mystery of this riddle echoes through Lucy's when she is brought to England by the Gresham family. Unused to English ways, she is constantly in disgrace and is soon involved in the long and bitter feud between the Greshams and the family who live across the valley in the house called Moonrakers. In England Lucy discovers danger, romance and heartache, and mystery as strange events lead her to doubt her own senses. How could she see a man, long dead, walking in the misty darkness of the valley? Who carried her unconscious into the labyrinth of the Chislehurst Caves and left her to die? It is only when Lucy returns to China, a country now at war, that she finds the answers to the mysteries of her past. It is in China, at the moment when all seems lost, that she at last finds where her heart belongs.
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Download and read online Moonraker in PDF and EPUB As the super patriot and war veteran who’s bankrolling Britain’s top-secret Moonraker rocket program, Sir Hugo Drax should be above reproach. But there’s more to this enigmatic millionaire than he lets on. When M suspects Drax of cheating at cards in an exclusive gentleman’s club, he sends Bond in to investigate. But exposing the deception only enrages Drax—and now 007 must outwit an angry man with the power to loose a nuclear warhead on London. The mysterious death of the head of security at Drax’s missile base gives Bond the perfect opportunity to go undercover to find out the secret agenda of the supposed British war hero. With the help of another agent, the lustrous Gala Brand, 007 learns the truth about Drax’s battle scars, his wartime allegiances—and his murderous plans for the deployment of Moonraker. Review Irresistibly readable Observer About the Author Ian Fleming was born in London on May 28, 1908. He was educated at Eton College and later spent a formative period studying languages in Europe. His first job was with Reuters News Agency where a Moscow posting gave him firsthand experience with what would become his literary bete noire—the Soviet Union. During World War II he served as Assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence and played a key role in Allied espionage operations. After the war he worked as foreign manager of the Sunday Times, a job that allowed him to spend two months each year in Jamaica. Here, in 1952, at his home “Goldeneye,” he wrote a book called Casino Royale—and James Bond was born. The first print run sold out within a month. For the next twelve years Fleming produced a novel a year featuring Special Agent 007, the most famous spy of the century. His travels, interests, and wartime experience lent authority to everything he wrote. Raymond Chandler described him as “the most forceful and driving writer of thrillers in England.” Sales soared when President Kennedy named the fifth title, From Russia With Love, one of his favorite books. The Bond novels have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide, boosted by the hugely successful film franchise that began in 1962 with the release of Dr. No. He married Anne Rothermere in 1952. His story about a magical car, written in 1961 for their only son Caspar, went on to become the well- loved novel and film Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Fleming died of heart failure on August 12, 1964, at the age of fifty-six.
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