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10 thoughts on “The Ian Fleming Files:Operation Armada

  1. Chloe Thurlow Chloe Thurlow says:

    Some names from fiction stay in our minds forever Who can forget Scarlett O Hara, Lolita, Heathcliffe, Holly Golightly, Bond, James Bond Even if the author slips from our memory, their creations remain as solid as granite sculptures.If there is an exception, it has to be Ian Fleming most likely because Mr Bond wasn t entirely imagined but stepped from the real life adventures of the author Like 007, Fleming was a Royal Navy commander With this as his starting point, author Damian Stevens Some names from fiction stay in our minds forever Who can forget Scarlett O Hara, Lolita, Heathcliffe, Holly Golightly, Bond, James Bond Even if the author slips from our memory, their creations remain as solid as granite sculptures.If there is an exception, it has to be Ian Fleming most likely because Mr Bond wasn t entirely imagined but stepped from the real life adventures of the author Like 007, Fleming was a Royal Navy commander With this as his starting point, author Damian Stevenson brings us Operation Armada, an adventure based on Fleming s experiences in navy intelligence during the Second World War.In what is projected as the first story from The Fleming Files, our true life hero, code name 17F, drops at night by parachute with enough gold bullion to buy a fleet of ships from the French Navy to prevent them falling into German hands prior to the planned 1940 invasion of Britain With a smorgasbord of larger than life villains,double crosses than turns in a spiral staircase and the de rigueur charms of femme fatale Denise Astier, we speed as if behind the wheel of a Bentley re calibrated by M through a page turning narrative that will leave readers excited for a fresh dip into the Fleming Files.For those who couldn t remember the authors of the books listed above they are Margaret Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Emily Bronte, Truman Capote and Ian Fleming


  2. Rick F. Rick F. says:

    What a magnificent and sparkling new espionage novel in what promises to be a truly remarkable new book series.Ian Fleming is world known that the creator of James Bond What is less know is that Fleming had his own daring and dangerous experiences working with British Intelligence during WWII Thanks to the sterling writing skills of Damian Stevenson, The Writer has become the hero The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada has all elements that continue to keep Fleming s Bond books as popular as What a magnificent and sparkling new espionage novel in what promises to be a truly remarkable new book series.Ian Fleming is world known that the creator of James Bond What is less know is that Fleming had his own daring and dangerous experiences working with British Intelligence during WWII Thanks to the sterling writing skills of Damian Stevenson, The Writer has become the hero The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada has all elements that continue to keep Fleming s Bond books as popular as ever Razor tight prose, fascinating characters like Colonel Remy, Eddie Watteau, Rene Melik, Denise Astier and even a splendid turn by Noel Coward and a plot line that absorbs the reader from the first page The writer creates a truly accurate wartime atmosphere..one can almost feel the London fog All of the diverse locales are perfectly rendered This book is a winner in every way I am so pleased that Mr Stevenson plansnovels in the Ian Fleming Files series The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada is a hard act to follow, but given Damian Stevenson s abundant skills and knowledge,I have little doubt thatto quote the most famous wartime movie. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READRICK FRIEDMANFOUNDERTHE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB


  3. Jams Roses Jams Roses says:

    The real James BondI knew nothing of Ian Fleming, other than being the author of James Bond, but I do now and it has become demonstrably clear as to where he got his ideas from for his famous hero It s also clear that the author has done his research for this book, so much so that I ve learned much about World War II, and what it meant to be alive in that period Operation Armada was a great read, always entertaining and kept me gripped like a good war time adventure spy story should The d The real James BondI knew nothing of Ian Fleming, other than being the author of James Bond, but I do now and it has become demonstrably clear as to where he got his ideas from for his famous hero It s also clear that the author has done his research for this book, so much so that I ve learned much about World War II, and what it meant to be alive in that period Operation Armada was a great read, always entertaining and kept me gripped like a good war time adventure spy story should The dialogue was great, snappy and authentic, the story had a bit of everything action, drama, the love interest, and you d be forgiven for thinking Ian Fleming may have had a hand in writing this himself.Could this be made into a James Bond style film Possibly I imagine as the Bond fan that this author clearly is, he s had half an eye on the telephone ever since publishing, expecting a producer to call with big ideas on how to translate the story to the screen Even if that never happens, it s still very much worth a read Recommended 5 5


  4. Peter John Peter John says:

    The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada follows Naval Commander Ian Fleming as he attempts to gain control, on behalf of the British Government, of the French Fleet after the German occupation of France during World War Two.This was an intriguing look into the lesser known side of Ian Fleming A well researched and brilliantly written novelisation of Ian Fleming s experiences during the early part of World War Two Filled with scenarios that feel familiar, as Ian Fleming had used his own experie The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada follows Naval Commander Ian Fleming as he attempts to gain control, on behalf of the British Government, of the French Fleet after the German occupation of France during World War Two.This was an intriguing look into the lesser known side of Ian Fleming A well researched and brilliantly written novelisation of Ian Fleming s experiences during the early part of World War Two Filled with scenarios that feel familiar, as Ian Fleming had used his own experiences, such as those featured in this book, as inspiration for his world famous Bond novels The Ian Fleming files are filled with detailed descriptions and fast paced action The author s attention to detail in regards to setting the scenes and describing equipment and authentic WW2 attire really helps to place you into the historic era in which this book is set I hope to readfrom this author and follow Ian Fleming further into his wartime experiences


  5. John Hanley John Hanley says:

    A cracking read I was particularly interested in Damian Stevenson s take on Ian Fleming as I have been researching his role in 1940 myself for a sub plot in my third novel I m amazed by the amount of secret material still buried in the government archives about operations mounted during the second world war and have always suspected that Ian Fleming s role was far greater than previously explained Mr Stevenson has demonstrated through his own diligent research that this is indeed the case and, A cracking read I was particularly interested in Damian Stevenson s take on Ian Fleming as I have been researching his role in 1940 myself for a sub plot in my third novel I m amazed by the amount of secret material still buried in the government archives about operations mounted during the second world war and have always suspected that Ian Fleming s role was far greater than previously explained Mr Stevenson has demonstrated through his own diligent research that this is indeed the case and, from my ownlimited enquiries, I know that there is far, faryet to be revealed Cleverly, the author has laid down a marker for a whole series which could end up as a new James Bond type film franchise with the real inspiration for the role as the central character There is no doubt that Operation Armada reads like a film script and, though I have no specific knowledge of the author s intentions, I suspect that is the real thrust of this novel Certainly, the period detail is sumptuous and Fleming s character, habits and personal preferences are very well laid out The writing is stylish and very much in the mode of a young Fleming who, as I m sure we will discover over this series, was responsible for some of the most imaginative operations during this war James Bond fans will already know how fantastical some of his exploits seem even in an age where we take new technology for granted In Operation Armada, the author reveals that this technological war was already well established by equipping Fleming with advanced weapons which some historians might believe were only on the drawing board at the time However, all weapons have to be tested and, in the atmosphere of intense secrecy surrounding new developments, experimental prototypes needed someone to take those risks On a rare sunny day in the UK, I finished reading this by the side of my pool, vodka martini sans olive close to hand though, with health and safety in mind, it was in a plastic glass How Fleming would have laughed at my cowardice I don t suppose he would have been too impressed by wind turbines either Keep this up Mr Stevenson We need to be reminded of a time when real men weren t afraid to be heroes and, through Ian Fleming, you have the perfect vehicle to stiffen our spines


  6. Jaymes Terry Jaymes Terry says:

    Damian Stevenson is an expert on Ian Fleming I have read his screenplays and articles and I was thrilled to learn that he had decided to write an e book genre book that utilized his knowledge of Fleming s life to tell an old fashioned World War 2 thriller yarn that reads like a cross between a Jason Bourne movie and a BBC costume drama The combination is interesting Lots of scenes of characters in tuxedoes sipping cocktails and talking about Jerry and the Bosch with old boy and I say Damian Stevenson is an expert on Ian Fleming I have read his screenplays and articles and I was thrilled to learn that he had decided to write an e book genre book that utilized his knowledge of Fleming s life to tell an old fashioned World War 2 thriller yarn that reads like a cross between a Jason Bourne movie and a BBC costume drama The combination is interesting Lots of scenes of characters in tuxedoes sipping cocktails and talking about Jerry and the Bosch with old boy and I say sprinkled about liberally terrific stuff A bit too much time is devoted to cataloguing who wore what and who ate what but I think it s because this is a first novel I actually enjoyed all this ephemera because I am a history buff but I can see why some reviewers thought the descriptions were overkill By far the best parts of this book are the action sequences the amazing opening flyover surveillance of the French fleet, the parachute drop that goes wrong, the thrilling helicopter attack, the ski chase that nods to On Her Majesty s Secret Service but takes it further and of course the obligatory last hurrah climax at the villain s lair all were first rate passages, superbly done In the next book I would like to seecharacter development, especially with regards Ian Fleming s relationship to Ann O Neill whom he married in 1953 There were cameos of Peter Fleming, Celia Johnson, Lady Fleming and Noel Coward, who was alluded to I hope we see these characters takeof a role in future books This story is set in 1940, which gives author Stevenson a lot of time to play with One wonders where the series will go from here The research must have taken forever I hope we don t have to wait too long for the next installment which the liner notes in this book tells us is called The Ian Fleming Files Operation Trinity


  7. Simon Okill Simon Okill says:

    The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada by Damian Stevenson gripped me by the scruff of the neck and dragged me kicking and screaming, dropping me off breathless at the last incredible page of this brilliant spy thriller set in France WWII I was immediately reminded of Alistair MacLean s awesome work and this bookthan matches those great novels I grew up on The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Ice Station Zebra and now as a grown up I have been thoroughly treated to this great spy The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada by Damian Stevenson gripped me by the scruff of the neck and dragged me kicking and screaming, dropping me off breathless at the last incredible page of this brilliant spy thriller set in France WWII I was immediately reminded of Alistair MacLean s awesome work and this bookthan matches those great novels I grew up on The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Ice Station Zebra and now as a grown up I have been thoroughly treated to this great spy novel depicting the early war career of Ian Fleming.With the Germans invasion of France, the British get wind of Operation Sealion, Hitler s plans to invade Britain The beleaguered French Fleet would make a handy addition to the Kriegsmarine dooming Britain Ian Fleming is dropped into France with enough gold to purchase the fleet, but when he enlists the French Resistance he is aware of a traitor He is also ruthlessly hunted by General Bock, a vicious sadist With its wonderful descriptions, use of military hardware, uniforms, insignia, this book concocts a thriller of FIVE STAR proportions This reader cannot wait for book two or the movie


  8. CK CK says:

    If you like James Bond then this book is for you Also, if you like World War 2 or just entertaining thrillers in general It s a real page turner I loved the detailed descriptions, especially the way the author describes the fashions of the era The Nazi characters were really well drawn I would like to have seenof the romance between Ian Fleming and the French resistance girl She was probably my favorite character I won t spoil it but the twist halfway through the book worked brillia If you like James Bond then this book is for you Also, if you like World War 2 or just entertaining thrillers in general It s a real page turner I loved the detailed descriptions, especially the way the author describes the fashions of the era The Nazi characters were really well drawn I would like to have seenof the romance between Ian Fleming and the French resistance girl She was probably my favorite character I won t spoil it but the twist halfway through the book worked brilliantly I didn t see it coming and it made the second half of the book very suspenseful This is a perfect beach read or airplane flight read I recommend it to anyone who likes crisp prose, action, history and a little romance rolled into one


  9. Morgan Mitchell Morgan Mitchell says:

    I was given an ARC in exchange for a fair review and I am very pleased I love action and this book transported me right into the middle of it If you like an amazing James Bond like hero, you will love Ian Fleming I enjoyed the historical detail and description in this spy novel This fast paced book had a little something for everyone and I would definitely watch it on the big screen


  10. Angel Sefer Angel Sefer says:

    Very interesting book The book grabbed my attention from the very beginning I am not big in WWII stories, however I love James Bond, and this book was another James Bond exciting adventure Damien Stevenson is a clever author with wonderful writing skills He used the famous author Ian Fleming of the Bond Novels as his main character The stories are thrilling and suspenseful exactly like James Bond.I thought it was astounding that Ian Fleming used his personal experiences to produce some of Very interesting book The book grabbed my attention from the very beginning I am not big in WWII stories, however I love James Bond, and this book was another James Bond exciting adventure Damien Stevenson is a clever author with wonderful writing skills He used the famous author Ian Fleming of the Bond Novels as his main character The stories are thrilling and suspenseful exactly like James Bond.I thought it was astounding that Ian Fleming used his personal experiences to produce some of the most successfully books and movies in the world Stevenson did a great job in researching Ian Fleming s life and letting us, the readers, take a pick at the details of his very interesting life.As an Intelligence Agent for the British Royal Navy, he was dispatched to France to meet with the French commander with a Bona Fide Offer While there he finds himself right in the middle of the German invasion of Paris His major interest was make sure that the French ships come under the British control, rather than falling in the hands of the Germans.His adventures, the espionage, and the dangerous spy activities are not much different than the ones you find in the Bond movies This is the reason that Damien Stevenson s book is exciting, enjoyable, and noteworthy.I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to everyone


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10 thoughts on “The Ian Fleming Files:Operation Armada

  1. Chloe Thurlow Chloe Thurlow says:

    Some names from fiction stay in our minds forever Who can forget Scarlett O Hara, Lolita, Heathcliffe, Holly Golightly, Bond, James Bond Even if the author slips from our memory, their creations remain as solid as granite sculptures.If there is an exception, it has to be Ian Fleming most likely because Mr Bond wasn t entirely imagined but stepped from the real life adventures of the author Like 007, Fleming was a Royal Navy commander With this as his starting point, author Damian Stevens Some names from fiction stay in our minds forever Who can forget Scarlett O Hara, Lolita, Heathcliffe, Holly Golightly, Bond, James Bond Even if the author slips from our memory, their creations remain as solid as granite sculptures.If there is an exception, it has to be Ian Fleming most likely because Mr Bond wasn t entirely imagined but stepped from the real life adventures of the author Like 007, Fleming was a Royal Navy commander With this as his starting point, author Damian Stevenson brings us Operation Armada, an adventure based on Fleming s experiences in navy intelligence during the Second World War.In what is projected as the first story from The Fleming Files, our true life hero, code name 17F, drops at night by parachute with enough gold bullion to buy a fleet of ships from the French Navy to prevent them falling into German hands prior to the planned 1940 invasion of Britain With a smorgasbord of larger than life villains,double crosses than turns in a spiral staircase and the de rigueur charms of femme fatale Denise Astier, we speed as if behind the wheel of a Bentley re calibrated by M through a page turning narrative that will leave readers excited for a fresh dip into the Fleming Files.For those who couldn t remember the authors of the books listed above they are Margaret Mitchell, Vladimir Nabokov, Emily Bronte, Truman Capote and Ian Fleming


  2. Rick F. Rick F. says:

    What a magnificent and sparkling new espionage novel in what promises to be a truly remarkable new book series.Ian Fleming is world known that the creator of James Bond What is less know is that Fleming had his own daring and dangerous experiences working with British Intelligence during WWII Thanks to the sterling writing skills of Damian Stevenson, The Writer has become the hero The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada has all elements that continue to keep Fleming s Bond books as popular as What a magnificent and sparkling new espionage novel in what promises to be a truly remarkable new book series.Ian Fleming is world known that the creator of James Bond What is less know is that Fleming had his own daring and dangerous experiences working with British Intelligence during WWII Thanks to the sterling writing skills of Damian Stevenson, The Writer has become the hero The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada has all elements that continue to keep Fleming s Bond books as popular as ever Razor tight prose, fascinating characters like Colonel Remy, Eddie Watteau, Rene Melik, Denise Astier and even a splendid turn by Noel Coward and a plot line that absorbs the reader from the first page The writer creates a truly accurate wartime atmosphere..one can almost feel the London fog All of the diverse locales are perfectly rendered This book is a winner in every way I am so pleased that Mr Stevenson plansnovels in the Ian Fleming Files series The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada is a hard act to follow, but given Damian Stevenson s abundant skills and knowledge,I have little doubt thatto quote the most famous wartime movie. This is the beginning of a beautiful friendship A JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB MUST READRICK FRIEDMANFOUNDERTHE JAMES MASON COMMUNITY BOOK CLUB


  3. Jams Roses Jams Roses says:

    The real James BondI knew nothing of Ian Fleming, other than being the author of James Bond, but I do now and it has become demonstrably clear as to where he got his ideas from for his famous hero It s also clear that the author has done his research for this book, so much so that I ve learned much about World War II, and what it meant to be alive in that period Operation Armada was a great read, always entertaining and kept me gripped like a good war time adventure spy story should The d The real James BondI knew nothing of Ian Fleming, other than being the author of James Bond, but I do now and it has become demonstrably clear as to where he got his ideas from for his famous hero It s also clear that the author has done his research for this book, so much so that I ve learned much about World War II, and what it meant to be alive in that period Operation Armada was a great read, always entertaining and kept me gripped like a good war time adventure spy story should The dialogue was great, snappy and authentic, the story had a bit of everything action, drama, the love interest, and you d be forgiven for thinking Ian Fleming may have had a hand in writing this himself.Could this be made into a James Bond style film Possibly I imagine as the Bond fan that this author clearly is, he s had half an eye on the telephone ever since publishing, expecting a producer to call with big ideas on how to translate the story to the screen Even if that never happens, it s still very much worth a read Recommended 5 5


  4. Peter John Peter John says:

    The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada follows Naval Commander Ian Fleming as he attempts to gain control, on behalf of the British Government, of the French Fleet after the German occupation of France during World War Two.This was an intriguing look into the lesser known side of Ian Fleming A well researched and brilliantly written novelisation of Ian Fleming s experiences during the early part of World War Two Filled with scenarios that feel familiar, as Ian Fleming had used his own experie The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada follows Naval Commander Ian Fleming as he attempts to gain control, on behalf of the British Government, of the French Fleet after the German occupation of France during World War Two.This was an intriguing look into the lesser known side of Ian Fleming A well researched and brilliantly written novelisation of Ian Fleming s experiences during the early part of World War Two Filled with scenarios that feel familiar, as Ian Fleming had used his own experiences, such as those featured in this book, as inspiration for his world famous Bond novels The Ian Fleming files are filled with detailed descriptions and fast paced action The author s attention to detail in regards to setting the scenes and describing equipment and authentic WW2 attire really helps to place you into the historic era in which this book is set I hope to readfrom this author and follow Ian Fleming further into his wartime experiences


  5. John Hanley John Hanley says:

    A cracking read I was particularly interested in Damian Stevenson s take on Ian Fleming as I have been researching his role in 1940 myself for a sub plot in my third novel I m amazed by the amount of secret material still buried in the government archives about operations mounted during the second world war and have always suspected that Ian Fleming s role was far greater than previously explained Mr Stevenson has demonstrated through his own diligent research that this is indeed the case and, A cracking read I was particularly interested in Damian Stevenson s take on Ian Fleming as I have been researching his role in 1940 myself for a sub plot in my third novel I m amazed by the amount of secret material still buried in the government archives about operations mounted during the second world war and have always suspected that Ian Fleming s role was far greater than previously explained Mr Stevenson has demonstrated through his own diligent research that this is indeed the case and, from my ownlimited enquiries, I know that there is far, faryet to be revealed Cleverly, the author has laid down a marker for a whole series which could end up as a new James Bond type film franchise with the real inspiration for the role as the central character There is no doubt that Operation Armada reads like a film script and, though I have no specific knowledge of the author s intentions, I suspect that is the real thrust of this novel Certainly, the period detail is sumptuous and Fleming s character, habits and personal preferences are very well laid out The writing is stylish and very much in the mode of a young Fleming who, as I m sure we will discover over this series, was responsible for some of the most imaginative operations during this war James Bond fans will already know how fantastical some of his exploits seem even in an age where we take new technology for granted In Operation Armada, the author reveals that this technological war was already well established by equipping Fleming with advanced weapons which some historians might believe were only on the drawing board at the time However, all weapons have to be tested and, in the atmosphere of intense secrecy surrounding new developments, experimental prototypes needed someone to take those risks On a rare sunny day in the UK, I finished reading this by the side of my pool, vodka martini sans olive close to hand though, with health and safety in mind, it was in a plastic glass How Fleming would have laughed at my cowardice I don t suppose he would have been too impressed by wind turbines either Keep this up Mr Stevenson We need to be reminded of a time when real men weren t afraid to be heroes and, through Ian Fleming, you have the perfect vehicle to stiffen our spines


  6. Jaymes Terry Jaymes Terry says:

    Damian Stevenson is an expert on Ian Fleming I have read his screenplays and articles and I was thrilled to learn that he had decided to write an e book genre book that utilized his knowledge of Fleming s life to tell an old fashioned World War 2 thriller yarn that reads like a cross between a Jason Bourne movie and a BBC costume drama The combination is interesting Lots of scenes of characters in tuxedoes sipping cocktails and talking about Jerry and the Bosch with old boy and I say Damian Stevenson is an expert on Ian Fleming I have read his screenplays and articles and I was thrilled to learn that he had decided to write an e book genre book that utilized his knowledge of Fleming s life to tell an old fashioned World War 2 thriller yarn that reads like a cross between a Jason Bourne movie and a BBC costume drama The combination is interesting Lots of scenes of characters in tuxedoes sipping cocktails and talking about Jerry and the Bosch with old boy and I say sprinkled about liberally terrific stuff A bit too much time is devoted to cataloguing who wore what and who ate what but I think it s because this is a first novel I actually enjoyed all this ephemera because I am a history buff but I can see why some reviewers thought the descriptions were overkill By far the best parts of this book are the action sequences the amazing opening flyover surveillance of the French fleet, the parachute drop that goes wrong, the thrilling helicopter attack, the ski chase that nods to On Her Majesty s Secret Service but takes it further and of course the obligatory last hurrah climax at the villain s lair all were first rate passages, superbly done In the next book I would like to seecharacter development, especially with regards Ian Fleming s relationship to Ann O Neill whom he married in 1953 There were cameos of Peter Fleming, Celia Johnson, Lady Fleming and Noel Coward, who was alluded to I hope we see these characters takeof a role in future books This story is set in 1940, which gives author Stevenson a lot of time to play with One wonders where the series will go from here The research must have taken forever I hope we don t have to wait too long for the next installment which the liner notes in this book tells us is called The Ian Fleming Files Operation Trinity


  7. Simon Okill Simon Okill says:

    The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada by Damian Stevenson gripped me by the scruff of the neck and dragged me kicking and screaming, dropping me off breathless at the last incredible page of this brilliant spy thriller set in France WWII I was immediately reminded of Alistair MacLean s awesome work and this bookthan matches those great novels I grew up on The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Ice Station Zebra and now as a grown up I have been thoroughly treated to this great spy The Ian Fleming Files Operation Armada by Damian Stevenson gripped me by the scruff of the neck and dragged me kicking and screaming, dropping me off breathless at the last incredible page of this brilliant spy thriller set in France WWII I was immediately reminded of Alistair MacLean s awesome work and this bookthan matches those great novels I grew up on The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Ice Station Zebra and now as a grown up I have been thoroughly treated to this great spy novel depicting the early war career of Ian Fleming.With the Germans invasion of France, the British get wind of Operation Sealion, Hitler s plans to invade Britain The beleaguered French Fleet would make a handy addition to the Kriegsmarine dooming Britain Ian Fleming is dropped into France with enough gold to purchase the fleet, but when he enlists the French Resistance he is aware of a traitor He is also ruthlessly hunted by General Bock, a vicious sadist With its wonderful descriptions, use of military hardware, uniforms, insignia, this book concocts a thriller of FIVE STAR proportions This reader cannot wait for book two or the movie


  8. CK CK says:

    If you like James Bond then this book is for you Also, if you like World War 2 or just entertaining thrillers in general It s a real page turner I loved the detailed descriptions, especially the way the author describes the fashions of the era The Nazi characters were really well drawn I would like to have seenof the romance between Ian Fleming and the French resistance girl She was probably my favorite character I won t spoil it but the twist halfway through the book worked brillia If you like James Bond then this book is for you Also, if you like World War 2 or just entertaining thrillers in general It s a real page turner I loved the detailed descriptions, especially the way the author describes the fashions of the era The Nazi characters were really well drawn I would like to have seenof the romance between Ian Fleming and the French resistance girl She was probably my favorite character I won t spoil it but the twist halfway through the book worked brilliantly I didn t see it coming and it made the second half of the book very suspenseful This is a perfect beach read or airplane flight read I recommend it to anyone who likes crisp prose, action, history and a little romance rolled into one


  9. Morgan Mitchell Morgan Mitchell says:

    I was given an ARC in exchange for a fair review and I am very pleased I love action and this book transported me right into the middle of it If you like an amazing James Bond like hero, you will love Ian Fleming I enjoyed the historical detail and description in this spy novel This fast paced book had a little something for everyone and I would definitely watch it on the big screen


  10. Angel Sefer Angel Sefer says:

    Very interesting book The book grabbed my attention from the very beginning I am not big in WWII stories, however I love James Bond, and this book was another James Bond exciting adventure Damien Stevenson is a clever author with wonderful writing skills He used the famous author Ian Fleming of the Bond Novels as his main character The stories are thrilling and suspenseful exactly like James Bond.I thought it was astounding that Ian Fleming used his personal experiences to produce some of Very interesting book The book grabbed my attention from the very beginning I am not big in WWII stories, however I love James Bond, and this book was another James Bond exciting adventure Damien Stevenson is a clever author with wonderful writing skills He used the famous author Ian Fleming of the Bond Novels as his main character The stories are thrilling and suspenseful exactly like James Bond.I thought it was astounding that Ian Fleming used his personal experiences to produce some of the most successfully books and movies in the world Stevenson did a great job in researching Ian Fleming s life and letting us, the readers, take a pick at the details of his very interesting life.As an Intelligence Agent for the British Royal Navy, he was dispatched to France to meet with the French commander with a Bona Fide Offer While there he finds himself right in the middle of the German invasion of Paris His major interest was make sure that the French ships come under the British control, rather than falling in the hands of the Germans.His adventures, the espionage, and the dangerous spy activities are not much different than the ones you find in the Bond movies This is the reason that Damien Stevenson s book is exciting, enjoyable, and noteworthy.I thoroughly enjoyed the book and I would recommend it to everyone


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