If James Bond could do well in the big screen he certainly does in this novel by Ian Fleming. Fleming brings his entertaining writing into a realistic novel. I love this book. It brings excitement, suspense, romance, a little novelty and the shocking climax is Fleming's best ending in a 007 novel.
The beginning of the book has Bond rescuing a suicidal woman from a beach. Bond at this point of his spy career is bad. He wants a discharge from the service in order to possibly start a family. In the meantime he meets the same woman at a French casino where he saves her at the table. Her name is Tracy, a spoiled and hard-nosed girl who is exactly a contessa and daughter of a crime boss. Later on the story takes a sudden turn. Tracy's father, Marc-Ange offers Bond a proposition. He would give Bond vital information about the whereabouts of the evil Blofeld if Bond would marry his daughter. Bond is hesitant. He actually likes her but refuses the deal. Bond thinks it over. Bond doesn't want to miss the chance of apprending Blofeld, so he agrees to court Tracy, but not to marry her. Bond receives Blofeld's wherabouts in the mountaintops of Switzerland. He assumes the alias of Sir Hillary Gray, a genealogist, in order to infultraite Blofeld's "medical clinic" who specializes at curing people's allergies. Surprisingly, when Bond gets there, the place is guarded like a fort and the attendants are all woman. Bond uses his charm to woo the ladies in order to learn Blofeld's evil plan. Bond's investigation soon goes out of control and becomes a target of Blofeld and his goons. He escapes the dangerous mountaintops of the Swiss Alps and reunites with Tracy. The story then turns into a chase and Bond & Tracy must survive, along with their passisonate love for each other. I won't reveal the rest of the plot along with the surprising ending because I want you readers to read this fantastic novel. Ian Fleming is an amazing author. Oh by the way the movie is just as good as the book. Bye.