Double or Die

Publisher: Penguin

Review

The young James Bond is back for a third adventure and this time he's trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of one of his professors.

Professor Fairburn has seemingly vanished but does send an odd letter to James' crossword-mad friend Pritpal. It dawns on the boys that this letter is crammed with cryptic clues relating to the real reasons behind Fairburn’s absence.

The friends realise that their teacher has been kidnapped and they have 48 hours to try and solve his clues and rescue him.

Soon James finds himself on the tough streets of London's East End, embroiled in the sabotage of a Russian code-breaking machine and facing danger almost everywhere he turns.

Exciting feats of physical and mental dexterity abound in this gripping, pacy read, which should appeal to girls and boys alike.

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