The union trilogy
In this trilogy of thrillers, James Bond tackles one of the most dangerous adversaries he’s ever encountered—THE UNION, a mysterious and sinister organization of criminals-for-hire. Led by a blind mastermind with highly-developed senses, the Union has no political stance or religious affiliations. The members are only in it for the money. If the price is right, then the mission—no matter how improbable—is never impossible.

Originally published in 1999, this high octane adventure takes 007 from one of England’s most exclusive golf clubs to the cosmopolitan city of Brussels, and finally to an expedition up the icy heights of the third tallest peak in the Himalayas. The goal is a stolen military secret that could shake the world—and 007 must fight the brutal forces of nature, the enemies around him, and retrieve the goods before the opposition does.

In this unique 007 adventure, originally published in 2000, the Union has vowed revenge on James Bond and has concocted an ingenious and complex scheme to destroy him—by forcing 007 to believe he’s going mad. The only way Bond can regain his sanity is to embark on a personal mission that takes him from the seedy underbelly of London’s Soho to the souks of Tangier; from a Union training camp in Morocco to the clutches of a deadly Spanish beauty with links to an international assassination plot.

In the third and final part of the trilogy, originally published in 2001, James Bond finally comes face to face with the Union’s enigmatic leader. The search begins at a French movie studio where a police raid goes horribly wrong, and then to Paris for a deadly game of predator and prey. The journey eventually takes the agent to a thrilling underwater brush with mortality, a chase through the Corsican wilderness, a surprise encounter with an old friend—and the final confrontation with a twisted criminal genius.

The full-length short story BLAST FROM THE PAST. Raymond Benson’s first 007 outing, originally published in a shortened form in Playboy Magazine (January 1997), is published here in English for the first time in its complete, original “director’s cut.”

A new Introduction by the author.
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Bond novels have been written by several authors since Fleming’s death, including Kingsley Amis, but Raymond Benson is, for my money, one of the best. His fast-paced action and stylish recreation of 007 make his work a must for all Bond fans.

Edinburgh Evening News, UK

Benson...shows why he was chosen to pick up from stylish John Gardner the franchise on Ian Fleming’s deathproof hero… Smartly plotted all the way, right down to a black climax echoing the final page of ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE.

Kirkus Reviews

Benson embues his Bond with enough honor, sexual prowess and action-hero skills to please the purist and enthrall the novice.

Publishers Weekly