Dropping the legend that is 007 into post-colonial Africa, William Boyd delivers a story as intoxicating as a Vespar martini. Solo (HarperCollins, $26.99) carries on the Ian Fleming legacy, but the Bond found in this novel is a more mature version of Fleming’s—he’s a man beginning to cross the line into middle age and watching his demons catch up to him. But he’s got plenty of the young, dynamic Bond in him—continuing his usual adventures into dark, romantic, and tragic lands as the beautiful girl falls for him while bombs detonate around him. Our hero here is still Bond, James Bond—as he always will be.
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