Forever and A DeathBook - 2017
The Bond That Never Was Two decades ago, the producers of the James Bond movies hired legendary crime novelist Donald E. Westlake to come up with a story for the next Bond film. The plot Westlake dreamed up -- about a Western businessman seeking revenge after being kicked out of Hong Kong when the island was returned to Chinese rule -- had all the elements of a classic Bond adventure, but political concerns kept it from being made. Never one to let a good story go to waste, Westlake wrote an original novel based on the premise instead -- a novel he never published while he was alive. Now, nearly a decade after Westlake's death, Hard Case Crime is proud to give that novel its first publication ever, together with a brand new afterword by one of the movie producers describing the project's genesis, and to give fans their first taste of the Westlake-scripted Bond that might have been.
Publisher: New York : Hard Case Crime, .
Branch Call Number: Westlake
Characteristics: 463 pages ; 23 cm.