The world knows Ian Fleming best as the creator of that
international sensation, James Bond, hero of countless
novels and films. The real Ian Fleming was once an
operative for British Naval Intelligence, ostensibly
retired to a career in journalism after World War II.
Rumors have long swirled that Fleming never completely left
the spy game. . . .
At a posh New Year's Eve party in London, Fleming falls
hard and fast for the glamorous Nora, who mixes brains and
beauty in a way Fleming can barely resist. But it's winter
in England, and he longs to return to his sanctuary on the
island of Jamaica, and he has a plane to catch. On his way
to the airport, Fleming is practically kidnapped by
operatives of British Intelligence who offer him a scoop-
the name of a powerful American businessman who is secretly
a Communist and who may be passing US secrets to Soviet
Russia. Suspecting that British Intelligence has its own
private reasons for discrediting this man, and unwilling to
be their patsy, Fleming will not look at the dossier.
When Nora unexpectedly turns up in Jamaica, Fleming
anticipates a pleasant idyll-particularly when he discovers
that this beautiful woman is a tough, adventurous, former
war correspondent. Sex appeal, intelligence, and a shared
passion for journalism-Fleming sees a new future unfolding
before him. Even learning that Nora is investigating the
American whose dossier Fleming refused does not dampen the
former spy's ardor. The explosion of a bomb in Nora's hotel
room provokes Fleming, who accompanies Nora to her home
base of San Francisco.
There, Nora plans to expose the businessman's connections
to Soviet Russia and his bigamous marriage. Fleming has his
hands full keeping the lady safe-but begins to wonder just
why the people trying to kill Nora are so persistent.
In a world of concealed motives, love is a most dangerous
game. . . .