Young James Bond is back. His plans for a solitary summer are dashed by the discovery of a gruesome film reel - a reel someone is willing to kill for. Travelling to Los Angeles, James gets caught up in a sinister plot of blackmail, murder and revenge. His friend's in danger, his life on the line, James must find a way out. Or die trying.
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"There are car chases, fight scenes, a glamorous party and a final shoot-out that is surely a homage to the climax of The Man With the Golden Gun ... [Cole] is a master of action, and the scenes on the sinister airship as it makes its way over the Atlantic are particularly tense." -- Suzi Feay The Financial Times "What impressed me most about Shoot to Kill was Cole's ability to create a contained story that moved the character of James Bond on, but stayed true to the Fleming vision. Children will love the action elements of this book, but even an adult who is a fan of Bond can get some sneaky pleasure out of the book." The Bookbag "The story was exciting and the period details were authentic; he has obviously done his research and handles his material with confidence. The writing is economical and the characters are well drawn, they include some suitably villainous bad guys plus strong female roles too. As a life-long fan of Fleming's books Steve Cole is comfortable in Bond's world including several playful nods to the older Bond's character." -- Clair Stanton We Love This Book "Action-packed, with references to Fleming's Bond that will surprise and delight the most avid Bond fan." Mail on Sunday "Comedy, dash and imagination refresh a rebooted British hero." -- Amanda Craig New Statesman
Steve Cole is a bestselling children's author and lifelong fan of Ian Fleming's James Bond. His various book series include Z. Rex, Thieves Like Us, Doctor Who and Astrosaurs, with collective sales of over three million copies. In other careers he has worked as an editor of books and magazines for readers of all ages.