For the first time, followers of the James Bond adventures will see Agent 007 as he appears through the eyes of a beautiful woman, a woman who, in the midst of brutality and terror, recognizes Bond for what he is: a handsome and appealing killer. But only a killer can help her now.
Vivienne Michell is in trouble. Trying to escape her tangled past, she has run away to the American backwoods, winding up at the Dreamy Pines Motor Court. A far cry from the privileged world she was born to, the motel is also the destination of two hardened killers—the perverse Sol Horror and the deadly Sluggsy Morant. When a coolly charismatic Englishman turns up, Viv, in terrible danger, is not just hopeful but fascinated. Because he is James Bond, 007; the man she hopes will save her, the spy she hopes will love her.
This story of a night of horrifying fear in the Adirondacks bears the customary Fleming hallmark: what Max Lerner in the New York Post called "his enormous resourcefulness...his sure sense of what will fascinate and terrify the reader, his contriving of hairbreadth escapes."