I was a little surprised people could be so positive this was Ian Fleming's best Bond. Then I read it. They are right. And before I go on, this has nothing to do with the Roger Moore film. While the book is set in England, it has a simple but coherent plot and an excellent villain, described in some distasteful detail not I suspect to the liking of dentists, and a very good opening scene. Fleming does not try to write a dense convoluted book. Everything is simple. Bond is on great form and the relationship with Gala Brand very interesting. A surprise ending. I recommend this novel.