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In Secret Service by Mitch Silver
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Jul 27, 09

Read in July, 2009

Mitch Silver had a clever idea for a novel. His premise-- real life creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming, discovers a secret left over from World War II-- this secret is so volatile that a number of people are set to prevent from being exposed.

This novel has a bit of a split personality as the author flips back and forth between the modern day holder of the document and Mr. Fleming's memoir. Silver reveals some really neat tradecraft and spycraft (in regards to a caper in a bank safety deposit vault) but beyond that... the novel is unexciting and boring... The secret itself it quite interesting speculation on the author's part-- but his author notes show that he has researched his subject well.

A great idea.. some clever moments.. but otherwise a very mediocre novel.

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