Hmm, this book left me a bit mixed up.

I love the Young Bond series and so jumped at the chance to read a new story in the series.  As far as that’s concerned, I really liked this book but unfortunately that only covers the first fifty pages or so.

The rest is taken up by covering stuff anyone who has read the previous books already knows.  It’s a bit like a Young Bond encyclopedia if you like.

Personally, it felt a bit like a money-making exercise.  Higson has decided that he won’t be doing any more of these books for a while, so either he or the publishers have decided that one more payday would be nice.

While the new story is a decent enough read, it doesn’t really justify the pricetag - at least until the paperback is available at a decent discount…

Also in this series

  1. Book No 1 : Double or Die by Charlie Higson
  2. Book No 2 : Hurricane Gold by Charlie Higson
  3. Book No 3 : By Royal Command by Charlie Higson
  4. Book No 4 : The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
  5. Book No 5 : Too Close to Home by Linwood Barclay
  6. Book No 6 : Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons
  7. Book No 7 : Michael Schumacher : The Edge of Greatness by James Allen
  8. Book No 8 : Why do I Say These Things? by Jonathan Ross
  9. Book No 9 : The Spook’s Secret by Joseph Delaney
  10. Book No 10 : The Spook’s Battle by Joseph Delaney
  11. Book No 11 : The Spook’s Mistake by Joseph Delaney
  12. Book No 12 : Rapscallion by James McGee
  13. Book No 13 : Patient Zero by Jonathan Maberry
  14. Book No 14 : A Snowball in Hell, by Christopher Brookmyre
  15. Book No 15 : The Spook’s Sacrifice, by Joseph Delaney
  16. Book No 16 : When will there be Good News? by Kate Atkinson
  17. Book No 17 : Remote Control by Andy McNab
  18. Book No 18 : Michael Jackson - Legend, Hero, Icon: A Tribute to the King of Pop by James Aldis
  19. Book No 20 : The Traveller by John Twelve Hawks
  20. Book No 19 : Indelible by Karin Slaughter
  21. Book No 21 : The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston and Mario Spezi
  22. Book No 22 : The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
  23. Book No 23 : Batman: Year One - Deluxe Edition by Frank Miller & David Mazzuchelli
  24. Book No 24 : It’s Not What You Think by Chris Evans
  25. Book No 25 : Suffer The Children by Adam Creed
  26. Book No 26 : Long Lost by Harlen Coben
  27. Book No 27 : Danger Society : The Young Bond Dossier by Charlie Higson
  28. Book No 28 : Batman: Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller and Klaus Janson