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  1. Japan Gets 'High' This Fall

    The Facts of Death was the most recent Benson novel published in Japan.

    The Facts of Death was the most recent Benson novel published in Japan.

    Raymond Benson’s third original James Bond novel High Time To Kill will be released in Japan this fall by Hayakawa. First published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1999, High Time To Kill sees 007 climbing the world’s third highest peak in his first encounter with the deadly criminal organization, The Union.

    This marks the seventh Benson title to appear in Japanese. The other books are: Zero Minus Ten, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, The Man With The Red Tattoo, and most recently The Facts of Death (pictured right).

    The only non-English speaking country to have published all the Benson books is Italy.

    Raymond Benson penned a total of nine James Bond adventures (six originals and three movie novelizations). He is currently writing a bestselling series of books based on Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell. His second book, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Operation Barracuda, is due for publication on November 1.

    Naoshima Island in Japan recently erected a museum in honor of Raymond and his final Bond book, The Man With The Red Tattoo (which featured Naoshima as a location). For Raymond’s own personal report on the museum’s grand opening, CLICK HERE.

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