Our friends over at Spywise.net have a brand new special feature targeted at fans of author Raymond Benson and the literary James Bond in general… Behind The Scenes of Doubleshot: How and Why Raymond Benson Put Me Into His Fourth 007 Thriller by Iwan Morelius.
Raymond Benson’s Doubleshot
This memoir and photo-fest from Sweden’s Iwan Morelius traces his relationship with Benson and how they travelled together in Spain while the then-current 007 continuation author was researching material for what became his fourth official Bond novel, 2000’s Doubleshot.
The second novel in Benson’s Union trilogy, Doubleshot finds James Bond squaring off once again against the criminal organization known as the Union, who have vowed revenge against the British agent after he foiled their Skin 17 plans in the previous novel, High Time to Kill. With a detailed and intricate plot and locations including Gibraltar and Spain, Doubleshot is often cited by fans as a high point in the Benson Bond canon.
As a result of their valued assistance to Benson during his research trip, both Morelius and his wife were transformed into characters in the final novel. Readers will recognize them as the Swedish plastic surgeon Iwan Morelius and the seductive, but deadly assassin Margareta Piel.
Complemented with numerous photographs from the trip, Behind The Scenes of Doubleshot: How and Why Raymond Benson Put Me Into His Fourth 007 Thriller is a must-read for literary Bond fans. The seven-page long PDF file can be located in the James Bond Files section of Spywise.net…
SPYWISE.NET: Behind The Scenes of Doubleshot: How and Why Raymond Benson Put Me Into His Fourth 007 Thriller by Iwan Morelius
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