Twice delayed from its original June 9, 2003 release date, the Coronet omnibus edition of John Gardner’s first three James Bond novels License Renewed, For Special Services, and Icebreaker has finally been published and can be ordered from Amazon.co.uk, although quantities may be limited. The cover art is the same art Coronet used on a previous edition of For Special Services. No word on whether Coronet plans to reprint other Gardner titles. The last time these three books appeared in print in the UK was in 1995. Gardner’s work remains out of print in the U.S.
- LICENSE RENEWED, first published in 1981, sees OO7 returning to service in the 1980s to battle a tyrannical Scottish Laird. Locations include: Dublin, London, Scotland, Paris, and Perpignan.
- FOR SPECIAL SERVICES, first published in 1982, features the return of SPECTRE as Bond and Felix Leiter’s daughter go undercover for the U.S. government. Locations this time: New York, Washington D.C., Texas, Missouri, Colorado, and Louisiana.
- ICEBREAKER, first published in 1983, sees 007 battling a neo-Nazi army deep in the Arctic Circle. Other locations include Libya, Helsinki, the USSR, and Heathrow Airport. This is a favorite book among Bond fans.
Paperback 780 pages (31 January, 2004)
Publisher: Coronet; ISBN: 0340830840
Category(ies): Fiction , Crime, Thrillers & Mystery