Author Raymond Benson’s sixth original James Bond adventure The Man With The Red Tattoo has been published in Finland as “Punainen Tatuointi.” The interesting cover art uses the “007” logo as seen on the recent Ian Fleming reissues. Red Tattoo sees James Bond traveling to Japan to do battle with terrorist Goro Yoshida who threatens to use chemical warfare against world leaders at a G8 summit.
The Man With The Red Tattoo was first published by Hodder & Stoughton in May 2002. It was Benson’s last original James Bond novel. He announced his retirement from the series in early 2003.
This marks the sixth Benson title to appear in Finnish. The other books are: Zero Minus Ten, The Facts of Death, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. The only non-English speaking country to have published all the Benson books is Italy.