Previously announced by CBn back in May of 2006, the second volume of Samantha Weinberg’s (writing as Kate Westbrook) The Moneypenny Diaries trilogy, Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries is set to be released on 2 November 2006.
The author previously revealed some details as to what fans can expect in volume 2: ‘there are a couple of on-going story lines that I am bound to follow—Miss Moneypenny is going to keep on her father’s trail, for instance, there has to be some resolution over the Prenderghast affair and, of course, Bond does return, with a bang, at the beginning of The Man With the Golden Gun. I don’t want to give too much else away, but she will definitely be getting out of the office again, and probably heading eastwards, towards the Iron Curtain.’
Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries can now be pre-ordered from amazon.co.uk at a discounted price of £11.21. The official blurb runs:
From saving spies to private passions, this book covers the secret adventures of James Bond’s right-hand woman. Jane Moneypenny may project a cool, calm and collected image but her secret diaries reveal a rather different story. In the grip of an uncertain love affair and haunted by a dark family secret, the last thing she needs is a crisis at work. But the Secret Intelligence Service is in chaos. One senior officer is on trial for treason, another has defected to Moscow and her beloved James Bond has been brainwashed by the KGB. Only a woman’s touch can save them.
Moneypenny soon finds herself embroiled in a highly-charged adventure infused with the glamour of the Cold War espionage game. Alone on a dangerous Russian mission she turns, with breathless intimacy, to writing a truly explosive private diary.
Secret Servant: The Moneypenny Diaries
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