When Bond is on a mission in Africa, he finds that not all operatives have his best interest in mind. After tying up one mission he decides to take matters into his own hands by going solo.
This is my first dip into the world of James Bond that doesn’t revolve around high-action television drama. I didn’t start at the beginning as any normal person would but got stuck in the middle with Solo and I loved it.
I have read plenty of Boyd’s work, enough to know that I like his style and this book was no different in that respect. The quality of his storytelling is right at the top and his character development is spot on. Writing about a fictional character who is so widely known can be risky but in this case, totally worth it.
Boyd brings out the best of Bond and his womanizing ways are more natural, less sexist, and the emotional content is so much better. You can connect with Bond’s character because Boyd has really brought him to life and humanized the legend. For this aspect alone, it is a must-read.