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Commander James Bond, KCMG, DSO, OBE, RNVR, (Ret.) "A Deadly Career"
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Commander James Bond KCMG, DSO, OBE, RNVR, (Ret.) “A Deadly Career”
In which we find James Bond, retired from the Secret Service, and still living in his Chelsea flat, comfortably situated off the King’s Road. His treasured housekeeper, May, an elderly Scotswoman, has long since passed, and Bond has hired another woman to take her place. Arranged on a long Queen Anne table in Bond’s flat are mementos from his deadly career – objects representing his successes and failures in his line of business: killing enemies and foiling organizations that threaten the Crown, the Service, and himself.
These objects are tarnished with the long years of treachery, ruthlessness, and fear as is Bond. Each object tells a story, reminding him how close to death he came with every new assignment, every occasion when he was launched, like a loaded projectile, across the world toward some distant target of M’s choosing. Kill or be killed. Bond gave it little thought on the job, following every lead that would bring success and satisfaction to the Admiral to whom he had dedicated his loyalty, trust and life.