A British Secret Service agent and his secretary have gone missing from their base in Kingston, Jamaica. M thinks this will be an easy case for 007, still recovering from his near fatal encounter with a Russian agent. But after arriving in Jamaica to investigate, Bond learns that the reclusive Dr Julius No may be behind the disappearance of the pair. And when Bond and the exotic Honeychile Rider are caught trespassing on Dr No's secluded island, they discover he has diabolical plans afoot that could threaten international security . . .
In Dr No Fleming created one of his greatest villains – a megalomaniac with a sadistic fascination with pain, against whom Bond must fight for his life in a murderous game of his adversary's choosing.