James Bond is a marked man, SMERSH – the Russian organisation dedicated to wiping out foreign spies – has targeted him for elimination. Fiendish Colonel Rosa Klebb and her top assassin lay a sting for Bond in Istanbul – and they have the perfect bait in the irresistible Tatiana Romanova, whose orders are to seduce 007 and leave the rest to her superiors. But when the trap is sprung, Bond and Tatiana become pawns in a deadly game of cross and double-cross . . .
One of the most thrilling novels of the Cold War (and among President Kennedy's favourite books), From Russia with Love was the work that made Fleming's name, and James Bond an icon.