Secret Agent James Bond’s most hazardous assignment — a spectacular gamble with fate
Another Great Pan cover can be seen in this collection
James Bond’s most devilish adversary — an evil genius with a lust for gold
She Played A Man’s Game With A Woman’s Weapons
The company’s marketing geniuses griped that the name Casino Royale wasn’t sufficiently saleable. (“Apparently, it was feared that American readers would not be able to pronounce ‘Royale,” quips a piece at CommanderBond.net). They wanted something different, a replacement that was more in keeping with the tough-guy stories then flooding U.S. bookstores.”Fleming’s suggestions for a new title, The Double-O Agent and The Deadly Gamble, were disregarded,” Wikipedia recalls,”in favor of You Asked for It. The novel was subtitled ‘Casino Royale’ and made reference to secret agent 007 as ‘Jimmy Bond’ on the back cover”
From the back:
If he hadn’t been a tough operator, Jimmy Bond would never have risked a weekend with a woman who used her magnificent body as a weapon to destroy him…
But it was toughness that had landed Jimmy his job with the Secret Service — the job of smashing the ruthless Le Chiffre and his spy network — no matter how many women tried to stop him…
Executioner! Spy-Catcher! Spectacular exploits of Britain’s agent extraordinary!
Was the beautiful French girl a helpless pawn in the Soviet’s scheme to trap agent James Bond… or was the a sinister siren of death?
A beautiful nature girl and secret agent James Bond battle a power-mad maniac on a secluded island of death
The artist read the book! Honeychile Ryder is described wearing a loose cotton shirt and belt, carrying a knife, when she and Bond explore No’s island.
Casino Royale, From Russia With Love, Doctor No, and Goldfinger