Anthony Horowitz (2015 – 2022)

Trigger Mortis (2015): Bond is assigned to protect a British racing driver from an attack by the Russians during a Grand Prix. As a consequence he encounters Jason Sin, a Korean with a grudge against the USA who has plans to trigger a bomb under New York and make it look like it was caused by a missile test gone wrong, thereby halting the US space program. (Note: This story takes place immediately after the events of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger) [TMn]

Forever and a Day (2018) – Bond investigates the killing of the previous man designated 007 and resumes his final mission: determine what is behind the sudden lack of drug activity in the Corsican underworld. In the south of France he meets Joanne “Sixtine / Madame 16” Brochet, a freelance adventurer who leads him to Corsican mob boss Jean-Paul Scipio. Bond and madame 16 eventually uncover a plan by Scipio and his partner, American multi-millionaire named Irwin Wolfe, to flood the US with their manufactured heroin. (Note: This story takes place prior to the events in Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale) [FAADn]

With a Mind to Kill

With a Mind to Kill opens with M’s funeral. One man is missing from the graveside: the traitor who pulled the trigger and who is now in custody, accused of M’s murder – James Bond.  Behind the Iron Curtain, a group of former Smersh agents want to use the British spy in an operation that will change the balance of world power. Bond is smuggled into the lion’s den – but whose orders is he following, and will he obey them when the moment of truth arrives? n a mission where treachery is all around and one false move means death, Bond must grapple with the darkest questions about himself. But not even he knows what has happened to the man he used to be. (Note: This story takes place immediately after the events of Ian Fleming’s The Man With The Golden Gun) [WAMTKn]

You can check out our On Her Majesty’s Secret Podcast interview with Anthony Horowitz HERE.