After the events at Silverfin James Bond finds himself back at Eton, now a member of a secret risk taking society. James is eagerly waiting for the holidays to come, when the opportunity for James to go on an educational trip to Sardinia James immediately says yes. When they arrive James makes arrangements to stay at the house of his Uncle Victor and his housemate who happens to be the famous Italian artist Polipoli. When their Villa is broken into and all of their art stolen, James begins to ask a couple of questions of his own which leads him to discover a secret society that intends to rebuild the Roman Empire.
I have said this time and time again on this blog but I believe that Charlie Higson is by far one of the best writers around today. His ability to move faultlessly from one book to another is sublime. If I were to point out one flaw it is that there were one or two moments when the plot seemed fairly predictable. Aside from that it was a great book that I would recommend to anyone.
Teen Rating: An almost perfect book by an almost perfect author 4/5. 13+