Agent OSS117 travels behind the Iron Curtain to Russia undercover to retrieve an important microfilm....
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Double Take Reviews
Read this a while back and could have sworn I already reviewed it, oh well. Read this because Bruce's protagonist Hubert Bonisseur de la Bath (no it doesn't mean in the bath), Agent OSS 117 is thought by some to be the inspiration for James Bond. See if you can spot similarity in their agent numbers. Jean Bruce was a fast living french writer who died young in a spectacular high speed car crash. Actually I don't know if it was spectacular or high speed, but it seems appropriate. Anyway Bruce only had time to write about 150 page turners before his death - and although Bruce is still well known in France (his whole family continues to write OSS novels) know one else really cared and that was fine with Ian Flemming. This particular novel sees our man with a pipe shagging his way to Russia to recover a not so secret microfilm. Then he's off to the US (he works for the CIA) to seek out the dirty traitor whose been leaking secrets to the commies. It's not very well written, but then neither is Flemming - well what did you expect. Bruce is not as good at sadism and luxury brands as Flemming, plus he was French, which probably explains their relative successes. Still maybe worth a read for the curious spy fan.