When you think of secret agents, who springs to mind? For many it's James Bond, Ian Fleming's charismatic spy 007 with his "license to kill." Diamonds are Forever (London: Jonathan Cape, 1956) is the fourth book in the series and follows Bond's escapades as he tracks down the leaders of a smuggling ring with the assistance of Tiffany Case - the obligatory "Bond girl." The catch phrase "shaken, not stirred" makes its first appearance here in a dinner scene with Bond and Case.
As with many of the Bond novels, the film adaptation features a radically revised plot and characters. Ask for Rare Book PR 6056 .L4 D52 1956 to read the original and find out what was changed in the film version.