December 2013 Dr. No by Ian Fleming. This is the sixth of the "Bond, James Bond" books .

M sends Bond on what he thinks is a holiday assignment to investigate the disappearance of the Jamaica station chief and his assistant. Bond follows the evidence and finds himself in a very dangerous situation.

Ian Fleming is a terrific writer. The plot for this story, and how the action unfolded, seemed more in line with many of the Bond movies: maniacal villain, a beautiful "Bond girl," a large underground complex suitable for a big Hollywood set, and an unusual "end" for the villain. I liked the book because I like Fleming's writing. The story was just Okay.