by Ian Fleming. This is the seventh of the "Bond, James Bond" books. I had not planned to pick up the book until
after the Spring semester at UD was done, but I started reading it and just couldn't put it down.
Bond coincidently crosses paths with Auric Goldfinger, the chief financier for SMERSH, on his way home from a Mexican assignment. Upon return to London, M assigns Bond to bring down a gold smuggling operation in the middle of which Bond again finds Goldfinger
This is a very good story and of course great writing. Some aspects of the original story were incorporated into the 1964 movie including the ferocious Korean bodyguard named Oddjob, Bond's trademark Aston Martin, and Pussy Galore.