Espionage: 007 v. SMERSH

Among Soviet spies and saboteurs, the most feared and hated adversary is British Secret Agent 007, alias James Bond. Even by British standards, hardboiled, hard-drinking Bond is a pukka cad who divides his time between bedding beautiful women, downing four-star meals and killing counter-bounders, all with the same cool, clinical skill. SMERSH, the official Soviet murder agency, has been trying to bury 007 for years, but the canny Briton keeps on surviving bullets, knives, bombs, sharks and poisons, notably a paralyzing fluid extracted from the sexual organs of the Japanese globefish.

One Soviet agent sent to lure Bond to his doom...

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