What could have been the first continuation James Bond novel - Per Fine Ounce, by Geoffrey Jenkins - has almost mythic status among Bond fans, owing largely to the fact that the manuscript, which was rejected by Glidrose Productions in 1967, is said to contain ideas by Ian Fleming and that no trace of the book, long since lost apart from four pages, has come to light.
While the search for the missing book goes on, South African writer Peter Vollmer has taken up the challenge of writing a thriller inspired by Per Fine Ounce. Unlike the original, however, this version is a continuation novel of Geoffrey Jenkins' own literary hero, Geoffrey Peace.
Is the book any good? Click here to read my review on the Artistic Licence Renewed website, where there's also a very informative interview with author Peter Vollmer.