Main content
Sorry, this episode is not currently available

Episode 1

Having survived a showdown with Goldfinger, Bond is back in London. Pussy Galore is with him. It is not long before 007 is summoned to M's office and his next deadly assignment.

It's 1957 and James Bond, agent 007, has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end.

Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological superiority in the Space Race. And SMERSH is back.

The Soviet counter-intelligence agency plans to sabotage a Grand Prix race at the most dangerous track in Europe. But it's Bond who finds himself in the driving seat and events take an unexpected turn when he observes a suspicious meeting between SMERSH's driver and a sinister Korean millionaire, Sin Jai-Seong.

Soon Bond is pitched into an entirely different race with implications that could change the world. Thrown together with American agent Jeopardy Lane, Bond uncovers a plan that will bring the West to its knees in a heart-stopping climax.

Trigger Mortis is the first James Bond novel to feature previously unseen Ian Fleming material.

Read by Rupert Penry-Jones
Written by Anthony Horowitz, with original material by Ian Fleming
Abridged by Libby Spurrier

Producer/Director: Joanna Green
A Pier production for BBC Radio 4.

15 minutes

Last on

Mon 26 Oct 2015 22:45

More episodes

Previous

You are at the first episode

See all episodes from Book at Bedtime

Credits

Role Contributor
Reader Rupert Penry-Jones
Author Anthony Horowitz
Abridger Libby Spurrier
Director Joanna Green
Producer Joanna Green

Broadcast

It's all Greek to me...

It's all Greek to me...

Ten questions to test your knowledge of the Trojan War.

Could you make it as a spy?

Could you make it as a spy?

If we tell you, you might have to kill us.

The Reservoir Tapes

The Reservoir Tapes

Short story series by Jon McGregor set in the Peak District.

Short stories to keep

Short stories to keep

The fiction podcast featuring the best stories from the UK's finest writers

Audio Books

Audio Books

Download these highlights and all our programmes via the iPlayer Radio app.

Books website

Books website

Get closer to books with in-depth articles and radio & TV highlights.