The intricately organized criminal conspiracy called the Union has vowed its revenge on the man who thwarted its last coup. Now, the Union s mysterious leader sets out to destroy James Bond s reputation and sanity by luring the agent into a dangerous alliance of deceit and treason with a Spanish militant intent on reclaiming Gibraltar. Officially on medical leave as a result of a head injury sustained on his last adventure, 007 igres M s orders and pursues clues that he believes might lead him to the Union s inner circle. His search takes him from the seedy underbelly of London s Soho to the souks of Tangier; from a terrorist training camp in Morocco to a bullring in Spain; and from the clutches of a murderous Spanish beauty to a volatile summit conference on the Rock of Gibraltar. Each step brings 007 closer to the truth about the Union s elaborate, audacious plot to destroy both SIS and its best agent: James Bond.