Trigger Mortis

TRIGGER MORTIS by Anthony Horowitz takes place in 1956 and immediately follows the events in Ian Fleming’s novel, Goldfinger. Horowitz does a remarkable job conjuring Fleming’s voice without dipping into pastiche. At the outset, we’re brought into the world of Grand Prix racing. Horowitz has poured a lot of research into the task, and the result kicks off a very grounded, satisfying thriller. Albert A. Broccoli once said Bond would never ever revisit the past, at least not in films, but in many respects, Bond feels freshest and most relevant in a grounded, Cold War setting that pulls in accurate historical conflicts that feel eerily relevant today.