Publication date: 1964
Villain: Blofeld and Irma Bunt (SPECTRE-less)
Girl: Kissy Suzuki
Villain’s Plot: Maintaining a garden in Japan fully of nasty poisoned plants. No, really!
Main locations: Japan
A downbeat follow-up to OHMSS (but how could anything be other than downbeat after the ending of OHMSS).
A depressed Bond is sent to Japan where he discovers that Blofeld is still alive. Bond infiltrates Blofeld’s castle and finally kills him.
The end of the book is a cliff-hanger of sorts, with Bond suffering from amnesia and heading off to Russia.
The movie is based on the book in name only. There are no rockets launching out of volcanos here.