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Shoot to Kill [EPUB] ✶ Shoot to Kill By Steve Cole – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGENDBEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MANMEET BOND JAMES BOND Young James Bond is back in his most action packed explosive adventure yetExpelled from Eton and determined never to t BEFORE THE MAN BECAME THE LEGENDBEFORE THE BOY BECAME THE MANMEET BOND JAMES BOND Young James Bond is Shoot to eBook å back in his most action packed explosive adventure yetExpelled from Eton and determined never to trust again James Bond’s plans for a solitary summer are dashed by the discovery of a gruesome film reel – a reel someone is willing to kill forTravelling from the English countryside to Los Angeles James finds himself caught up in a sinister plot of blackmail murder and revenge that goes way beyond any Hollywood gangster movieHis friends in danger his life on the line James must find a way outOr die tryingThe first five books and companion novel in the series are written by Charlie Higson with the rest being written by Steve Cole The series consists of the following titles; SilverFin Blood Fever Double or Die Hurricane Gold By Royal Command Shoot to Kill Heads You Die Strike Lightning Red Nemesis.


10 thoughts on “Shoot to Kill

  1. Chris Horsefield Chris Horsefield says:

    I was a little disapointed I was expecting better after reading great teen spy series like Alex Rider and Jason Steed this lacked speed action and excitement It was little old fashioned stiff upper lip The author tried to be Ian Fleming FAIL We have possibly 4 great teen spy writers alive today and for some reason Steve Cole who writes Kids books was given BondOkay Anthony Horowitz Robert Mucha Mark A Cooper Eoin ColferOkay okay Anthony Horowitz is now writing the next adult Bond book but he and the others listed are fantastic at writing Teen Spy Novels Steve Cole tried but it failedThe story lacked teen antics jokes fun and wit That is what makes The Alex Rider series Jason Steed Series CHERUB series and Artemis Series so good and popular


  2. Martyn Perry Martyn Perry says:

    So a full six years after Charlie Higson last wrote a Young Bond novel and the story finally gets to continue at the hands of Steve ColeCole is an author I've never read before and nor should I have to be honest thanks to his previous specialty being pre teen fiction But considering his limited experience writing in this genre and for this Young Adult age range I was really surprised at how elouently written parts of this book were Sure it's simple with a nice fast pace and elementary Bond story but there's plenty of nice phrasing descriptions and dialogue in here to offer much than just tributes to Fleming and Higson as you'd expect LA gets a lavish description from the burning neon of the lights to the smoky dimly lit backstreets It's nice to read about Bond being somewhere different to the usual European locales that monopolise his adventuresThe book does have the Fleming references however the Hoagy Carmichael inclusion was a good touch and the general style was very Fleming esue at times Dammit Bond thought etc etcIf you're a fan of Bond there's much to enjoy here and if you liked the previous Higson entries this is definitely on a par with those books Whilst it's not the best Young Bond book on offer it certainly is a great return for the character and nice to continue his adventures towards adulthood Fast paced engaging and simple A great uick read


  3. David Lambert David Lambert says:

    I can honestly say that it is not very often that I win any competitions so thank you goodreads for my early release copyIt was with some trepidation that I started this book as having read every Bond book prior to this one including all of the Charlie Higson Young Bonds which got better with every book I was wondering whether Steve Cole could move the character onI shouldn't have worried as Steve Cole has continued where Charlie Higson left off and has written a very good novel which moves the character forwards from his Eton days and has also delivered a mature story to boot The villains are very earthy and are never too over the top and some of the scenes of violence are very grown upEverybody knows when they pick these novels up that James will persevere but it's the journey that he goes on and how he endures the threats thrown at him that makes the books enjoyableAlong with James Bond the series is growing up as well and we are now entering the stage where we are starting to see him moving towards his 00 status and the adventures that we all know and love And for me that makes the series intriguing


  4. Carson Carson says:

    While I had started the Young Bond series without much in the way of expectations the Charlie Higson series was fantasticSteve Cole's Shoot to Kill is lackluster throughout I never really find myself caring much for the other characters in the story which feels unnecessary in Bond's journey His stories at Eton felt like they really filled in gaps in his past and they had strong references to his preferences in vehicles and his parents Hannes Oberhauser and the reason he fled Eton Shoot to Kill takes James to the United States for the first time and thrusts him into a story about a movie director who kills people and films it for kicks and power I just couldn't get into it like I wanted toThere were a few satisfying moments and twists yet many missed opportunities in the way of opportunities for Bond one liners or better character development3 stars


  5. Mel Mel says:

    I found this very disappointing I really enjoyed the Charlie Higson Young Bond novels and for me this was nowhere near on par Yes this was a different author but had a completely different feel to the earlier books in the series It was a chore to read


  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    A good easy read lacked something but not sure what and perhaps slightly off its target readershipThis book was received for free through Goodreads first reads Thanks


  7. Alex Alex says:

    A great book none stopping action


  8. Jeffrey Westhoff Jeffrey Westhoff says:

    Many readers including myself were nervous about the handover of the Young Bond books from Charlie Higson to Steve Cole Higson’s five books were superb much entertaining and faithful to the spirit of Ian Fleming than the so called “adult” Bond novels being published at the same time Devil May Care? Ugh Could a new author maintain the magic that Higson created?Cole certainly knew what he was up against so on the very first page of Shoot to Kill he sends a signal to old school Bond fans that he knows his 007 The title of the prologue is “You Asked for It” When Casino Royale was first published as a paperback in the United States an editor who didn’t think Americans knew how to pronounce “royale” changed the title to You Asked for It As someone who sprinkled his own teenage spy novel The Boy Who Knew Too Much coming in June from Intrigue Publishing Shameless plug accomplished with obscure James Bond references I have to say that’s a pretty obscure reference Right from the get go Cole proves he’s a Bond nerd Young Bond seems to be in capable handsBut not merciful hands Poor James is in trouble the moment he appears clashing with an unusual bully at his new school He doesn’t get many chances to relax Cole concentrates on plot and action than Higson and the pace is often torridCole picks up soon after Bond’s expulsion from Eton as detailed in Higson’s farewell novel By Royal Command We know from 007’s premature obituary in You Only Live Twice that he will wind up at Fettes College in Scotland but Cole gives James a brief layover at Dartington Hall a progressive school in Devon James’ formidable Aunt Charmian arranges the short enrollment correctly calculating that her nephew will be invited on a lavish trip to Los Angeles along with the school’s director of education and a handful of other studentsThe Dartington contingent will be the guest of Hollywood studio mogul Anton Kostler who flies them to America aboard his private zeppelin Nothing screams 1930s cool uite like a zeppelin and with an airship and the Hollywood setting Shoot to Kill does have something of a Rocketeer vibe If it were made into a movie would Timothy Dalton play the villain Kostler?During the long zeppelin voyage from England to Los Angeles James cottons to some skulduggery that may be linked to Kostler’s studio Allworld He wonders if it is connected to something one of his new friends found just prior to the trip a reel of film from his father’s cinema that apparently shows genuine torture and perhaps murderJames would like to have a fun relaxing trip for a change but things heat up once his group arrives in Hollywood and Bond becomes resigned to the reality that danger seems to follow him or vice versaCole’s take on the character is a transition from Higson’s Bond to Fleming’s Bond from the personable schoolboy to the man who will lead a hard and solitary life In Shoot to Kill Bond laments the loss of his carefree past but no longer sees a point in fighting it If danger keeps coming his way he might as well take it on and survive Fatalism is creeping in to his worldviewNot that Cole spends too much time on characterization Shoot to Kill is leaner than the Higson books moving rapidly from one action seuence to the next The action is crisply written a car chase in Los Angeles an ingenious death trap on Kostler’s back lot and — well the villain owns not one but two hydrogen filled zeppelins You can guess how it endsCole also drops a few references to make Fleming adherents smile Bond gets into a nightclub by claiming to be Hoagy Carmichael’s son in Casino Royale Vesper Lynd remarks that Bond looks like the singer He also is introduced to judo planting the seed that Bond will start a judo club at Fettes another biographical tidbit from the You Only Live Twice obituaryThe Bond girl is Boudicca Pryce Boody for short She is named for a legendary Welsh warrior ueen and is a bit tougher than most of the young women Bond has teamed up with He meets an even tougher woman too a Chinese American newspaper reporter named Tori Woo who is investigating rumors that Kostler is employing Chicago gangsters Tori speaks in the cliches of a 1930s Hollywood newspaper melodrama which is perhaps forgivable given the book’s setting I can’t help but wonder if Cole is — consciously or not — foreshadowing Fleming’s own lamentable ear for American slangThe villain Kostler doesn’t appear till the final third of the book so he isn’t that memorable His plot for world domination is a convoluted one built on blackmail and film tariffs The problem is we know from history that Kostler’s scheme would have fizzled after World War II began and Hollywood lost the European marketThe most enjoyable supporting character is one of Bond’s new schoolmates Hugo Grande a dwarf with a feisty attitude and a sarcastic tongue Fortunately it appears Hugo will be returning in Cole’s next bookCole has fun describing 1930s Hollywood but he didn’t do all his research A character drives a Corvette a car that wouldn’t roll off the assembly line until 1953 And he drops the occasional word or phrase like “paramedic” and “ski mask” that wouldn’t enter American usage for another few decades These anachronisms spoil the mood especially the premature Corvette Shoot to Kill may not be as rich an experience as Higson’s books but it is still an exciting tale and a worthy portrait of the spy as a young man It reads like an Alex Rider book but that was perhaps inevitable Cole was faced with the daunting task of following Higson and he has proved he can take Young Bond forward There is a development on the last page that made me groan but I am still looking forward to his next book which apparently will be one American adventure before James enrolls in Fettes


  9. 16gardnert 16gardnert says:

    I think it was a good book it had lots of action i would recommend this book if you like the James Bond films it is the 1st book in an amazing trilogy However the series was first written by a different author under a different name so it is actually around the 4 6th book in the series It was an exiting book full of romance action funny parts and exiting and sad parts It was a good ending don’t want to spoil it Over all it was a good book i would recommend it to all ages above 8 or 9


  10. 17thompsonh112 17thompsonh112 says:

    I was kind of expecting steve cole’s book to be less exciting or a different style but he kept up the pace very well and the storyline was also very complex and interesting Could not put it down once I got to the ending


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10 thoughts on “Shoot to Kill

  1. Chris Horsefield Chris Horsefield says:

    I was a little disapointed I was expecting better after reading great teen spy series like Alex Rider and Jason Steed this lacked speed action and excitement It was little old fashioned stiff upper lip The author tried to be Ian Fleming FAIL We have possibly 4 great teen spy writers alive today and for some reason Steve Cole who writes Kids books was given BondOkay Anthony Horowitz Robert Mucha Mark A Cooper Eoin ColferOkay okay Anthony Horowitz is now writing the next adult Bond book but he and the others listed are fantastic at writing Teen Spy Novels Steve Cole tried but it failedThe story lacked teen antics jokes fun and wit That is what makes The Alex Rider series Jason Steed Series CHERUB series and Artemis Series so good and popular

  2. Martyn Perry Martyn Perry says:

    So a full six years after Charlie Higson last wrote a Young Bond novel and the story finally gets to continue at the hands of Steve ColeCole is an author I've never read before and nor should I have to be honest thanks to his previous specialty being pre teen fiction But considering his limited experience writing in this genre and for this Young Adult age range I was really surprised at how elouently written parts of this book were Sure it's simple with a nice fast pace and elementary Bond story but there's plenty of nice phrasing descriptions and dialogue in here to offer much than just tributes to Fleming and Higson as you'd expect LA gets a lavish description from the burning neon of the lights to the smoky dimly lit backstreets It's nice to read about Bond being somewhere different to the usual European locales that monopolise his adventuresThe book does have the Fleming references however the Hoagy Carmichael inclusion was a good touch and the general style was very Fleming esue at times Dammit Bond thought etc etcIf you're a fan of Bond there's much to enjoy here and if you liked the previous Higson entries this is definitely on a par with those books Whilst it's not the best Young Bond book on offer it certainly is a great return for the character and nice to continue his adventures towards adulthood Fast paced engaging and simple A great uick read

  3. David Lambert David Lambert says:

    I can honestly say that it is not very often that I win any competitions so thank you goodreads for my early release copyIt was with some trepidation that I started this book as having read every Bond book prior to this one including all of the Charlie Higson Young Bonds which got better with every book I was wondering whether Steve Cole could move the character onI shouldn't have worried as Steve Cole has continued where Charlie Higson left off and has written a very good novel which moves the character forwards from his Eton days and has also delivered a mature story to boot The villains are very earthy and are never too over the top and some of the scenes of violence are very grown upEverybody knows when they pick these novels up that James will persevere but it's the journey that he goes on and how he endures the threats thrown at him that makes the books enjoyableAlong with James Bond the series is growing up as well and we are now entering the stage where we are starting to see him moving towards his 00 status and the adventures that we all know and love And for me that makes the series intriguing

  4. Carson Carson says:

    While I had started the Young Bond series without much in the way of expectations the Charlie Higson series was fantasticSteve Cole's Shoot to Kill is lackluster throughout I never really find myself caring much for the other characters in the story which feels unnecessary in Bond's journey His stories at Eton felt like they really filled in gaps in his past and they had strong references to his preferences in vehicles and his parents Hannes Oberhauser and the reason he fled Eton Shoot to Kill takes James to the United States for the first time and thrusts him into a story about a movie director who kills people and films it for kicks and power I just couldn't get into it like I wanted toThere were a few satisfying moments and twists yet many missed opportunities in the way of opportunities for Bond one liners or better character development3 stars

  5. Mel Mel says:

    I found this very disappointing I really enjoyed the Charlie Higson Young Bond novels and for me this was nowhere near on par Yes this was a different author but had a completely different feel to the earlier books in the series It was a chore to read

  6. Lisa Lisa says:

    A good easy read lacked something but not sure what and perhaps slightly off its target readershipThis book was received for free through Goodreads first reads Thanks

  7. Alex Alex says:

    A great book none stopping action

  8. Jeffrey Westhoff Jeffrey Westhoff says:

    Many readers including myself were nervous about the handover of the Young Bond books from Charlie Higson to Steve Cole Higson’s five books were superb much entertaining and faithful to the spirit of Ian Fleming than the so called “adult” Bond novels being published at the same time Devil May Care? Ugh Could a new author maintain the magic that Higson created?Cole certainly knew what he was up against so on the very first page of Shoot to Kill he sends a signal to old school Bond fans that he knows his 007 The title of the prologue is “You Asked for It” When Casino Royale was first published as a paperback in the United States an editor who didn’t think Americans knew how to pronounce “royale” changed the title to You Asked for It As someone who sprinkled his own teenage spy novel The Boy Who Knew Too Much coming in June from Intrigue Publishing Shameless plug accomplished with obscure James Bond references I have to say that’s a pretty obscure reference Right from the get go Cole proves he’s a Bond nerd Young Bond seems to be in capable handsBut not merciful hands Poor James is in trouble the moment he appears clashing with an unusual bully at his new school He doesn’t get many chances to relax Cole concentrates on plot and action than Higson and the pace is often torridCole picks up soon after Bond’s expulsion from Eton as detailed in Higson’s farewell novel By Royal Command We know from 007’s premature obituary in You Only Live Twice that he will wind up at Fettes College in Scotland but Cole gives James a brief layover at Dartington Hall a progressive school in Devon James’ formidable Aunt Charmian arranges the short enrollment correctly calculating that her nephew will be invited on a lavish trip to Los Angeles along with the school’s director of education and a handful of other studentsThe Dartington contingent will be the guest of Hollywood studio mogul Anton Kostler who flies them to America aboard his private zeppelin Nothing screams 1930s cool uite like a zeppelin and with an airship and the Hollywood setting Shoot to Kill does have something of a Rocketeer vibe If it were made into a movie would Timothy Dalton play the villain Kostler?During the long zeppelin voyage from England to Los Angeles James cottons to some skulduggery that may be linked to Kostler’s studio Allworld He wonders if it is connected to something one of his new friends found just prior to the trip a reel of film from his father’s cinema that apparently shows genuine torture and perhaps murderJames would like to have a fun relaxing trip for a change but things heat up once his group arrives in Hollywood and Bond becomes resigned to the reality that danger seems to follow him or vice versaCole’s take on the character is a transition from Higson’s Bond to Fleming’s Bond from the personable schoolboy to the man who will lead a hard and solitary life In Shoot to Kill Bond laments the loss of his carefree past but no longer sees a point in fighting it If danger keeps coming his way he might as well take it on and survive Fatalism is creeping in to his worldviewNot that Cole spends too much time on characterization Shoot to Kill is leaner than the Higson books moving rapidly from one action seuence to the next The action is crisply written a car chase in Los Angeles an ingenious death trap on Kostler’s back lot and — well the villain owns not one but two hydrogen filled zeppelins You can guess how it endsCole also drops a few references to make Fleming adherents smile Bond gets into a nightclub by claiming to be Hoagy Carmichael’s son in Casino Royale Vesper Lynd remarks that Bond looks like the singer He also is introduced to judo planting the seed that Bond will start a judo club at Fettes another biographical tidbit from the You Only Live Twice obituaryThe Bond girl is Boudicca Pryce Boody for short She is named for a legendary Welsh warrior ueen and is a bit tougher than most of the young women Bond has teamed up with He meets an even tougher woman too a Chinese American newspaper reporter named Tori Woo who is investigating rumors that Kostler is employing Chicago gangsters Tori speaks in the cliches of a 1930s Hollywood newspaper melodrama which is perhaps forgivable given the book’s setting I can’t help but wonder if Cole is — consciously or not — foreshadowing Fleming’s own lamentable ear for American slangThe villain Kostler doesn’t appear till the final third of the book so he isn’t that memorable His plot for world domination is a convoluted one built on blackmail and film tariffs The problem is we know from history that Kostler’s scheme would have fizzled after World War II began and Hollywood lost the European marketThe most enjoyable supporting character is one of Bond’s new schoolmates Hugo Grande a dwarf with a feisty attitude and a sarcastic tongue Fortunately it appears Hugo will be returning in Cole’s next bookCole has fun describing 1930s Hollywood but he didn’t do all his research A character drives a Corvette a car that wouldn’t roll off the assembly line until 1953 And he drops the occasional word or phrase like “paramedic” and “ski mask” that wouldn’t enter American usage for another few decades These anachronisms spoil the mood especially the premature Corvette Shoot to Kill may not be as rich an experience as Higson’s books but it is still an exciting tale and a worthy portrait of the spy as a young man It reads like an Alex Rider book but that was perhaps inevitable Cole was faced with the daunting task of following Higson and he has proved he can take Young Bond forward There is a development on the last page that made me groan but I am still looking forward to his next book which apparently will be one American adventure before James enrolls in Fettes

  9. 16gardnert 16gardnert says:

    I think it was a good book it had lots of action i would recommend this book if you like the James Bond films it is the 1st book in an amazing trilogy However the series was first written by a different author under a different name so it is actually around the 4 6th book in the series It was an exiting book full of romance action funny parts and exiting and sad parts It was a good ending don’t want to spoil it Over all it was a good book i would recommend it to all ages above 8 or 9

  10. 17thompsonh112 17thompsonh112 says:

    I was kind of expecting steve cole’s book to be less exciting or a different style but he kept up the pace very well and the storyline was also very complex and interesting Could not put it down once I got to the ending

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