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* AMFMCharacterization: Felix is a {{jazz}} fan. So much that when he was younger, he wrote a few pieces on Dixieland jazz for the ''New York Amsterdam News''.

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* ShoutOut: At one point, Bond reads Patrick Leigh Fermor's Caribbean travelogue ''The Traveller's Tree''. A friend of Ian Fleming's, Patrick Leigh Fermor was one of several men whose wartime exploits have led to suggestions that he was the inspiration (or rather, one of the inspirations) for James Bond.


* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cited literally when Bond gets a fake TimeBond accompanied by a written death threat.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cited literally when Bond gets a fake TimeBond TimeBomb accompanied by a written death threat.


* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cited literally in a death threat that Bond receives.

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* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cited literally in when Bond gets a fake TimeBond accompanied by a written death threat that Bond receives.threat.
-->'THE HEART OF THIS CLOCK HAS STOPPED TICKING,' they read. 'THE BEATS OF YOUR OWN HEART ARE NUMBERED, I KNOW THAT NUMBER AND I HAVE STARTED TO COUNT.'


* LivingLieDetector: Mr. Big uses Solitaire like this, and apparently she really can detect lies. She believes it's due to her PsychicPowers, but we never learn whether she's right or not.

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* LivingLieDetector: Mr. Big uses Solitaire like this, and apparently she really can detect lies.lies (though she doesn't always tell the truth to Mr. Big about what she senses, preferring to spare those she believes are decent people). She believes it's due to her PsychicPowers, but we never learn whether she's right or not.


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* YourDaysAreNumbered: Cited literally in a death threat that Bond receives.


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* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: An octopus grabs Bond's legs, forcing him to take action against it. This in turn reveals his location to Mr. Big's men and he's caught shortly after.


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* TentacledTerror: An octopus grabs Bond's legs, forcing him to take action against it. This in turn reveals his location to Mr. Big's men and he's caught shortly after.


* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Felix Leiter]] literally loses his arm and a leg when he is lowered to a {{shark pool}}.

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* AnArmAndALeg: [[spoiler:Felix Leiter]] literally loses his arm and a leg one of each when he is lowered to the Robber drops him into a {{shark pool}}.SharkPool.



* BigBad: Mr. Big

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* BigBad: Mr. BigBig.



* FunWithAcronyms: Mr Big is not only physically very big, and the "big man" of Harlem crime, making it a MeaningfulName but his real name is '''B'''uonapart '''I'''gnace '''G'''allia.

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* FunWithAcronyms: Mr Big is not only physically very big, large, and the "big man" of Harlem crime, making it a MeaningfulName but his real name is '''B'''uonapart '''B'''uonaparte '''I'''gnace '''G'''allia.'''G'''allia. Other kids nicknamed him "Big Boy" when he was young.
* HandicappedBadass: A mild example. Bond spends much of the novel this way once Tee-Hee breaks his left little finger on Mr. Big's orders. Even after a doctor sets the break, it still gives Bond trouble now and then.



* LiteralAsskicking: When Bond frees himself from Tee-Hee's grip, he bashes his head with his [[PistolWhipping empty pistol]], hits him [[GroinAttack in the groin]] and gives boot to his behind, sending him down a staircase to his death

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* LiteralAsskicking: When Bond frees himself from Tee-Hee's grip, he bashes his head with his [[PistolWhipping empty pistol]], hits him [[GroinAttack in the groin]] and gives boot to plants a foot in the seat of his behind, sending pants to send him down a staircase to his deathdeath.


After being on leave due to the events in ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', Bond is given a mission in The States. The case is about sudden eruption of smuggled gold coins, that are linked to Harlem crimelord Mr. Big.

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After being on Upon returning from leave due to after the events in of ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', Bond is given a mission in The States. The case is about dispatched to New York City to investigate the sudden eruption appearance of smuggled gold coins, that are linked coins in Harlem. The case later takes him to Florida and then Jamaica, and pits him against the Harlem crimelord crime boss Mr. Big.
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* FunWithAcronyms: Mr Big is not only physically very big, and the "big man" of Harlem crime, making it a MeaningfulName but his real name is '''B'''uonapart '''I'''gnace '''G'''allia.

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* ArtisticLicenceLaw: Strictly speaking, Felix Leiter would be outside his jurisdiction for much of the Mr Big case, since the CIA cannot operate inside the US.

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* BondOneLiner: Not from Bond himself (still far from the quipping-and-killing machine the movies would make him), but the villains make a pithy little commentary on the shark-mangled Felix:
-->"He disagreed with something that ate him."


* WhatADrag: Mr. Big ultimately plans to kill Bond and Solitaire by ''keelhauling'' them. Through coral. And [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shark-and-barracuda-infested waters]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted, as the mine Bond had planed on Mr. Big's yacht goes off before our heroes actually hit the coral]].

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* WhatADrag: Mr. Big ultimately plans to kill Bond and Solitaire by ''keelhauling'' them. Through coral. And [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill shark-and-barracuda-infested waters]]. [[spoiler:Ultimately subverted, as the mine Bond had planed planted on Mr. Big's yacht goes off before our heroes actually hit the coral]].


After being on a leave due to the events in ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', Bond is given a mission in The States. The case is about sudden eruption of smuggled gold coins, that are linked to Harlem crimelord Mr. Big.

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After being on a leave due to the events in ''Literature/CasinoRoyale'', Bond is given a mission in The States. The case is about sudden eruption of smuggled gold coins, that are linked to Harlem crimelord Mr. Big.

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