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* RedRightHand: What's behind La Velada's veil? [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Absolutely nothing unusual]]. She's completely normal-looking.]]

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* RedRightHand: What's Subverted. [[spoiler:What's behind La Velada's veil? [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Absolutely nothing unusual]].unusual. She's completely normal-looking.]]





* KickTheDog: After Bond is captured by the bad guys, they repeatedly [[spoiler:have Mimic saying his parents' last words to him]], just for laughs.



* MasterOfDisguise: Mimic, but only vocally. A Brazilian street kid with a talent for vocal impersonation, La Velada took him in and treats him more like a beloved pet than a son.



* RedRightHand: What's behind La Velada's veil? [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Absolutely nothing unusual]]. She's completely normal-looking.]]

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* RedRightHand: What's behind La Velada's veil? [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Absolutely nothing unusual]]. She's completely normal-looking.]]]]
* VoiceChangeling: Mimic, a Brazilian street kid with a talent for vocal impersonation, La Velada took him in and treats him more like a beloved pet than a son.

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* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst, [[FriendOnTheForce friendly SIS agent]] ]] just seemed to good to be true, didn't it?

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* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst, [[FriendOnTheForce friendly SIS agent]] ]] just seemed to too good to be true, didn't it?

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* MakeItLookLikeAnAccident: [[spoiler: The deaths of Andrew and Monique Bond weren't an accident. Elmhirst and Mimic murdered them and made it look like a climbing accident.]]


* MythologyGag: The Mechta academy is at

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* MythologyGag: The Mechta academy is at 71 Millbank... which [[HistoricalInJoke puts it directly across the river from the modern SIS headquarters at Vauxhall Cross]]. "Hidden in plain sight" indeed.


* BigBad: La Velada makes her return, as the main villain this time.

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* BeneathSuspicion: The mastermind behind the entire operation, Soviet spymistress La Velada, the veiled woman whose face is never seen [[spoiler: turns out to have [[KillAndReplace killed and replaced]] the ballet teacher at the Mechta academy. Bond had talked to her earlier in the book and not even known.]]
* BigBad: La Velada makes her return, as the main villain this time.



* CallForward: The gun Andrew Bond left with his notes in Moscow is a Beretta 418 in a chamois leather holster - the same gun James will use until he replaces it with the Walther in ''Literature/DrNo''.



* ContinuityNod: The explosives are sourced from [[Literature/StrikeLightning Blade-Rise Industries]]. And Colonel Irina Sedova, ''aka'' [[IronicNickname "Babushka"]] signed off on the operation, although she doesn't put in an appearance. Bond also reminisces about the girls he's known, namechecking each GirlOfTheWeek.



* TheDragon: At first the Russian agent Karachan. [[spoiler: Then later he and Adam Elmhirst are revealed to be CoDragons]].

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* TheDragon: At first the Russian agent Karachan. [[spoiler: Then later he and Adam Elmhirst are revealed to be CoDragons]]. Mimic is more like a junior dragon, verging on TeamPet, given how they treat him.



* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst]] is impaled on a radio mast.
* KillAndReplace: Part of the EvilPlan. [[spoiler: Elmhirst will pull a BodyguardBetrayal, then Mimic will play the King for a while on the radio and invite USSR aid.]]

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* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst]] is impaled on a radio mast.
mast after Bond shoots him.
* KillAndReplace: Part of the EvilPlan. [[spoiler: Elmhirst will pull a BodyguardBetrayal, then Mimic will play the King for a while on the radio and invite USSR aid.]]
* MasterOfDisguise: Mimic, but only vocally. A Brazilian street kid with a talent for vocal impersonation, La Velada took him in and treats him more like a beloved pet than a son.
* MythologyGag: The Mechta academy is at
* RedRightHand: What's behind La Velada's veil? [[spoiler: [[SubvertedTrope Absolutely nothing unusual]]. She's completely normal-looking.
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Young James Bond is leaving Fettes for the summer, and his Aunt Charmian has something interesting to show him - his father's backpack, discovered in a crevasse in the Aiguilles Rouges. Inside is a model of St Basil's for James, a note saying "Your uncle Max needs to see this," and a cryptic postcard that was never sent to Max Bond. Before he knows it, James is enmeshed in a struggle to prove Andrew and Max Bond innocent of treason against their country, and to stop a Soviet plot against London.

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Young James Bond is leaving Fettes for the summer, and his Aunt Charmian has something interesting to show him - his father's backpack, discovered in a crevasse in the Aiguilles Rouges. Inside is a model of St Basil's for James, a note saying "Your uncle Max needs to see this," and a cryptic postcard that was never sent to Max Bond. Before he knows it, James is taken to Moscow with SIS agent [[FriendOnTheForce Adam Elmhirst]] and enmeshed in a struggle to prove Andrew and Max Bond innocent of treason against their country, and to stop a Soviet plot against London.



* CharacterDevelopment: Bond vows to kill [[spoiler: Elmhirst, the man who killed his parents.]] And he does, for the first time in cold blood.



* The Dragon: At first the Russian agent Karachan. [[spoiler: Then later he and Adam Elmhirst are revealed to be CoDragons]].

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* The Dragon: TheDragon: At first the Russian agent Karachan. [[spoiler: Then later he and Adam Elmhirst are revealed to be CoDragons]].



* KillAndReplace: Part of the EvilPlan. [[spoiler: Elmhirst will pull a BodyguardBetrayal, then Mimic will play the King for a while and invite USSR aid.]]

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* GirlOfTheWeek: Anya Kalashnikova, the daughter of a Russian friend of Andrew Bond's.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst]] is impaled on a radio mast.
* KillAndReplace: Part of the EvilPlan. [[spoiler: Elmhirst will pull a BodyguardBetrayal, then Mimic will play the King for a while on the radio and invite USSR aid.]]


* The Dragon: At first the Russian agent Karachan. [[spoiler: Then later Adam Elmhirst is revealed to be the CoDragon]].

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* The Dragon: At first the Russian agent Karachan. [[spoiler: Then later he and Adam Elmhirst is are revealed to be the CoDragon]].CoDragons]].


* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst, [[FriendOnTheForce friendly SIS agent]] ]] just seemed to good to be true, didn't it?

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* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst, [[FriendOnTheForce friendly SIS agent]] ]] just seemed to good to be true, didn't it?it?
* DirtyCommunists: The villains this time around.
* The Dragon: At first the Russian agent Karachan. [[spoiler: Then later Adam Elmhirst is revealed to be the CoDragon]].
* EvilPlan: La Velada's plan has been running for a few years now: [[spoiler: they've dug tunnels under London using gulag labour imported by submarine, then filled the tunnels with high explosive.]] The eventual aim is to set off a Thames flood worse than the great flood of 1928, [[spoiler: and assassinate the King at the same time to replace him with Mimic, who will invite the Soviet Union for assistance.]]
* KillAndReplace: Part of the EvilPlan. [[spoiler: Elmhirst will pull a BodyguardBetrayal, then Mimic will play the King for a while and invite USSR aid.]]


The ninth and [[SeriesFinale last]] ''Young Bond'' novel, and the fourth by Steve Cole.

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The ninth and [[SeriesFinale last]] ''Young Bond'' novel, and the fourth by Steve Cole.Cole.

Young James Bond is leaving Fettes for the summer, and his Aunt Charmian has something interesting to show him - his father's backpack, discovered in a crevasse in the Aiguilles Rouges. Inside is a model of St Basil's for James, a note saying "Your uncle Max needs to see this," and a cryptic postcard that was never sent to Max Bond. Before he knows it, James is enmeshed in a struggle to prove Andrew and Max Bond innocent of treason against their country, and to stop a Soviet plot against London.

!Tropes in this final book include:
* BigBad: La Velada makes her return, as the main villain this time.
* BigBadFriend: [[spoiler: Adam Elmhirst, [[FriendOnTheForce friendly SIS agent]] ]] just seemed to good to be true, didn't it?

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