Chapter 6

Skeleton Keys

Chapter Outline

Introduction

I have a confession to make. No matter how transparent the characters or how trite the subject matter, I enjoy James Bond films. Ever since I was little (I cannot now recall if The Spy Who Loved Me or Octopussy was the first 007 film I viewed in a theater) I have enjoyed the thrilling action sequences, exotic locales… and, of course, the gadgets produced by the MI6 engineers of Q Branch. The 1987 Bond film The Living Daylights still resonates with me in terms of the secret agent’s assorted equipment. I remember watching Desmond Llewelyn’s character displaying a key ...

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