Top spy comes to Fenland

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ONE of the greatest action heroes of page and screen makes an unlikely visit to Fenland in the latest tale of his spying adventures.

Yes 007 - James Bond - himself makes a fictional visit to March in the newest Bond book ‘Carte Blanche’ penned by American-thriller writer Jeffery Deaver.

An eagle-eye Citizen reader spotted the unlikely reference to March and the town’s famous St Wendreda’s Church and infamous Whitemoor jail on page 70 of the book, which was published on May 26.

Apparently Bond is on a mission to avert a major terrorist atrocity scheduled to kill 1,000s in a week’s time.

He has been given Carte Blanche to do whatever it takes fulfil his mission and has traced one the suspects via a scrap of paper to March.

The reader, who did not want to be named, said: “Ultimately, it turns out that the note refers to a disused army hospital on the outskirts of March, on Boots Road and Bond goes to check the place out. And, because the place is being demolished, he nearly gets crushed to death.

“I could be wrong, but I don’t think there was ever an army hospital in March and I’ve never come across a Boots Road, so both I think are fictional.”