James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH in Ian Flemingâ€™s masterful spy thriller, and the novel that President John F. Kennedy named one of his favorite books of all time. SMERSH stands for â€śDeath to Spiesâ€ť and thereâ€™s no secret agent theyâ€™d like to disgrace and destroy more than 007, James Bond. But ensnaring the British Secret Serviceâ€™s most lethal operative will require a lure so tempting even he canâ€™t resist. Enter Tatiana Romanova, a ravishing Russian spy whose â€śdefectionâ€ť springs a trap designed with clockwork precision. Her mission: seduce Bond, then flee to the West on the Orient Express. Waiting in the shadows are two of Ian Flemingâ€™s most vividly drawn villains: Red Grant, SMERSHâ€™s deadliest assassin, and the sinister operations chief Rosa Klebbâ€”five feet four inches of pure killing power. Bursting with action and intrigue, From Russia with Love is one of the best-loved books in the Bond canonâ€”an instant classic that set the standard for sophisticated literary spycraft for decades to come.