Ehhhhhhh......

My love of 007 and specifically the film LICENCE TO KILL precludes me from ranking this less than 3 stars, but - sadly - there are several really great lines and moments in the film that are inexplicably not in the novel.I say inexplicably because - sure - I understand why certain fantastical elements of the film wouldn't translate into a novel based in reality, yet there are some that crept into the book.Either way, I'm not certain at which point in the script this book was adapted, but there are some misses.I found myself wondering if Gardner would utilize the version of Felix Leiter we know up until now, and - if so - how it would be done, as this would be complicated since events from the movie LICENCE TO KILL were lifted from Fleming's LIVE AND LET DIE.He did.Fair enough.But the way it was done, like it was just deja vu - was disappointing.Also, how do you explain that Felix Leiter's own daughter - who was in a previous Gardner outing - was not at his wedding?Stuff like that, coupled with areas the book was not as good as the film, made this one less enjoyable than some of the others.But if you haven't seen the film, the book is OK on its own.Just not great.The film - 4 stars.The book - 3 stars.