There are two good things about this book, saving it from a pan. The first good thing is the opening chapter, which is twisty and surprising. The second good thing is the Sixtine character, who holds the upper hand over Bond at all times. I'd read her book series; someone write that.
The rest of the novel is ridiculous. The plot is eye rolling. There are two villains (why?), one of which is reduced to a fat joke. Disappointing.