James Bond is marked for death by the Soviet counterintelligence agency SMERSH. SMERSH stands for "Death to Spies" and there's no secret agent they'd like to disgrace and destroy more than 007, James Bond. But ensnaring the British Secret Service's most lethal operative will require a lure so tempting even he can't resist. Enter Tatiana Romanova, a ravishing Russian spy whose "defection" 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 Red Grant, SMERSH's deadliest assassin, and the sinister operations chief Rosa Klebb - five feet four inches of pure killing power.