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The Facts of Death (1998)
Raymond Benson

Would you believe...James Bond battling a mathematical cult bent on world destruction? (It could happen.) In this latter day Bond novel, the villian is a dynamic leader of a cult who bases his teachings on Pythagoras!

Contributed by "William E. Emba"

At one point, 007 must quickly, and in his head, solve a geometric puzzle to disarm a nuclear missile. (It's an entirely fair and clever little puzzle, by the way, despite appearances.)

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