Thunderball - Chapter 17, The Red-Eyed Catacomb Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 17, The Red-Eyed Catacomb Summary

Bond rejoins Leiter, anxious to send a report about Largo to M, and to Bond's surprise, Leiter agrees. After Bond left the casino, Leiter recognized one of Largo's companions as Kotze, a physicist from East Germany. Bond realizes Largo's cover as a treasure hunter still explains all the suspicious circumstances: an armed guard, a secret underwater exit, and a scientist on board. Bond recommends sending for the Manta, the nuclear-powered U.S. naval submarine at Leiter's disposal, and waiting for Largo's next move. Leiter agrees to the plan.

The next morning, Bond and Leiter take out an amphibian plane to search for the downed aircraft. First, they fly over the base on Grand Bahama to scope out the potential target. After being warned off by the base, they fly over the most likely location of the aircraft...

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