More Pandemic Hardcover: Solo by William Boyd, 2013, 9780062223128. Backdated to correct year.
In 1969 Bond goes to Zanzarim in West Africa to stop a rebel group from breaking away and taking oil territory with them. A fictionalization of the Nigeria-Biafra war. M sends Bond there to stop the war - kind of an absurd assignment, no? Send some English guy to a strange country and he is supposed to just work magic and and a war?
I enjoyed the novel. Bond meets his contacts. Bond is betrayed. Bond somehow survives. Bond has the sexy-sex. Bond goes undercover and acts as military advisor.