's original short story, titled "From A View to a Kill", is, of course, nothing at all like the Hollywood Bond
. It is the first story in his 1960 collection For Your Eyes Only
A top secret courier on a French road is killed, his dispatches stolen. Bond is called in to investigate. No one has a clue how it happened.
Bond, nosing around, finds a sophisticated spy station, hidden as a giant rose bush. (The View).
He impersonates a courier to draw out the assassin. When the assassins fellow spies emerge, Bond miscalculates and is nearly killed -- but his assailant is shot by the Girl (The Kill). I did mention there was a Girl, didn't I?