British Secret Service Agent 007 James Bond has been summoned to see Bill Tanner (James Villiers) M's replacement. The defense minister (Geoffrey Keen) is also at the meeting. It seems a British intelligence ship has gone down and aboard is the ATAC communication device.
Now Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet) has just been dropped off by sea plane near her parent's yacht. The Havelock's also work for the British Secret Service. Melina had just gotten aboard when the plane that brought her flies by and kills her parents.
Melina and Bond meet up at the home of the pilot and before Bond can talk to him Melina kills him in revenge for her parents. She and Bond get away but they will meet up later in the story. Tanner gets all over Bond for not getting to the pilot first but sends him to northern Italy where he might find out some more info on the Havelock's murder and the ATAC.
Bond is introduced to a gentleman by the name of Kristatos (Julian Glover) a man who may have some answers to Bond's questions. Kristatos says that the man Bond is looking for is someone by the name of Milos Colombo (Topol). Both these men have been enemies for years but at one time they fought on the same side.
It is Kristatos who was the one after the ATAC. You see the ship went down by accident originally, but the Russians wanted ATAC just as bad so they went to Kristatos to help them get what they wanted.
Director John Glen does a nice job with this one and the cast is excellent. Roger Moore has become James Bond and he does such a fine job. We almost forget about Sean Connery. So sit back and enjoy the Greek countryside and the scenery in this Bond adventure.