In another blistering, thrill-a-minute caper, James Bond (Sean Connery) heads to Istanbul on a mission to thwart an enemy from seizing a decoder that can access Russian state secrets.
Upon arrival in Istanbul, Bond meets station head Ali Kerim Bey, who helps Bond spy on the Soviet consulate. Here they see rival agent Krilencu. That night, Bond Bey are at a rural gypsy settlement when it's attacked by Krilencu's men. The pair barely manage to escape alive and the following night, Bey goes after Krilencu with Bond's sniper rifle. In the meantime, Bond returns to find Tatiana Romanova, a cipher clerk at the Soviet consulate in Istanbul, waiting in his bed.
The following day, Bond, Bey and Romanova manage to steal the Lektor device and escape on the Orient Express. But while on route, Bey is killed and the assassin disguises himself as a fellow agent, catching Bond off guard. But 007 has a few tricks of his own and they're the only way he'll ever get out alive.