In the aftermath of the SPECTRE incident, MI6′s Quartermaster goes missing. Despite having walked away, Bond is called back in to help find Q. Along the way, he learns a few things about the seemingly innocent computer genius. His journey will take him into the dark corners of London and across the path of a criminal mastermind named James Moriarty
Bond looked down at his ringing mobile phone and the unfamiliar number on the screen. Something itched in the back of his mind and he couldn’t put his finger on what it was. He pressed the green button and lifted the phone to his ear, saying nothing.
Bond looked around, his eyes searching through the crowd for any sight of the Quartermaster. “Q.”
“You’re wondering if I’m somewhere close, aren’t you?” Through the line Q’s laugh sounded dark, the tone lacking any of the warmth it usually carried and it sent a chill along Bond’s spine. “Don’t bother, James. I’m keeping watch over you from a distance. You should stop looking for me. You’re not going to like what you find.”
“That’s not going to happen.”
“I know. You don’t know when to quit and that’s going to be your downfall.”
“What are you planning, Q?”
“Q is gone, James. It’s just Malcolm now. And you’ll find out soon enough. Good luck, 007.”