007 Book location: The King’s Chapel, Gibraltar / DoubleShot (2000)

Bond book: DoubleShot (2000)
Place and location in the book: King’s Chapel, 302 Main Street, Gibraltar, British Overseas Territory
What happens here in the book: Villains have hidden guns in the King’s Chapel and they are going to use them in The Convent (the official residence of the Governor of Gibraltar), where they are going to kill the prime minister of Britain.
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2018

“With or without tourists, the King’s Chapel was always open to the public at the weekend. Officially a part of the Convent, the Governor’s private residence, it dated back to 1533. The original Franciscan Chapel had been built in the shape of the cross, although a portion was later appropriated for the Governor’s residence. The shape is more or less retained and today is used both the Church of England and by Roman Catholics.”

Raymond Benson: “DoubleShot” (2000)

“The tour went through the Duke of Kent Room, back upstairs to the Drawing Room and Billiand Room, then back down to the main entrance. At this point, the group turned north, went through a small white door, and entered the King’s Chapel.

The guide told the tour participants that they had ten minutes to wander freely around the chapel and examine the various memorials and artwork. She even encouraged them to use the time for silent meditation. Some of the guests remained to do so, while others chose to go back upstairs.

Jimmy Powers casually sat in a specific pew, reached down, and removed the white silk bag he had planted there the day before.”

Raymond Benson: “DoubleShot” (2000)

“The man who had entered the building as ”Peter Woodward,” obviously an expat now working as a bodyguard for Espada, found his weapon under the designated pew. The weight was familiar – it was the Walther PPK. He place the bag in his waistband under the jacket. As he walked back up the stairs to the first floor of the Convent, he carefully undid the string on the silk bag and removed the gun. Once he was led back into the Ballroom, the Walther was loose in his waistband with the safety off, ready to be fired.”

Raymond Benson: “DoubleShot” (2000)

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