Thunderball begins with James Bond attending the funeral of a dead SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) agent. However, it is discovered that this man has faked his death and is hiding near by. Bond finds him and after a scuffle at the funeral escapes via jet pack and his Aston-Martin car,
After this excitement Bond is sent to a resort to improve his health. While at the resort, he confronts a SPECTRE agent who tries to kill him. However, Bond is rescued by the woman who massaged him who is then seduced by him.
Meanwhile, SPECTRE hijacks a plane carrying two highly advanced nuclear bombs and the plane is shot down near the Bahamas. SPECTRE then retrieves the bombs and then places an order to NATO and the governments of the United States and Great Britain: Either SPECTRE gets one hundred million pounds worth of uncut flawless white diamonds or an unspecified city in either country will have both bombs dropped on it.
In England all Double 00 agents are summoned to White Hall. Bond decides that the best course of action would be to follow the sister of a dead henchman. This sister Domino is currently in Nassau. Bond finds her and discovers that she is SPECTRE agent Largo's mistress. Bond then foils two plots to kill him, resulting in Largo feeding the man to the sharks.
Bond soon catches up to Largo and discovers that he plans on destroying Miami Beach with the atomic bombs that are placed nearby. Bond disguised as a henchman manages to guide the U.S. Coast Guard to where one of the bombs is. However, Largo has managed to get the other bomb and speeds towards Miami Beach. however, he is killed by Domino and then she and Bond jump over. However, both are rescued by the Coast Guard.