Pleydell-Smith played by Louis Blaazer is the third ally of Dr No. Bond pays Smith a visit at Government House when arriving in Jamaica. He informs Bond about the current state of investigations into the death of John Strangways.
Later Smith introduces Bond to a number of Strangways friends and colleagues socially, where he first meets Professor R. J. Dent. Later Bond picks up the Geiger Counter sent from London from Pleydell-Smith and arranges his date with Miss Taro.
Working as the Principal Secretary for the British Government, Pleydell-Smith seems to be like Quarrel - relaxed, taking things easy whilst enjoying smoking a pipe. Pleydell-Smith is also member of the club where Strangways, Professor Dent and others attend frequently for drinks and gambling. §