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Cobra Trap (Modesty Blaise series) (edition 2006)

by Peter O'Donnell

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Title:Cobra Trap (Modesty Blaise series)
Authors:Peter O'Donnell
Info:Souvenir Press (2006), Edition: New Ed, Paperback
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A story collection rather than a novel, with five adventures spanning the career of Modesty and her lieutenant Willie Garvin from their early days in North Africa up to semi-retirement 40 years later.

The first story, 'Bellman', opens with a flashback to the days when Modesty ran The Network, a multinational criminal organisation based in Tangier. In 'The Dark Angels', Willie and Modesty are pitched against an infallible assassination ring sent to eliminate an American supermarket tycoon. In 'The Girl with the Black Balloon', a gang of kidnappers has been extorting millions from different governments, using the guise of different oddball organisations as cover. The final story, 'Cobra Trap', features a more mature Modesty and Willie, now in their 50s.

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  westwoodrich | Mar 30, 2013 |
A story collection rather than a novel, with five adventures spanning the career of Modesty and her lieutenant Willie Garvin from their early days in North Africa up to semi-retirement 40 years later.

The first story, 'Bellman', opens with a flashback to the days when Modesty ran The Network, a multinational criminal organisation based in Tangier. In 'The Dark Angels', Willie and Modesty are pitched against an infallible assassination ring sent to eliminate an American supermarket tycoon. In 'The Girl with the Black Balloon', a gang of kidnappers has been extorting millions from different governments, using the guise of different oddball organisations as cover. The final story, 'Cobra Trap', features a more mature Modesty and Willie, now in their 50s.

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  westwoodrich | Mar 30, 2013 |
This is definitely a collection that you should read only after you have read every other Modesty Blaise story. There are references to other stories, familiar characters, etc., but the most important matter is that it also contains Modesty Blaise and Willie Garwin's last adventure, which to me was made even more poignant by the knowledge that Peter O'Donnell passed away recently and there really will be no more stories by him.

Apart from the sadness of the last Modesty Blaise / Willie Garvin adventure, I very much enjoyed reading the collection. Their adventures never cease to entertain, whatever the setting. ( )
  Vierran | Jun 28, 2010 |
A series of short stories covering different times in the life of Modesty Blaise for which I have much, much love for.
  Black_samvara | Feb 4, 2008 |
Apparently the last "Modesty Blaise" fiction by Peter O'Donnell, this is a collection of five novellas. The first story, "Bellman", begins with Modesty's first glimmerings of her special relationship with Willie, and is a fine expansion of a comic strip episode in which the villain Bellman sets them up to be hunted and killed as his revenge. "The Dark Angels" is a typical straight adventure, but with a nice glimpse into the beginnings of Modesty's friendship with Tarrant. "Old Alex" is a bit of a mess, with many unbelievable coincidences linking together disparate events, although each bit in itself is memorable and well-handled. "The Girl With the Black Balloon" is a nicely-done bit of fluff. The final story, "Cobra Trap", is a standard adventure given resonance by the period (middle age for Modesty and Willie) and the fact of this being their final caper. It's not quite how I would have wished the closing of the storyline for them, but it is intriguing and moving. One moment in particular makes one think that perhaps Modesty has carried some regrets about the nature of her and Willie's relationship over the years. It was a difficult story to read, too short and sudden in its ending, and saddening to think that this is probably the last prose fiction we will see about this amazing couple. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 15, 2007 |
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Each short story in this final installment of the Modesty Blaise series details a different, thrilling tale of international intrigue starring Modesty and her loyal deputy, Willie Garvin. From Modesty’s early days running The Network to her later work with Sir Gerald Tarrant in British Intelligence, each escapade is more rousing than the next, including the title story that brings Modesty face to face with the toughest assignment of her career—the daring rescue of her friends from the clutches of rebels in the jungles of Central America.
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Each short story in this final installment of the Modesty Blaise series details a different, thrilling tale of international intrigue starring Modesty and her loyal deputy, Willie Garvin. From Modesty’s early days running The Network to her later work with Sir Gerald Tarrant in British Intelligence, each escapade is more rousing than the next, including the title story that brings Modesty face to face with the toughest assignment of her career—the daring rescue of her friends from the clutches of rebels in the jungles of Central America.

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A thrilling selection of short stories following Modesty Blaise, aided as always by Willie Garvin, from her early days running The Network to working with Sir Gerald Tarrant of British Intelligence.

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