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The Silver Mistress: Modesty Blaise (original 1973; edition 2002)

by Peter O'Donnell

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Title:The Silver Mistress: Modesty Blaise
Authors:Peter O'Donnell
Info:Souvenir Press (2002), Edition: New Ed, Paperback
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Okay, I confess, I have the hots for Modesty Blaise. One doesn’t have to be a fan of Bond or given to retro-superspy kitsch (among the best is ’Forrest DeVoe Jr’s’ Into the Volcano, with its proto-jetski chases and giant hardboiled-human slicer), to become similarly smitten. Blaise is more hip, fun, sexy and mysterious than Bond, and has a more generous, upbeat worldview. With her astonishing gifts of mind and body control, she doesn’t need an armory of gadgets, but delights in using a panoply of exotic hand-held weapons, as does her cockney sidekick Willie Garvin, master of the throwing knife a great sardonic tomcat. In this, her seventh title, she appears to have met her match in Mr. Sexton, the world’s greatest martial artist, but inspiration strikes as she preps for their death match in a cave in the Pyrenees. Modesty strips down and applies grease to every inch of her lovely body, resulting in one of the most memorable fight sequences ever. ( )
  guybrarian | Jul 20, 2007 |
Three fine "Modesty Blaise" stories, illustrated by the able Neville Colvin.The main theme in common through these stories is the depth of Modesty's commitment toward her friends, which is total. One of the best-written strips, adventure or otherwise. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 15, 2007 |
One of the more enjoyable of the Modesty Blaise novels, not because of complexity of plot (Tarrant is kidnapped and tortured; Modesty sets out to rescue him), but because of the spectacular climactic battle between Modesty and Mr. Sexton, who quite honestly claims to be (and is) the greatest fighter in the world. Also notable for the expanded look at the affection between Modesty and Sir Gerald. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 14, 2007 |
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This seventh novel in the Modesty Blaise series will not fail to please any of Modesty's innumerable fans. Modesty and her partner, Willie Garvin, are hot on the trail of a captured British Intelligence agent, but when they confront the agent's bizarre captors-a criminal tycoon, a genteel lady assassin, two inscrutable Chinese killers, and the invincibe Mr. Sexton, the world's premier combatant-even Modesty begins to doubt that she can succeed in this operation. Her task is further complicated when Willie's girlfriend and a young pilot also are taken hostage. Their situation seems hopeless until the Silver Mistress appears, bringing this thrilling saga to an astonishing climax.
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This seventh novel in the Modesty Blaise series will not fail to please any of Modesty's innumerable fans. Modesty and her partner, Willie Garvin, are hot on the trail of a captured British Intelligence agent, but when they confront the agent's bizarre captors-a criminal tycoon, a genteel lady assassin, two inscrutable Chinese killers, and the invincibe Mr. Sexton, the world's premier combatant-even Modesty begins to doubt that she can succeed in this operation. Her task is further complicated when Willie's girlfriend and a young pilot also are taken hostage. Their situation seems hopeless until the Silver Mistress appears, bringing this thrilling saga to an astonishing climax.

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