Set in Africa, this fifth book of her ever-popular adventures is a vintage treat for Modesty Blaise fans.
Accompanied as always, by her ever-faithful henchman Willie Garvin, Modesty’s skills and resilience are tested to the full against Brunel. Having been outwitted and brought the most shattering reverse she has ever suffered, it takes all her expertise in combat to overcome and outwit the enemy. How she fights back and learns the secret of The Impossible Virgin brings this classic saga of Modesty Blaise to an astonishing climax.
Peter O’Donnell created the character of Modesty Blaise for a strip cartoon in 1963. The series was eventually syndicated in over 42 countries and produced 13 novels (all published by Souvenir Press). In 2015, Souvenir Press is celebrating 50 years of Modesty Blaise.
Also published in our Modesty Blaise paperback series:
Modesty Blaise, Sabre-Tooth, I, Lucifer, A Taste For Death, Pieces of Modesty, The Silver Mistress, Last Day in Limbo, Dragon’s Claw,The Xanadu Talisman, The Night of the Morningstar, Dead Man’s Handle and Cobra Trap.
Praise for Modesty Blaise:
“One of the great partnerships in fiction, bearing comparison with that of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.”
“O’Donnell is one of those rare popular writers, like Josephine Tey or P.G. Wodehouse, who inspire not just fandom but love.”
‘New York Times Book Review’
“These books are the finest escapist thrillers ever written.”
“Before Buffy, before Charlie’s Angels, before Purdy and Emma Peel there was Modesty Blaise. For almost 40 years, Peter O’Donnell’s iconic heroine drop-kicked her way through a swath of villains and into a unique place in popular culture.”
“Modesty Blaise was the comic-strip criminal genius, turned occasional secret service operative, who managed to combine timeless beauty and elegance with the ability to break every bone in your body… there’s never been a better time to become acquainted.”
“The continuing renaissance of the immortal heroine: thrilling, humorous and timeless adventures, the Modesty Blaise series are seminal British crime novels.”
The stories of Modesty… are better than James Bond and funnier.”