By Peter O'Donnell
This 7th novel within the Modesty Blaise sequence won't fail to thrill any of Modesty's innumerable enthusiasts. Modesty and her companion, Willie Garvin, are scorching at the path of a captured British Intelligence agent, but if they confront the agent's weird and wonderful captors-a legal rich person, a genteel girl murderer, inscrutable chinese language killers, and the invincibe Mr. Sexton, the world's superior combatant-even Modesty starts to doubt that she will be able to achieve this operation. Her job is additional advanced while Willie's female friend and a tender pilot are also taken hostage. Their state of affairs turns out hopeless till the Silver Mistress seems, bringing this exciting saga to an dazzling climax.
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She might have screamed before the butler was out of earshot. He had just had to chance it. ” He came and sat in the opposite corner of the sofa, after which he put out his hand and said in a pleasant conversational voice, “Well, Linnet, I thought it would be you, but I had to make sure. ” As she continued to gaze at him in frozen horror he took her by the hand. “My dear girl, pull yourself together! ” Perhaps it was the warm, virile clasp and the dancing light in the dark eyes, perhaps it was the memories which these evoked.
Standing like that, she felt the warmth of the fire beat against the cold of her body. No, it wasn’t just her body that was cold. It was something no fire could ever warm again. There was a chintz-covered chair drawn up to the hearth. She sank down on it and buried her face in her hands. In the study Gregory Porlock was pouring out drinks. “Glad you were able to make it early. ” Geoffrey Masterman resembled his sister rather strongly. No one seeing them together could be in any doubt as to their relationship.
As she continued to gaze at him in frozen horror he took her by the hand. “My dear girl, pull yourself together! ” Perhaps it was the warm, virile clasp and the dancing light in the dark eyes, perhaps it was the memories which these evoked. Her gaze wavered. ” Gregory Porlock nodded. “I don’t look dead—do I? ” He had both of her hands by now, and he could feel them quivering and jerking like two little frightened wild things. He kept his hold of them and said, “Come along, wake up! There’s nothing for you to get into a state about.