O'Donnell, Peter, 1920-2010 / Last day in Limbo
Author O'Donnell, Peter, 1920-2010
Title Last day in Limbo
Publish Date 2003
Publisher Souvenir Press
ISBN 0285636758
Series Modesty Blaise ; 08
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # PR6029.D55L3 2003
Genre Action and adventure fiction
Spy fiction
Subject Blaise, Modesty (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Intelligence service--Great Britain--Fiction
Women spies--Great Britain--Fiction
Synopsis The men and women in Limbo have no hope of escape or rescue, for to the world outside they are dead. They know that when the old and failing Mistress of Limbo herself dies, their death will become a reality, for they will be destroyed.
Of all the slaves in Limbo, only Danny Chavasse nourishes a slender thread of hope, for outside he has a friend who can save him, Modesty Blaise.
Modesty, too, has been chosen as a candidate for Limbo. Only after an unsuccessful attempt to kidnap her do she and her incomparable henchman Willie Garvin find themselves alerted to Danny's plight. And so the hunt begins.
It ranges from London to Switzerland, from New York to the jungles of Guatemala, and an ancient Mayan temple where the Mistress of Limbo has commanded a bizarre sacrifice to the Old Gods. Modesty takes the only sure road to Limbo, the road of the captive, and becomes a slave herself, while Willie Garvin strikes from another direction with a surprising partner -- Maude Tiller of British Intelligence.
But Willie and Modesty are together in the hour when the crisis breaks and the battle begins, the seemingly hopeless battle for survival on The Last Day in Limbo.