O'Donnell, Peter, 1920-2010 / The silver mistress
Author O'Donnell, Peter, 1920-2010
Illustrator Romero, Enrique, 1930-
Title The silver mistress
Publish Date 1981
Publisher Archival Press
ISBN 0915822512
Series Modesty Blaise ; 07
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # PR6029.D55S5 1981
Genre Action and adventure fiction
Spy fiction
Subject Blaise, Modesty (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Intelligence service--Great Britain--Fiction
Women spies--Great Britain--Fiction
Synopsis When Tarrant of the British Intelligence finds himself a prisoner facing weeks of mind-bending interrogation, he clings to one slim hope -- that Modesty Blaise and her formidable henchman, Willie Garvin, will suspect his well-faked death in a road accident and will find him before he breaks. His captors are a bizarre company led by Colonel Jim, a criminal tycoon who aims to do for blackmail what Ford did for motors. There is Angel, the girl with the wire garotte; Mrs. McTurk, the genteel assassin; and the unique Mr. Sexton, who rightly claims to be the greatest combat-man in the world.
It is in Macao that Modesty and Willie disocver the vital lead to Tarrant's whereabouts. When they return to move against the remote Chateau Lancieux, in the Pyrenees, where he is held, they are not alone. With them is Quinn, the embittered young flyer who knows a secret way into the chateau, and Willie's titled girlfriend, Lady Janet, who has her own part to play. But their plans go badly awry, for Modesty and Willie meet their match at last in Mr. Sexton, and Tarrant's rescuers become captives with him.
The story moves to its climax in a nerve-twisting escape from the chateau and a final confrontation bertween Modesty and the invincible Mr. Sexton which takes place deep underground in a great stalactite chamber in the Lancieux Caves.