O'Donnell, Peter, 1920-2010 / The night of Morningstar
Author O'Donnell, Peter, 1920-2010
Title The night of Morningstar
Publish Date 2001
Publisher Souvenir Press
ISBN 9780285636156
Series Modesty Blaise ; 11
Type Fiction (Paper)
LC Call # PR6029.D55N5 2001
Genre Action and adventure fiction
Spy fiction
Subject Blaise, Modesty (Fictitious character)--Fiction
Intelligence service--Great Britain--Fiction
Women spies--Great Britain--Fiction
Synopsis Many followers of Modesty Blaise have asked to know more about her early days, when she ran the criminal organization known as The Network. In The Night of Morningstar, the tenth of her adventures, Peter O'Donnell begins his story with a flashback to the last days of The Network, when Modesty was about to retire, and describes the organisation's final, astonishing operation before it was wound up.
It is this operation that is echoed in the present story, several years later, when Modesty, with her cockney sidekick Wilie Garvin, finds herself drawn into conflict with the mysterious group known as The Watchmen.
What is the purpose behind The Watchmen's seemingly random acts of killing, destruction and atrocity? What is the connection between the attempt to kill Modesty in London and to destroy San Francisco's famous Golden Gate during rush hour? In seeking to find the answer to this and many other baffling questions, Modesty and Willie face disaster when luck turns against them. On the night of Operation Morningstar, designed to bring chaos upon the Western World, they find themselves prisoners on a drillship off the Ilhas Desertas. How their resourcefulness enables them -- imprisoned, sedated and unarmed -- to overcome and destroy the trained army of The Watchmen brings the story to a truly startling conclusion.