The Silver Mistress Paperback
Part of the Modesty Blaise series
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 256 pages
- Publisher: Souvenir Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 31/08/2002
- Category: Thriller / suspense
- ISBN: 9780285636446
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Review by guybrarian
Okay, I confess, I have the hots for Modesty Blaise. One doesn’t have to be a fan of Bond or given to retro-superspy kitsch (among the best is ’Forrest DeVoe Jr’s’ Into the Volcano, with its proto-jetski chases and giant hardboiled-human slicer), to become similarly smitten. Blaise is more hip, fun, sexy and mysterious than Bond, and has a more generous, upbeat worldview. With her astonishing gifts of mind and body control, she doesn’t need an armory of gadgets, but delights in using a panoply of exotic hand-held weapons, as does her cockney sidekick Willie Garvin, master of the throwing knife a great sardonic tomcat. In this, her seventh title, she appears to have met her match in Mr. Sexton, the world’s greatest martial artist, but inspiration strikes as she preps for their death match in a cave in the Pyrenees. Modesty strips down and applies grease to every inch of her lovely body, resulting in one of the most memorable fight sequences ever.