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Last Day in Limbo (Modesty Blaise #8)

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Modesty's latest adventure takes place in the jungles of South America, where she and her loyal henchman, Willie Garvin, take on the evil Mistress of Limbo. The Mistress has enslaved the people of Limbo, including Modesty's friend Danny. After a failed kidnapping, Modesty learns of her friend's enslavement and sets out to rescue him and set Limbo free. In an adventure that ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Souvenir Press (first published January 1st 1977)
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Aug 01, 2008 rated it really liked it
After seeing Mr. and Mrs. Smith, I can't help but imagine Angelina Jolie as Modesty Blaise, and Brad Pitt as Willie Garvin. Based upon the 1960's comic strip, the Modesty Blaise series of books are a no-nonsense adult thrillers that are completely satisfying. I came across this paperback copy at a yard sale, and I re-read it for the third time.
Marie Bouteille
Oct 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
Yet another thrilling adventure with a villain enslaving villains. I was glad to hear from Steve and Dinah. Very modern stories where women are as powerful as men, quite refreshing !
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
Published in 1976 this is the 8th book in the series featuring Modesty Blaise and her side kick Willie Garvin. Preceded by The Silver Mistress and followed by Dragon's Claw. Limbo is the secret plantation in Guatamala where slave labour is the time saving device! With a twist. Fast paced and does not require a lot of energy to read. Great chewing gum read. The original Modesty Blaise was a comic strip hero who translated well into the written word. O'Donnell (1920 -) also wrote under the pen nam ...more
Xan Nyfors
Aug 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Hey, it's a pulp novel. While most of the pulp novels of the 1950's and 60's are better written than the pulp novels of today (most of them are far better than anything by Dan Brown for instance) the Modesty Blaise novels, while adhering closely to a formula are still fun and engaging. I enjoy them. They aren't deep, but I don't always swim at the deep end of the pool, right?
Jan Sørensen
Jul 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An incredible book, where a mad old woman has her own slavecamp in Latin America as here personal revenge for all the bad the conquerors have done the native population. And in comes Modesty Blaise to save an old love -and of course all the slaves. It cound crazy, but O'Donnell's story just COULD be true -and is a joy to read. Perhaps the most easy of the books. Highly receopmended!
Dec 06, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Escapism! Modesty Blaise is my role model for stress management! She's kind of a female James Bond, extraordinarily good at self defense and survival. She and her buddy Willie Garvin carry out a rescue operation for victims in a madwoman's slave plantation in Guatemala.
Brenda Clough
A perfect Modesty book, and if you like all the others you will love this one. O'Donnell is a professionally consistent writer, and so all the Blaise novels have similar elements (action, adventure, some kink, some sex). Perfect airplane reading.
Jun 07, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adventure
I'm catching up, so short review: plotty, action-packed, well-paced, exciting, I loved it, yay.
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Excellent! But you have to like Modesty Blaise stories.
Jane Jago
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Modesty and Willie in trouble again. Love it
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was ok
This answered a few unanswered questions, but it seemed dull in comparison to some of the other books so far. Must have been a rushed one.
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Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information.

Peter O'Donnell also wrote as Madeleine Brent.
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To help keep the novels and the adventure strip collections separate, here's some info about the Modesty Blaise works.

In 1963, O'Donnell began his 38
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Other Books in the Series

Modesty Blaise (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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