Synopses & Reviews
This installment of the Modesty Blaise adventures finds Modesty and faithful friend Willie Garvin trying to get to the bottom of another of Seff's evil plots. When it is discovered that a disturbed young man named Lucifer has the ability to foresee the death of those around him, Seff recruits the boy into his gang and uses his powers of premonition to evil ends, extracting ransom from rich victims who have been told of their impending death. During the course of her investigation Modesty's cover is blown, and she finds herself trapped on Seff's island stronghold and must use all of her guile and brains to escape.
Lucifer is a paranoid young man who believes that he is Satan, with a remarkable psychic ability to predict death by natural causes. When he uses his precognitive ability to extract ransom from rich victims, Modesty is on the case. Over the last two years the reissues of Modesty Blaise novels have gained a lot of review attention, and to satisfy the collector's market the hardcover jackets from their original publication have been reproduced in this edition.
Adventure novels based on O'Donnell's bestselling comic strips.
About the Author
created the Modesty Blaise strip cartoon in the 1950s and is the author of 13 Modesty Blaise novels.