In the jungles of South America lies Limbo, presided over by the Mistress of Limbo, where the men and women enslaved in Limbo have hope of escape or rescue. Only Danny Chavasse nurses any hope for outside he has a friend who can save him, Modesty Blaise. Modesty, herself, has been chosen to be a slave of Limbo where the Mistress of Limbo has commanded a bizarre sacrifice to the old gods, the death of Modesty Blaise. To destroy Limbo Modesty must first become its captive but the loyal Willie Garvin is alongside her when the battle begins, the battle for survival on the Last Day in Limbo.
Peter O'Donnell began his career working on several major pre-war comics, Tiger Tim, Chips and Captain Moonlight. During the 1950's he became involved in strip cartoons and eventually created his revolutionary Modesty Blaise, syndicated in more than 42 countries. The strip led to a series of bestselling novels about Modesty and her faithful lieutenant, Willie Garvin, all published by Souvenir Press: Modesty Blaise, Sabre Tooth, I, Lucifer, The Impossible Virgin, Pieces of Modesty, A Taste for Death, The Silver Mistress, Dragon's Claw, The Xanadu Talisman, The Night of the Morningstar, Dead Man's Handle and his most recent collection Cobra Trap.