Following many requests to kw more about Modesty's early days, this tenth book of her ever popular adventures, starts with a flashback to the last days of her career with her criminal organisation The Network before it was wound up and Modesty retired. The final astonishing operation is echoed several years later, in this story - The Night of the Mormingstar. Throughout this action-packed adventure Modesty and Willie are their resourceful best, using their skill in combat to overcome and destroy the enemy, a trained army called The Watchmen. A truly startling conclusion makes this classic Modesty Blaise a real treat for her huge following.
Peter O'Donnell began his career working on several major pre-war comics, Tiger Tim, Chips and Captain Moonlight. During the 1950s he became involved in strip cartoons and eventually created his revolutionary Modesty Blaise, syndicated in more than 42 countries. The strip led to a bestselling series of 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.