Monday, September 21, 2009

Cobra Trap - Peter O'Donnell

The final book in the Modesty Blaise series is a collection of tales of mostly similar length, quite similar to Pieces Of Modesty. A little less action packed perhaps, as the pair and their friends have aged.

A great end for a great pair.

Cobra Trap : 1 Bellman - Peter O'Donnell
Cobra Trap : 2 The Dark Angels - Peter O'Donnell
Cobra Trap : 3 Old Alex - Peter O'Donnell
Cobra Trap : 4 The Girl With the Black Balloon - Peter O'Donnell
Cobra Trap : 5 Cobra Trap - Peter O'Donnell

A day at the races and a couple of Mickey Finns leave Willie and Modesty in a hunt, with them as the prey, as an old enemy has a score to settle.

4 out of 5

A Jumpin' Jehosophat deception as Tarrant needs some assassins out to kill foreign captains of industry taken care with Modesty and Willie's help.

4 out of 5

An opportune rescue by an old Frenchman with a startling past leaves Modesty and Willie involved again with doing something about Salamander Four.

4 out of 5

A Nobel prize winner is held hostage by one of the bizarrest Liberation front type groups - and with one of Tarrant's men dead already, Jack Fraser asks Modesty for help. It is Willie who finds the strange balloon girl.

4 out of 5

Many years later, the Colliers are working in a Central American Republic, when a revolution gets out on away. Attempting to get out by train, Willie Garvin with them - an attack forces Modesty Blaise to come to their aid.

3.5 out of 5

5 out of 5