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A Taste for Death (Modesty Blaise Series, #4) ☆ [PDF / Epub] ★ A Taste for Death (Modesty Blaise Series, #4) By Peter ODonnell ✩ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The fourth Modesty Blaise title sees the rugged team of Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin take on impossible odds pitted against Simon Delicta the man with a taste for death and Swordmaster Wenczel in The fourth Modesty Blaise title sees the rugged team of Modesty Blaise and Willie Garvin take on impossible odds pitted against Simon Delicta the man with a taste for death and Swordmaster Wenczel in a duel to the death As the adventure unfolds travelling from London to Panama before reaching the depths of the Sahara desert the pair will need all their skills to survive.


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10 thoughts on “A Taste for Death (Modesty Blaise Series, #4)

  1. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Okay I think I see the problemI'm not 13 any The book is full of ACTION Willie a master of the throwing knife and Modesty's good right hand and apparently long time dedicated minion Modesty herselfmaster of every weapon including the bow and arrow master of ninjutsu jujitsu judo and apparently any and every other martial art in existence I mean after all she's already in hermid twenties???? There is a moment in the book when a thug Reilly is waiting to stitch Modesty with a submachine gun when she comes through a doorhe's been anticipating the murder for several pages he's hyped up and looking forward to it Modesty comes through the doorin a short black skirt a man's black shirt unbuttoned to her navel of course and black hose He's struck by how beautiful she is her face her legs He waits till she sees him enjoying the prospect of her knowing she's about to die Only when their eyes lock he's unaccountably terror stricken We then get a few words on combat psychology The next scene the submachine gun firesbut it turns out it's firing into the air as Modesty has out shot him with the25 from her pocketThe scene actually made me laugh I suppose the books are fun and if you like the action and Modesty's super powers including sex of course then you'll really like these I don't hate them I don't really like them they won't be jumping back onto the top of my to be read list soon I have too many other books waiting to be read But as I said there's some fun to be had here


  2. Bettie Bettie says:

    Bettie's Books


  3. Bill Bill says:

    A Taste for Death is the 4th book in the Modesty Blaise adventure thriller series by Peter O'Donnell I enjoyed this as much as the first three Modesty is a strong independent woman think Lara Croft who finds herself in many sticky situations and is helped to deal with them by her partner best friend Willie Garvin Both started out in the criminal world and have retired Living in England and enjoying life they regularly help British spymaster Tarrant with various situations that need an independent non governmental handIn this story Willie Garvin is on vacation in Panama diving for pearls when he comes across an attack on two women and saves one her sister being murderedThe enemies involved include Gabriel and McWhirter who Modesty and Willie have battled previously A new foe also is involved one from Willie's past The two along with Modesty's beau Stephen Collier must travel to Algeria to try and save blind Dinah Pilgrim and a group of archeologists from Gabriel and Delicata one of the vicious villains I've met yet risking their lives in the process Like the others this is an entertaining page turner with strong likeable characters who you find yourself rooting for Most enjoyable 35 stars


  4. Laura Laura says:

    From BBC radio 4By Stef Penney Action adventure with the female answer to James Bond


  5. Rich Rich says:

    These 1960s action romps suffered badly at the hands of Austin Powers and might be doomed to be read forever through a pair of ironically ‘swinging’ glasses And in fact most of the elements of the genre are present and correct1 Delightfully retro high technology2 Stylised action3 Comic opera bad guys led by the gorilla like Delicata – the man with a taste for death no sense of pain and superhuman strength4 Globe trotting plotModesty Blaise’s partner in crime Willie Garvin is pearl diving off a remote island in Panama when he witnesses the murder of one young woman and the kidnap of another He is too late to prevent the murder but foils the kidnap with brutal finality before escaping with the girl Garvin also sees the man in charge of the operation an old enemy named GabrielThe girl Dinah Pilgrim is brave beautiful – and blind Gabriel wants her alive but she has no idea why Trapped in Panama Garvin calls in Blaise to get him and the girl out in one piece which she does in fine style Improbably the action then moves to the Sahara Desert sword fights ensueSo it’s all good fun But there’s hereA surprising but very winning feature of the book and presumably the series is the strong sense of family Cockney action man Willie Garvin is basically Blaise’s soul mate despite the fact that he hooks up with Dinah Pilgrim and she is with the elegant mathematician Collier Blaise’s boss Sir Gerald Tarrant who seems to work in British Intelligence is the father figure Genuine bonds of affection loyalty and occasionally poignant humour exist between them all O’Donnell clearly loved his characters and that really comes acrossFull review athttppastoffenceswordpresscom201


  6. Tony Hisgett Tony Hisgett says:

    I enjoyed parts of this book but there is one aspect that annoys me just a little I am beginning to realise one of the limitations of the author’s techniue As a seventeen year old back in 1969 when this book was written the thought of Modesty Blaise and a Jensen Interceptor FF would have satisfied me but nearly fifty years on I need a plot that isn’t uite so formulaic After four books it is becoming clear that the action is going to be based on something going wrong It could just be bad luck or betrayal or bad planning but it appears to be the author’s main method of keeping the story moving It always seems to be them getting into trouble followed by horrendous suffering and then finally escapingI don’t mind them having problems but it has reached a point where I am just waiting for the next thing to go wrong Fortunately once you get past things going wrong it is usually a really interesting read to see how Modesty and Willie escape and come out on topIn the middle of the book I would have only given 2 stars but by the end this might have risen to 4 stars I suppose 3 stars was a bit of a compromise Finally I was so pleased to see that Collier has gone


  7. Ray Ray says:

    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


  8. Nick Statt Nick Statt says:

    The best in the series in my opinion and that is high praise as the standard across the series is very high While very much of it's time it is full of charm and ingenuity with great characters and a fantastic globe trotting plot My wife thinks it's rubbish but I love it and will continue to re read for a long time to come


  9. Jenne Jenne says:

    The story kind of takes a while to get going and I think Collier is particularly annoying in this one but there's great Modesty and Willie interaction plus the fabulous pearl necklace Just read the whole series I promise these are the most fun books ever


  10. Stray Taoist Stray Taoist says:

    There isn't a bad Modesty Blaise story Fact And this is one of the best


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10 thoughts on “A Taste for Death (Modesty Blaise Series, #4)

  1. Mike (the Paladin) Mike (the Paladin) says:

    Okay I think I see the problemI'm not 13 any The book is full of ACTION Willie a master of the throwing knife and Modesty's good right hand and apparently long time dedicated minion Modesty herselfmaster of every weapon including the bow and arrow master of ninjutsu jujitsu judo and apparently any and every other martial art in existence I mean after all she's already in hermid twenties???? There is a moment in the book when a thug Reilly is waiting to stitch Modesty with a submachine gun when she comes through a doorhe's been anticipating the murder for several pages he's hyped up and looking forward to it Modesty comes through the doorin a short black skirt a man's black shirt unbuttoned to her navel of course and black hose He's struck by how beautiful she is her face her legs He waits till she sees him enjoying the prospect of her knowing she's about to die Only when their eyes lock he's unaccountably terror stricken We then get a few words on combat psychology The next scene the submachine gun firesbut it turns out it's firing into the air as Modesty has out shot him with the25 from her pocketThe scene actually made me laugh I suppose the books are fun and if you like the action and Modesty's super powers including sex of course then you'll really like these I don't hate them I don't really like them they won't be jumping back onto the top of my to be read list soon I have too many other books waiting to be read But as I said there's some fun to be had here

  2. Bettie Bettie says:

    Bettie's Books

  3. Bill Bill says:

    A Taste for Death is the 4th book in the Modesty Blaise adventure thriller series by Peter O'Donnell I enjoyed this as much as the first three Modesty is a strong independent woman think Lara Croft who finds herself in many sticky situations and is helped to deal with them by her partner best friend Willie Garvin Both started out in the criminal world and have retired Living in England and enjoying life they regularly help British spymaster Tarrant with various situations that need an independent non governmental handIn this story Willie Garvin is on vacation in Panama diving for pearls when he comes across an attack on two women and saves one her sister being murderedThe enemies involved include Gabriel and McWhirter who Modesty and Willie have battled previously A new foe also is involved one from Willie's past The two along with Modesty's beau Stephen Collier must travel to Algeria to try and save blind Dinah Pilgrim and a group of archeologists from Gabriel and Delicata one of the vicious villains I've met yet risking their lives in the process Like the others this is an entertaining page turner with strong likeable characters who you find yourself rooting for Most enjoyable 35 stars

  4. Laura Laura says:

    From BBC radio 4By Stef Penney Action adventure with the female answer to James Bond

  5. Rich Rich says:

    These 1960s action romps suffered badly at the hands of Austin Powers and might be doomed to be read forever through a pair of ironically ‘swinging’ glasses And in fact most of the elements of the genre are present and correct1 Delightfully retro high technology2 Stylised action3 Comic opera bad guys led by the gorilla like Delicata – the man with a taste for death no sense of pain and superhuman strength4 Globe trotting plotModesty Blaise’s partner in crime Willie Garvin is pearl diving off a remote island in Panama when he witnesses the murder of one young woman and the kidnap of another He is too late to prevent the murder but foils the kidnap with brutal finality before escaping with the girl Garvin also sees the man in charge of the operation an old enemy named GabrielThe girl Dinah Pilgrim is brave beautiful – and blind Gabriel wants her alive but she has no idea why Trapped in Panama Garvin calls in Blaise to get him and the girl out in one piece which she does in fine style Improbably the action then moves to the Sahara Desert sword fights ensueSo it’s all good fun But there’s hereA surprising but very winning feature of the book and presumably the series is the strong sense of family Cockney action man Willie Garvin is basically Blaise’s soul mate despite the fact that he hooks up with Dinah Pilgrim and she is with the elegant mathematician Collier Blaise’s boss Sir Gerald Tarrant who seems to work in British Intelligence is the father figure Genuine bonds of affection loyalty and occasionally poignant humour exist between them all O’Donnell clearly loved his characters and that really comes acrossFull review athttppastoffenceswordpresscom201

  6. Tony Hisgett Tony Hisgett says:

    I enjoyed parts of this book but there is one aspect that annoys me just a little I am beginning to realise one of the limitations of the author’s techniue As a seventeen year old back in 1969 when this book was written the thought of Modesty Blaise and a Jensen Interceptor FF would have satisfied me but nearly fifty years on I need a plot that isn’t uite so formulaic After four books it is becoming clear that the action is going to be based on something going wrong It could just be bad luck or betrayal or bad planning but it appears to be the author’s main method of keeping the story moving It always seems to be them getting into trouble followed by horrendous suffering and then finally escapingI don’t mind them having problems but it has reached a point where I am just waiting for the next thing to go wrong Fortunately once you get past things going wrong it is usually a really interesting read to see how Modesty and Willie escape and come out on topIn the middle of the book I would have only given 2 stars but by the end this might have risen to 4 stars I suppose 3 stars was a bit of a compromise Finally I was so pleased to see that Collier has gone

  7. Ray Ray says:

    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

  8. Nick Statt Nick Statt says:

    The best in the series in my opinion and that is high praise as the standard across the series is very high While very much of it's time it is full of charm and ingenuity with great characters and a fantastic globe trotting plot My wife thinks it's rubbish but I love it and will continue to re read for a long time to come

  9. Jenne Jenne says:

    The story kind of takes a while to get going and I think Collier is particularly annoying in this one but there's great Modesty and Willie interaction plus the fabulous pearl necklace Just read the whole series I promise these are the most fun books ever

  10. Stray Taoist Stray Taoist says:

    There isn't a bad Modesty Blaise story Fact And this is one of the best

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