cat63 (cat63) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book 20 for 2012

A Taste For Death by Peter O'Donnell. 284 pages
Fourth book in the Modesty Blaise series. 
Another caper for Modesty and her right-hand man Willie Garvin, this time involving the attempted kidnapping of a blind woman and mysterious goings on in the Sahara desert.
Considering that the book was written in the 1960s, the treatment of the blind character seems quite modern - she's shown as competent and sensible, as well as attractive. This contrasts quite sharply with the descriptions of one of the villains, who, while also competent, is repeatedly called "freak" because of his unusual body shape.
That aside though, this is another splendidly enjoyable adventure story.
Tags: adventure

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