Oil has been recently found in a small country near Iraq which goes by the name of Malaurak. The sheik of Malaurak has granted the British govt. Concession on the oil in return for ten million pounds worth of diamonds. Sir Gerrad Tarrant of British Intelligence is concerned about the security of the diamonds because as per the rumours the diamonds are the raison d'être of a heist. Sir Tarrant knows exactly the person who can help him secure the diamonds.
Modesty Blaise a retired criminal agreed to help Sir Tarrant in exchange for information of the whereabouts of Willie Garvin, her sidekick.
Modesty along with Willi Garvin have a daunting task in front of them, they have to find not only the person who is trying to steal the diamond but also where the heist is going to take place.
A journey that began in London traces its path through France, the Mediterranean , Cairo ends up on a small island near middle east .A small island, is where Modesty met her arch rival Gabriel in her attempt to salvage the diamonds.
The story is average, the narrative is gripping but there is nothing to encourage you to go an extra mile to finish this book. It’s less of a thriller and more of an action sequence.
And as far as our protagonist, Modesty Blaise is concerned, she is unbelievably talented. This new degree of talent is very hard to comprehend and even harder to appreciate. Had the author made Modesty Blaise a little bit flawed in trait, she would have made a hell of a character, only if.