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Book Note: Peter O'Donnell, Dead Man's Handle

I read this book about 2-Sep-2004. I've read this book before. The book is copyright 1985. This note was last modified Tuesday, 06-May-2014 13:39:31 PDT.

This is book 12 of the "Modesty Blaise" series.

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A rather late addition to the series. #12, incidentally. The title is a reference to what we'd call a "dead-man's switch" in American English.

A rather nice one, though with a really thoroughly psychopathic bad guy (typical especially for the later books).

This is yet another book where the bad guys want and try to force Modesty and/or Willie to work with them. This is an amazingly common theme, actually.

Amusing to have Modesty profit so handsomely -- well over a million pounds, accidentally, just doing what they need to do to survive and keep their friends alive.

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