Karz, a modern day Genghis Khan with an army of ruthless mercenaries, plans to take over Kuwait. Modesty Blaise and her loyal lieutenant, Willie Garvin, investigate Karz before an epic battle in the Hindu Kush mountains. Modesty must fight alone to prevent an invasion that will change the world.
Peter O'Donnell began his career working on pre-World War Two comic strips. During the 1950's he became involved with strip cartoons and created the revolutionary series Modesty Blaise, which would be syndicated in more than 42 countries. The strip led to a series of bestselling novels, all published by Souvenir Press: Modesty Blaise, Sabre Tooth, I,Lucifer, The Impossible Virgin, Pieces of Modesty, A Taste for Death, The Silver Mistress, Dragon's Claw, The Xanadu Talisman, The Night of the Morningstar, Dead Man's Handle and his final collection of stories about Modesty, Cobra Trap.