I actually think Mrs. Pollifax took a real "vacation" this time. There was a lot of adventure and intrigue, but Mrs Pollifax was given the "easy" part, while someone else had to worry about getting the "prize" out of the country. There was a lot more history, too. All-in-all, a very good read.
This series is excellent and surprising. An unusual book because it is about a CIA operative who is well past the age you would normally expect to find. This is because Mrs. Pollifax didn't start until after her kids were raised with kids of their own and she was a widow finding life dull and boring. Her life is anything but now as she circles the globe finding adventure and risk wherever she goes. This is the sixth book in the series.
Another great plot involving the unforgettable Mrs. Pollifax. In this book Emily (Mrs. Pollifax) is sent to China on an "assignment" that she is warned can be dangerous. She goes as a 'cover' for another agent....and thus begins her adventure. Love all of Gilman's books...great characters and plots.
This was the first Mrs. Pollifax story that I've read - this series was recommended by a friend. I was not disappointed as the story took me on a fun journey through China. Good chance I'll read another from the series.