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Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 112, 1977 Vol 1: Mrs Pollifax On Safari / The R Document / Home Before Dark / The Glory Boys / The Spuddy
Reader's Digest Condensed Books Vol 112 1977 Vol 1 Mrs Pollifax On Safari / The R Document / Home Before Dark / The Glory Boys / The Spuddy Author:Lillian Beckwith, Gerald Seymour, Sue Ellen Bridgers, Irving Wallace, Dorothy Gilman Five condensed books. — Mrs Pollifax On Safari: — Mrs. Pollifax has been sent on safari by the C.I.A. and told only to take pictures of all of her companions, in order to find the international assassin whose next target is the president of Zambia. — It sounded so simple, but shortly after Mrs. Pollifax started taking pictur... more »es, someone stole her film. And right after that she was kidnapped by Rhodesian terrorists. And right after that--well, read for yourself..
The R Document:
The President and Director of the FBI are encouraging the approval of the 35th amendment to the Constitution. The amendment would allow the government to "set aside" the Bills of Rights during times of extreme emergency. The new Attorney General starts to hear rumors of major problems with the amendment. Well written fictional account of what might happen if powerful people in government set out to hide the truth from the American people.
Home Before Dark:
Stella has spent nearly all her life living out of a battered station wagon, moving from one crop-picking station to the next. Her father has filled her bead with fascinating stories about the tobacco farm he was raised on. Now he has decided to move the whole family back there, and Stella finally has what she's always dreamed of - a permanent home. But is that enough to make her happy? Suddenly she's coping with her first real friend and her first real love, and it's not as easy as she had thought.
The Glory Boys:
When Abdel-El-Famy, a Palestinian zealot and would-be terrorist, is sent with two others to assassinate a leading Israeli nuclear scientist giving a lecture in London, he knows that there is little prospect of a safe return. Yet he feels no fear. Famy is prepared to sacrifice himself for his cause, for if he succeeds he knows that the reverberations will be felt through-out the Western World. But when his hit squad is intercepted by Israeli Intelligence in France and his accomplices are shot, Famy remains determined that this setback will only be temporary in spite of his lack of experience. Upon arrival in Britain, his only contact is Ciaran McCoy, a hardened IRA mercenary. McCoy can provide him with firearms and local knowledge, but the difference in their aims and motivations means that their alliance will always be uneasy. Meanwhile, British Intelligence has assigned a hard-drinking maverick to protect the scientist. Will this be enough to prevent the inevitable bloodshed?
The Spuddy is a grey-black mongrel; tough, canny, loyal - and abandoned. The fishermen call him The Spuddy. The only person to care for him is Andy, a young dumb boy. For both of them their meeting brings friendship after loneliness. But when the new companions become friendly with Jake, skipper of the Silver Crest, events take a swift and unexpected turn...« less