Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist (Mrs Pollifax, Bk 13)
Mrs Pollifax Innocent Tourist - Mrs Pollifax, Bk 13 Author:Dorothy Gilman This time Mrs. Pollifax is on loan to her retired CIA friend Farrell. Her bag lady act is the first phase of a mission to the Middle East: to smuggle out of Jordan the final manuscript of the dissident Iraqi novelist, Dib Assen, recently murdered in an Iraqi prison. Allegedly fiction, the script encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's... more » reign.
Allah willing, Farrell is to rendezvous near Amman with a man called Ibrahim, who will deliver the manuscript. All Mrs. P. has to do is look as much like a tourist as possible to deflect suspicion from her "cousin," Farrell.
But hardly are the two airborne when the coils of Middle Eastern intrigue begin to unwind. Mrs. Pollifax's seatmate is not the affable Arab businessman he seems, and the little carved plaque he secretly stashes in her carry-on bag is not a mere souvenir. It is not imagination that persuades Mrs. P. that wherever they go she and Farrell are followed, even to the old castle where Farrell is to meet the mysteriously elusive Ibrahim.
To elude their pursuers in such a politically volatile country isn't easy. But Mrs. P. takes her challenges straight up, and this one may be our genteel heroine's stiffest yet...« less
In her the first Mrs. Pollifax book, Mrs. Pollifax is a mature older woman who was bored with life so she walked in to the CIA and asked for a job as a spy/secret agent! She had no idea what she was getting herself in to--but she is having a great time. I have loved all of the Mrs. Pollifax books and this one is no exception--another great adventure.