tani reviewed Mrs. Pollifax Pursued (Mrs. Pollifax #11) on
I love the Mrs. Pollifax series. The main character is a quiet lady who decided at age sixty to volunteer to spy for the CIA. Through a fluke, she got accepted, and thereafter from time to time departed for foreign countries on assignments where she won through where a younger professional might not have. Funny books. This one begins when Mrs. Pollifax finds a young women in her closet, hiding from two men in a van... Good, but not my favorite of the series.
Patricia S. reviewed Mrs. Pollifax Pursued (Mrs. Pollifax #11) on
I like the plot twists and turns that Dorothy Gillman usually gives us. This book does not disappoint. Even though I was looking for twists, she still surprised me, and the real story was better and more plausible than any explanation that I was imagining.
Where ever in the world - literally- that Dorothy Gillman takes us, it is always plausible. The circus world is no different.
Donna B. reviewed Mrs. Pollifax Pursued (Mrs. Pollifax #11) on
The Mrs. Pollifax series is a gem. In this book, the amateur spy is enmeshed with an international kidnapping, a coup, and a carnival. Dorothy Gilman's writing is wry and readable, making this an enjoyable read.
Great light spy thriller!
The last thing Mrs. Pollifax expects fo find in her closet is a young woman hiding. Kadi Hopkirk insists that she's being pursued by two men in a van. Under the cover of darkness,m Mrs. P. tries to drive Kadi home to Manhattan, only to have a dark green sedan give them a run for their money, and Mrs. P. begins to suspect, their lives.
Finally Kadi shares the startling truth: her friend, Sammy is the son of the assassinated president of an African country and unbeknownst to the young man's bodyguard, he passed her something important during a recent meeting. Ever resourceful, Mrs. P. puts in a call for help to her CIA colleague, Carstairs, who installs them in a safe house--at a carnival! Before Mrs. P. knows it, a dash to safety expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places.