The first of the adventures of Emily Pollifax, temporary CIA courier.
A novel written in an earlier age of minimal communication technology, and a different view of who were allies and what ism was viewed as a threat.
Hired by the spymaster at her own request and due to a mixup when he was needing a courier, she starts off on a simple errand. But it goes fubar rather quickly, and the danger, action, and adventure begin!
A rather quick and brain-grabbing read, it also stands the reread test with ease.
Stella de Laube
This ordinary lady in search for a new meaning for her life ends up as a spy. But her so to speak mission is to pick up a book in a book store. But the trader owner of the bookstore has been replaced by an evil man who kidnaps her. From there she is brought to discovers lots of resources she did not know she had. Witty simple. was listening in my car with a grin on my face even on Monday mornings. The voice is stupendous perfect for the characters perfect casting.
Barbara Rosenblat is probably my favorite reader. She does both male and female voices, and I can easily tell who is speaking from Barbara's voice. (This is not always the case with other readers.)
This is the first of the Mrs. Pollifax novels, and probably the best. 100% recommended.
No one else has a chance. Rosenblat not only gets Emily Pollifax right in every way, she also manages all the other characters, male and female, old and young, and all the accents as well.