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Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist | [Dorothy Gilman]

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist whisks the gray-haired agent into a perilous web of intrigue that spreads across the drifting sands of the volatile Middle East. An old CIA friend, Farrell, must collect an inflammatory manuscript smuggled out of Iraq into Jordan. Farrell has a simple request for Emily—provide cover during his trip to Jordan by posing as his fun-loving elderly cousin. But before the plane even lands, danger begins stalking the sprightly Mrs. Pollifax.
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In Dorothy Gilman’s best-selling mystery series, loveable grandmother Emily Pollifax has captured the hearts of millions with her secret CIA missions.

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist whisks the gray-haired agent into a perilous web of intrigue that spreads across the drifting sands of the volatile Middle East. An old CIA friend, Farrell, must collect an inflammatory manuscript smuggled out of Iraq into Jordan. Farrell has a simple request for Emily—provide cover during his trip to Jordan by posing as his fun-loving elderly cousin. But before the plane even lands, danger begins stalking the sprightly Mrs. Pollifax.

Outwitting her wily opponents with her keen eye for the truth and her impeccable karate, Mrs. Pollifax is the lively senior citizen everyone dreams of someday becoming. You’ll feel you know the aging spy and her colorful opponents personally with Barbara Rosenblat’s outstanding narration.

©1997 Dorothy Gilman Butters (P)1997 Recorded Books

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    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 10-21-12
    Anne Roberts Michigan, USA 10-21-12 Member Since 2010

    A 50-something who loves sci-fi, cozy mysteries, thrillers, an occasional romance, and any genre if it is a good story. And especially if it makes me laugh! No vampires or zombies though - these are NOT sci-fi!

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    This addition to the Mrs. Pollifax adventures is more modern than the previous books. Since the Cold War has ended, she now goes to Jordan for Carstairs, on what is supposed to be a simple mission. But it is never simple when Mrs. Pollifax is involved, and she finds herself trying to outwit two groups of bad guys, making friends who help her accomplish her mission, and, best of all, making Saddam Hussein's life difficult! As usual, the narration by Barbara Rosenblat is excellent, though the story is pretty absurd. That is part of its charm, and I love a story that makes me laugh. This story can stand alone, but you will want to download and read her other adventures after reading this one!

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    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 10-08-12
    Ellen Anthony Wyoming 10-08-12 Member Since 2009

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    "Mrs. Pollifax at her best. Barbara Rosenblat, too"

    As usual, this is an excellent Mrs. Pollifax book and Barbara Rosenblat does an excellent job of bringing her to life. Farrell is back and the usual quick mission becomes something more. They succeed, of course, beyond their wildest dreams and foil another plot in the process.

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    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 03-20-13
    Jan Rochester, NY, United States 03-20-13 Member Since 2011

    Eclectic, avid listener, favorite book is the one currently in ear.

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    As always, a delightful little read that is entertaining and enjoyable. Not a masterpiece but a delicious way to distract oneself.

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