Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer (Mrs. Pollifax Series #12)

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In her new adventure, Mrs. Pollifax accompanies her young friend Kadi Hopkirk to the African country of Ubangiba, where Kadi's childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. This impromptu journey is a response to and SOS from Sammat to Kadi, and Mrs. P., reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears maybe grave danger, crashes the party. Sunny little Ubangiba is no great shakes as nations go. Under Sammat's selfless leadership it is recovering from the devastation wrought by two greedy ...
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In her new adventure, Mrs. Pollifax accompanies her young friend Kadi Hopkirk to the African country of Ubangiba, where Kadi's childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. This impromptu journey is a response to and SOS from Sammat to Kadi, and Mrs. P., reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears maybe grave danger, crashes the party. Sunny little Ubangiba is no great shakes as nations go. Under Sammat's selfless leadership it is recovering from the devastation wrought by two greedy presidents-for-life who preceded him in office. But Sammat has dangerous enemies. Everywhere rumors are springing up that he is a sorcerer and that his evil power is responsible for a rash of shocking murders in which the victims appear to have been clawed to death by a lion. These crimes are especially terrifying because there are no lions in Ubangiba. Without the comforting backup of the CIA, Mrs. Pollifax wades into the fray, hunting for the source of the bloody terrorism that threatens Sammat and Ubangiba. Not to mention Kadi and Mrs. Pollifax. Home has never looked so good, or seemed so far away.

From the author of Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief and Mrs. Pollifax Pursued here is the newest mystery featuring Emily Pollifax. Simultaneous hardcover release from Ballantine. 3 cassettes.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Emily Pollifax, the elderly and polite part-time CIA agent, needs all her skills in this swift adventure when she takes a busman's holiday to the emerging and troubled African nation of Ubangiba. Emily accompanies 19-year-old Kadi Hopkirk (whom she found in her closet in Mrs. Pollifax Pursued), who's been summoned by her old friend Sammat, the young heir to the throne. Kadi grew up in Ubangiba, where she witnessed the murder of her missionary parents by a trio of assassins. The killers, who were never caught, may now be part of a plot to overthrow Sammat, who is to be crowned in a few weeks and offers much-needed reform after years of official corruption. But insidious rumors are circulating that Sammat is a sorcerer and is responsible for five gruesome deaths that resemble maulings by a lion. But there are no lions in Ubangiba. The pace never flags, bolstered by the shrewd Mrs. P. and a host of well-defined characters (soothsayers, wise men, archeologists) who all work their surprising wiles. Mrs. Pollifax may be recovering from the flu, but her story is strong and vigorous. Mystery Guild selection; Reader's Digest condensed book. (Jan.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781578155095
  • Publisher: Media Books, L. L. C.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Series: Mrs. Pollifax Series, #12
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Abridged, 3 CDs
  • Product dimensions: 5.35 (w) x 7.56 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Dorothy Gilman is the author of the Mrs. Pollifax series of novels, as well as several others. She divides her time between Norwalk, Connecticut, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2014

    Good Book I've read the condensed book in the 6th volume of the

    Good Book

    I've read the condensed book in the 6th volume of the 1995 Reader's Digest Condensed Books and I have to say that it was a little boring at the beginning; I mean, there wasn't much action in the beginning. I'm an avid reader; I love most books, but the beginning of this book was dry. The first chapter was boring but the rest was great. Overall, it was a good book and I suggest still reading 'Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer''. And just a little piece of information, but the lion killer is not who you think it is.

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