Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist (Mrs. Pollifax Series #13)by Dorothy Gilman
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 pretends to be. It is not
Working with her retired CIA friend John Farrell, Mrs. Pollifax must smuggle a manuscript out of Jordan, a document that encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign.
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 pretends to be. It is not imagination that persuades Mrs. P. that wherever they go, she and Farrell are followed. To elude their pursuers in such a politically volatile country isn't easy. In fact, it can be downright deadly. . . .
Another dainty sip of Old Reliable (Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer, 1996, etc.)three parts expert tour-guide, one part game intriguethe whole mixture gently stirred, never shaken.
Meet the Author
Dorothy Gilman is the author of twelve earlier Mrs. Pollifax novels, including The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax (the series debut), The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax, Mrs. Pollifax Pursued, and Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer.
Ms. Gilman lives in Westport, Connecticut, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.
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I loved the first 5 books of the Mrs. Pollifax series -- right through Palm. I don't think her getting married has been the problem, but clinging to Farrell makes them much less interesting. In the early ones, Mrs. Pollifax would be by herself, assigned to some small duty overseas, and before you know it, she would have organized a band of amateurs, like herself, into achieving a daringly impossible feat. In some of the recent ones, Mrs. Pollifax just seems to be along for the ride. She also seems more serious and worried than she used to be -- nicer when she was just enjoying the sense of wonder at not feeling like commiting suicide! If that can't be achieved, perhaps a return to the nuns or the clairvoyant countess would be nice.