Mrs. Pollifax & the Second Thief

Mrs. Pollifax & the Second Thief

by Dorothy Gilman, J. Charles, Tom Casaletto, Dick Hill
     
 

The one and only Mrs. Emily Pollifax is a part-time CIA operative and full-time garden-clubbing grandmother from New Jersey. In this adventure, she is off to the Sicilian countryside on a daring mission to rescue John Sebastian Farrell, a former CIA comrade, who was shot while trying to track down a document that allegedly bears the signature of Julius Caesar. With… See more details below

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The one and only Mrs. Emily Pollifax is a part-time CIA operative and full-time garden-clubbing grandmother from New Jersey. In this adventure, she is off to the Sicilian countryside on a daring mission to rescue John Sebastian Farrell, a former CIA comrade, who was shot while trying to track down a document that allegedly bears the signature of Julius Caesar. With the aid of Kate Rossiter, a feisty young CIA agent who happens to be vacationing there, Mrs. Pollifax and Farrell discover the truth about the Caesar document, and in the process reveal the identities of the members of a secret - and deadly - cartel.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
That dignified New Jersey grandmother with the wicked karate chop embarks on her 10th CIA assignment, after Mrs. Pollifax and the Whirling Dervish , in this sunny Sicilian adventure. Former colleague John Farrell, hired to crack a safe and lift a document signed by Julius Caesar (who ``launched his attack on Africa in 47 B.C. from the town of Lilybaeum'' in Sicily) sends an SOS while dodging a professional assassin whom he and Mrs. P. jailed some years ago. Soon she too is ducking bullets and the old pals are forced to hole up in the Villa Franca--part farm, part medieval fortress and full-time residence of young CIA agent Kate Rossiter's eccentric aunt. Ancient artifacts, hair-raising chases, art forgery, arms traffic, a nighttime assault on the villa, mysterious millionaires, spectacular scenery and unexpected romance are some of the ingredients simmering in the plot. Gilman's smooth storytelling and slyly comic tone make it easy for readers to overlook a somewhat untidy ending. (Oct.)
Library Journal
Emily Polifax is a grandmother, garden club fan, and a part-time CIA operative who manages to hold her own in her assignments. In this outing, she is sent to Sicily to help rescue Farrell, a former agent who was shot while attempting to steal a document bearing the signature of Julius Caesar. Polifax teams up with another agent, Kate Rossiter, who is vacationing in Sicily. Upon finding Farrell, they become embroiled in a scheme involving art forgers, secret cartels, and professional killers. This is a delightful romp, with the quick pacing and well-drawn characters that mark Gilman's series (e.g., Mrs. Polifax and the Golden Triangle , Audio Reviews, LJ 11/15/93). The narration by a full cast of readers is played for all its worth. Strongly recommended for all libraries.-- Susan B. Lamphier, Somerville P.L., Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781469245072
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
05/28/2013
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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