Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist

Book - 1997
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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.
Publisher: New York :, Fawcett Gold Medal,, 1997.
Edition: 1st mass market ed.
ISBN: 9780449183366
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY Gilman Dorothy
Characteristics: 215 pages ;,18 cm


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Jun 23, 2019

I have rediscovered Mrs. Pollifax recently, and this is one I never read. It was published in 1997; it is the next to last Mrs. Pollifax book. In this book, Mrs. Pollifax and her old friend Farrell head to Jordan, hoping to collect the last manuscript written by a dissident author who has recently been killed. The book is reputed to contain a coded description of the evil doings of Saddam Hussein. Of course, they run into all sorts of problems and scrapes, but they meet some wonderful people along the way.

I enjoyed this book, though none of the later books equal The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax, in my opinion.

I understand that Dorothy Gilman loved to travel, and her books reflect the places she has visited (though presumably her own trips were somewhat less dramatic).

This book also refers back to incidents in the earlier books, some of which I recall vaguely. It would be most enjoyable to read the entire series in order.


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