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Mrs. Pollifax, Smuggler,
This review is from: Elusive Mrs. Pollifax (Mass Market Paperback)
When a CIA agent barely gets out of Bulgaria, he arrives in America with a message. There is an underground movement and they need passports. Carstairs is quick to get the wheels rolling. Despite the reminders from his assistant, Bishop, he heads to New Brunswick, New Jersey to ask Mrs. Pollifax if she will smuggle them into the country in a new hat.
Mrs. Pollifax is only too delighted to help and soon she's off to Eastern Europe. Things will be hard since she will be under the watchful eye of Bulgaria's tourist board at all times. But why did someone break into her room in the middle of the night? What happened to the young American Mrs. Pollifax met in the airport? And will she deliver the passports?
When I read through this book the first time around, I was disappointed. I'm not sure what my problem was originally because I loved it this time. The adventure is as wild as always. I was alternately turning pages or laughing at people's reactions to Mrs. Pollifax. And the new friends she makes along the way are wonderful. True, the book is ruled by coincidence and isn't believable if you think about it. Trust me, you won't be thinking about those things. You'll have too much fun enjoying the ride.
Since the book was written and set in 1971 Eastern Europe, it is historical now. If you keep that in mind, you'll get a good picture of just how bad life was during that period of time.
While the adventures are dated now, they are still tons of fun. If you want to enjoy some escapist fiction, look no further then this series.