The Elusive Mrs. Polifax is a book about an old grandmother from New Brunswick, N.J. that is a CIA agent that is sent to take eight forged passports to a strange man that helped Shipkov cross the border of Bulgaria when the police were after Shipkov. Mrs. Polifax meets a young rich boy on the plane ride to Bulgaria. He is arrested for espoinage, or spying, when they arrive at the airport. meet the members of the Underground and try to find a way to get them to help get Phillip Trenda out of Panchevsky Institute. They have a wild night trying to free him with ropes, fire works, one pistol, and two dozen geese in just fifteen minutes..