About the Book
In her junk closet, Mrs. Pollifax has found a young woman hiding. Kadi Hopkirk insists she's being followed by two men in a dirty white van. Mrs. P. soon learns Kadi is connected to the assassination of an African president. From the author of Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief.
"Mrs. Gilman has a nice, relaxed style and an easygoing way of telling a story....Should delight you whether you're looking for smiles or thrills."
--The New York Times Book Review
The last thing Mrs. Pollifax expects to find in her junk closet is a young woman hiding. Kadi Hopkirk insists that she's being followed by two men in a dirty white van. Under the cover of darkness, Mrs. P. tries to drive Kadi back home to Manhattan, only to have a dark green sedan give them a run for their money and, Mrs. P. begins to suspect, their lives.
Finally Kadi shares the startling truth: her friend, Sammy, is the son of the assassinated president of an African country and, unbeknownst to the young man's bodyguard, he passed her something under the table during a recent meeting. Ever resourceful, Mrs. P. puts in a call for help to her CIA colleague, Carstairs, who installs them in a safe house--at a carnival! Before Mrs. P. knows it, a dash to safety expands into an assignment that leads to hair-trigger violence in exotic places....
"Lively...Funny...All's right with the world as long as Mrs. Pollifax is part of it."
"This fast-moving tale sports a lively, energetic style, much like its heroine."
About the Author Dorothy Gilman
(1923-2012) was the author of 14 Mrs. Pollifax novels, including The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax,
the series debut; Mrs. Pollifax Pursued; Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer; Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist;
and Mrs. Pollifax Unveiled
. She was also the author of many other novels, among them Thale's Folly