The CIA send Mrs. Pollifax undercover to a Swiss health resort to try to track down a shipment of stolen plutonium that appears to have been sent there. Once there, she befriends a young boy who appears to be mortally afraid of someone or something. She also catches a jewel thief in the act of trying to steal her expensive-looking imitation jewellery.
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When her contact on the hotel staff is murdered just before he was going to meet her, things start heating up. But before she can discover the murderer and the plutonium, Mrs. Pollifax intends to find out why her little friend is so afraid and why his grandmother seems to be under guard. She recruits the jewel thief and they start sniffing around for clues, and before too long, Mrs. Pollifax, the boy and the jewel thief have uncovered a deadly secret that puts them all in danger.
The review of this Book prepared by Jˇhanna