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A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax
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. When her contact on the hotel staff is murdered just before he was going to meet her, things start h...
Kaleidoscope
Ballantine, Jan 2002, 21.00, 256 pp. ISBN: 0345448200 Madame Marina Karitska lives in a shabby brownstone in a rundown neighborhood of Trafton. In her window lies the sign “Madame Karitska, Readings”, which on first look will mean to solicit readings like any con artist, but on first meeting her client will know that Madame Karitska is legitimate as she contains psychic powers such as clairvoyance and psychometry. Her readings are so ...
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief
The CIA asks Mrs. Pollifax to take pictures with a secret camera at a funeral, but is not told why. Then she is sent to Sicily and met by an agent, Kate, who was vacationing with her aunt at her home the Via Franca. They meet a man named Farrell, who has a wounded ankle, in a restaurant. He informs them that he was hired by a man named Vica to remove a document, supposedly with Julius Caesar's signature, from a safe. While he was opening the safe he was...
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax
Mrs. Pollifax is sent to Turkey to deliver money and a passport to a defecting spy. Despite making contact with the spy, things take a dangerous turn for Mrs. Pollifax. She is kidnapped along with the spy and some friends she has met along the way. Now, with the help of Gypsies, the small group must find a way to spirit the defector out of Turkey....

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The Elusive Mrs. Pollifax
Mrs. Pollifax is sent to Bulgaria with a shipment of false passports for a group of resistance members who are in imminent danger of being arrested by the secret police. On the way, she speaks with a young man who is part of a group who are also going to Bulgaria. He seems not to want to go, but does so anyway. Once there, she sets out to find her contact, and to find a way of evading the young woman who has been sent by the state travel bureau as her ...
The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax
Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Brunswick, New Jersey is a widow whose children have grown up and married. She has become bored with her garden club, volunteer work and life in general. Her doctor advises her to do something she has always longed to do. So Mrs. Pollifax goes to the CIA and asks if they need a spy. She becomes the perfect "innocent tourist" for a "simple" courier job to Mexico City - as Mrs. Pollifax's first adventure begins!...


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