The Amazing Mrs Pollifax
by Dorothy Gillman
Well … it was on sale and the sample sounded intriguing. I’ve just finished two rather dark crime novels and I really feel like something a lot lighter – a cozy perhaps – but not too cozy, just fun.
Mrs Emily Pollifax is an undercover CIA agent, so when her agency contact phones her and indicates his immediate need for her assistance, well … what’s a good widow, grandmother and active garden club member to do? She boards the next flight to Turkey where her assignment is to assist a recently defected Soviet spy get to the US. Mrs Pollifax has passports and money for Magda Ferenci-Sabo, but although she is glimpsed at one point, actually finding her is difficult and getting her to safety is tricky what with a double-agent bad-guy and gypsies.
This is a fun little spy novel but I really wasn’t all that take with it for some reason. ?