In Dorothy Gilman's best-selling mystery series, loveable grandmother Emily Pollifax has captured the hearts of millions with her secret CIA missions. Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist whisks the gray-haired agent into a perilous web of intrigue that spreads across the drifting sands of the volatile Middle East. An old CIA friend, Farrell, must collect an inflammatory manuscript smuggled out of Iraq into Jordan. Farrell has a simple request for Emily-provide cover during his trip to Jordan by posing as his fun-loving elderly cousin. But before the plane even lands, danger begins stalking the sprightly Mrs. Pollifax. Outwitting her wily opponents with her keen eye for the truth and her impeccable karate, Mrs. Pollifax is the lively senior citizen everyone dreams of someday becoming. You'll feel you know the aging spy and her colorful opponents personally with Barbara Rosenblat's outstanding narration.
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by Dorothy Gilman
"Emily Pollifax is at it again! This time the CIA spy/senior citizen finds herself on a perilous assignment in the Middle East. Barbara Rosenblat captures the spirit of Mrs. Pollifax, revealing a resourceful spy whose venturesome nature outwits her clever adversaries. Particularly adoring is Pollifax's character-posturing as she travels incognito with her partner in crime. Rosenblat's interpretation of the CIA's Middle Eastern antagonists is convincing and, furthermore, invokes a semblance of jeopardy, adventure and risk. Whimsical, intelligent, focused and immensely entertaining, Rosenblat's performance is splendid. B.J.P. (c) AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine"
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