Working with her retired CIA friend John Farrell, Mrs. Pollifax must smuggle a manuscript out of Jordan, a document that encodes the shocking truth of Saddam Hussein's reign.
Hardly are the two airborne when the coils of Middle Eastern intrigue begin to unwind. Mrs. Pollifax's seatmate is not the affable Arab businessman he pretends to be. It is not imagination that persuades Mrs. P. that wherever they go, she and Farrell are followed. To elude their pursuers in such a politically volatile country isn't easy. In fact, it can be downright deadly. . . .
Tani (USA: CA) (2013/06/07): I haven't read this one yet--just mooched it now--but for the benefit of people who don't know the Mrs. Pollifax series, I want say that all the ones I have read so far have been delightful. Mrs. Pollifax is an elderly woman, a widow, who by a strange coincidence and a misunderstanding gets hired by the CIA to do spy work and does such a good job that they keep using her. Who would suspect a respectable-looking old lady of being a spy? However, she is very intelligent and sometimes gets into more complicated situations than were anticipated, but always gets out of them again.
Meanwhile, I love the humor that seems to pop up in every story at some point, even when things are scary, and the books do not rely on violence or sex for their appeal--a thing that I consider worth knowing.