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Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle (original 1988; edition 1989)

by Dorothy Gilman

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Mrs. Pollifax's approaching vacation to Thailand is given a spin when Mr. Carstairs of the CIA hires her to pick up a small package.
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Title:Mrs. Pollifax and the Golden Triangle
Authors:Dorothy Gilman
Info:Fawcett (1989), Mass Market Paperback, 208 pages
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2019 reread via Recorded Books audiobook narrated by Barbara Rosenblat ( )
  leslie.98 | Oct 20, 2019 |
I got this one in audio, and didn't like it as much as the others. I found that the amusing dialogue doesn't translate as well into audio. I thought the other books were much more amusing and I'm sure that audio is the reason. That having been said, this book introduces us to a new CIA character who might possibly appear in future books and Mrs. Pollifax got a new, unintended, Thai sidekick when her "simple job" went sideways. Fun. ( )
  whymaggiemay | Jul 24, 2018 |
The one word for Mrs. Polllifax: gullible. Either that or the one word for the CIA is inept. Not sure which is more accurate. Emily and her new husband Cyrus are headed to Thailand for a little rest & relaxation; a real vacation without an ulterior motive. After their fiasco in China, they needed a break from all things dark and dangerous. They are all set to head out the door when who should catch wind of their trip, but old friend Bishop, and who should need a favor, but the old CIA. It sounds simple enough - all Bishop needs is for Emily to drop off a package for an informant and in exchange, receive some top secret information too important to send in a letter. What could possibly go wrong? If you have been paying attention to Emily Pollifax's adventure you already know...a lot. This time, it's Cyrus who goes missing. Never mess with a feisty woman when her man is kidnapped!
  SeriousGrace | Jan 16, 2018 |
Emily Reed-Pollifax occasionally works undercover for the Central Intelligence Agency. Shortly before departing for Thailand purely as a tourist, Mrs. Pollifax and her husband, Cyrus Reed, agree to deliver a small package in Chiang Mai and receive some concealed information in return. What the CIA promised would be a simple courier mission turns into high adventure when Mrs. Pollifax finds her supposed contact murdered, her husband kidnapped, and a Thai teak smuggler as her only ally. Through the jungles of Thailand, Mrs. Pollifax and her companion, Bonchoo, are both pursuer and pursued as they follow Cyrus’ elusive trail. The opium trade, a Thai government coup, and the covert operations of both the CIA and the United States Drug Enforcement Agency all figure in the intrigue as Mrs. Pollifax struggles against all the odds to find her missing husband and survive a mission suddenly filled with danger.

Mrs. Pollifax is a delightful and unlikely undercover agent. She works her way with charm and efficiency in this fast-paced story of international intrigue whose ending is never anticipated by the reader. I love this series for some light, entertaining reading, filled with interesting characters. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jan 17, 2016 |
I love Mrs. Pollifax! ( )
  IamFluff | Jul 17, 2014 |
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The Village of Chiang Saen in Northern Thailand lies along the Mekong River near the apex of the Golden Triangle where Laos, Burma and Thailand meet.
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