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Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha (original 1985; edition 1986)

by Dorothy Gilman

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Title:Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha
Authors:Dorothy Gilman
Info:Fawcett (1986), Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
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Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha by Dorothy Gilman (1985)



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As far as Mrs. Pollifax novels go, this one was nearly believable. It is definitely a sign of the times that a bit of murder and mayhem causes me to say this. But truely, this one had a fairly tight plot, characters that stayed true to their m.o., and showed some growth on the part of Mrs. P. ( )
  kaulsu | Oct 16, 2015 |
I always enjoy Mrs. Pollifax, the spy, with her flowered hats and her not-quite-lethal karate chops. This one has her going up against Nationalist Chinese fanatics. It’s really escapist but it’s fun – and very affirming for white-haired women like me. ( )
  astrologerjenny | Apr 24, 2013 |
Cyrus is in Hong Kong and Emily ends up tracking a Buddha statue through Feng Imports with Robin in tow. More intrigue and less humor in this one.
  nolak | May 21, 2009 |
Having Cyrus as an additional recurring character has changed the series for the better. Mrs. Pollifax, in the first few novels, regarded danger with a bit of disregard, feeling she didn't have much to lose. Now, her fear seems more realistic and she seems more real too. This was a bit dark, as Mrs. Pollifax novels go - despite the attempt at levity with the psychic there was really a sense of urgency and evil in this novel - terrorists do that I suppose. It's a nice change of pace that serves to keep this reader, at least, still interested in Mrs. Pollifax. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Apr 5, 2009 |
A different side of Mrs. Pollifax as she endures torture in the effort to stop a terrorists attack on Hong Kong. A more somber but riveting edition in this usually light-hearted series.

"That's what terrorism is, basically -- pure theater. Nothing in particular is ever accomplished by it, other than to focus attention on a small group of people who seize absolute power by threatening everything that holds civilization together." - p. 126 ( )
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It was raining - a driving spring rain that slashed at the windows - and Mrs. Pollifax hoped that it was not raining in the wilds of Vermont, where Cyrus had gone for a ten-day bird-watching expedition that would find him crouching for hours in the shrubbery or ensconced in a tree with field glasses.
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Faster than she can say her name, the newly married Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go on another adventure - her most dangerous assignment yet. Lured away from renovating her idyllic country home by an urgent agent Bishop, she flies off to Hong Kong, where young agent Sheng Ti, whom she'd helped smuggle out of mainland China in a previous mission, holds the answers to what is going on at the sinister Feng Imports - a one-time agency front.

Naturally, only Mrs. Pollifax has earned Sheng's trust, and only she can possibly stop what turns out to be a frightening and ominous plot involving illicit drugs, smuggled diamonds,a famous cat burglar turned Interpol agent, a mysterious psychic, and, of course, murder - quite possibly her own ...
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"Like the proverbial first potato chip [this book] gives you an irresistible craving for the first six Mrs. Pollifax books."
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Although recently married, Mrs. Pollifax is packed and ready to go to China, where a young agent, Sheng Ti, holds the answers to goings on at the sinister Feng Imports--a one-time agency front. Only Mrs. Pollifax has earned Sheng's trust, and only she can possibly stop what turns out to be a frightening and ominous plot involving drugs, smuggled diamonds, a famous cat burglar turned Interpol agent, a mysterious psychic, and, of course, murder.....possibly her own!

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With less than 30 minutes to pack, Mrs. P. is on her way to Hong Kong. An agent has stopped his information gathering and Mrs. P. is sent on a mission.

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