Mrs. Pollifax and the Lion Killer by Dorothy Gilman

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As millions of readers know, that intrepid charmer and part-time CIA agent Emily Pollifax is a joy, with a warm heart, nerves of steel, and manners as impeccable as her karate. The New York Times calls her "an enchantress," and Publishers Weekly describes her deeds of derring-do in exotic places as "sheer pleasure."
In her new adventure, Mrs. Pollifax accompanies her young friend Kadi Hopkirk to the African country of Ubangiba, where Kadi's childhood friend, Sammat, is soon to be crowned king. This impromptu journey is a response to an S.O.S. from Sammat to Kadi; and Mrs. P., reluctant to allow the girl to venture alone into what she fears may be grave danger, crashes the party.
Sunny little Ubangiba is no great shakes as nations go. Under Sammat's selfless leadership it is recovering from the devastation wrought by two greedy presidents-for-life who preceded him in office. But Sammat has dangerous enemies. Everywhere rumors are springing up that he is a sorcerer and that his evil power is responsible for a rash of shocking murders in which the victims appear to have been clawed to death by a lion. These crimes are especially terrifying because there are no lions in Ubangiba.
Without the comforting backup of the CIA, Mrs. Pollifax wades into the fray, hunting for the source of the bloody terrorism that threatens Sammat and Ubangiba. Not to mention Kadi and Mrs. Pollifax. Home has never looked so good, or seemed so far away.
 

About Dorothy Gilman

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Dorothy Gilman was born on June 25, 1923, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Her interest in travel led to the settings of her mysteries, though she has never visited many of these places. In addition to the Mrs. Pollifax novels, she has written other mysteries including A Nun in the Closet, which won a Catholic Book Award. She also writes children's stories under the name of Dorothy Gilman Butters.
 
Published January 23, 1996 by Random House Large Print. 309 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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Sometime CIA agent Emily Pollifax is back in Ubangiba (Mrs. Pollifax Pursued, 1995, etc.), one of Africa's poorer countries, with her young friend Kadi Hopkirk, whose missionary doctor parents were killed there during a political coup some years before.

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Emily Pollifax, the elderly and polite part-time CIA agent, needs all her skills in this swift adventure when she takes a busman's holiday to the emerging and troubled African nation of Ubangiba. Emil

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