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Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha (1985)

de Dorothy Gilman

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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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To much psychic talk for a full group of stars. But fun to see Robin again ( )
  Wanda-Gambling | Feb 18, 2021 |
historical, 1980s, espionage, terrorism, murder, psychics, family, friendship, Hong Kong, thriller, suspense, reread, torture*****

The publisher's blurb is a good hook for those of us who are addicted to enjoying Mrs Pollifax's adventures as a CIA courier. She is sent to inquire after an agent in Hong Kong, and also hopes to connect with a young Chinese man she met in China. She finds the agent and sort of finds her young man, but also finds an old friend now working for Interpol as well as a man who is psychic and is working for one of his college students whose father is a missing police detective. Then things get messy!
Reread via Recorded Books audiobook narrated by Barbara Rosenblat
Voice actor Barbara Rosenblatt always does a wonderful job with all the voices and really acts out the story and not just read it. Her voice brings the characters to life with her inflections entirely suited the situations and characters. ( )
  jetangen4571 | Dec 24, 2020 |
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Two books after going on safari, Mrs. Pollifax is now married. Marriage, however, doesn't slow her down. One day while discussing the position of her bay window with her contractor, Mr. Bishop from the CIA pulls into the driveway. He says they urgently need her to fly to Hong Kong. It seems that Sheng Ti, the young man she helped smuggle out of China a year ago, is working at a shop in Hong Kong under the guidance of another CIA agent, Mr. Detwiler. Detwiler's reports to the CIA have proved to be false, so he is suspected of being a double agent. Carstairs, Bishop 19s boss, wants Mrs. Pollifax to make contact and figure out what is going on. Sheng Ti almost certainly knows and he trusts Mrs. Pollifax.

She soon meets and befriends a psychic and then unexpectedly finds herself reunited with Robin Burke-Jones, one-time jewel thief and now Interpol operative. He's pursuing the answers to questions of his own and is looking for a missing police inspector and investigating several diamond thefts. Then the man she met on the plane stumbles into her room with a wound on his head. Before long, as is always the case with Mrs. Pollifax, things soon spiral out of control.

I'm a big fan of the Mrs. Pollifax cozy mysteries. This wasn't my favorite of the seven I've read but I still found it enjoyable. I'm halfway through the series and absolutely intend the finish the final seven this year. ( )
  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
Mrs. Pollifax heads to Hong Kong to investigate a CIA asset who seems to have been feeding the agency incorrect information in this seventh novel devoted to her adventures. Traveling solo, she befriends psychic Mr. Hitchens on the plane ride over, and soon discovers that her new friend's mission - to help a former student find his missing father - is connected to her own. Something very strange is going on at Feng Imports, and as Mrs. Pollifax struggles to discover just what that is, she reconnects with some old friends. Sheng Ti, the young Chinese man she helped to flee his oppressive homeland in Mrs. Pollifax on the China Station, is working at the import shop, while Robin Burke-Jones, the jewel thief turned Interpol agent she befriended in A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax, is also in town. Soon our grandmotherly heroine finds herself confronting a terrible terrorist plot, and one of the most physically and spiritually taxing experiences of her career as an unlikely spy...

As other reviewers have noted, Mrs. Pollifax and the Hong Kong Buddha is somewhat darker than the previous entries in the series, addressing as it does such issues as terrorism, and depicting Mrs. Pollifax being tortured, toward the close of the book. It isn't that the geopolitical realities underpinning the story are more serious than in previous books - after all, in A Palm for Mrs. Pollifax, we met a religious extremist bent on creating his own nuclear bomb! - but somehow the atmosphere here feels decidedly more disturbing. Perhaps that is because Gilman captures the trauma experienced by our heroine after her terrible experience being tortured, and then seeing a confederate murdered before her eyes. Whatever the case may be, although an engrossing adventure, this was a far less amusing entry in the series, and didn't have any of the hilarity I associate with the first few titles. I enjoyed meeting Sheng Ti and Robin Burke-Jones again, and of course, Cyrus Reed also appears, just in the nick of time. Recommended to anyone who has read and enjoyed previous entries in the Mrs. Pollifax series. ( )
  AbigailAdams26 | Apr 19, 2020 |
2019 reread via Recorded Books audiobook narrated by Barbara Rosenblat ( )
  leslie.98 | Oct 20, 2019 |
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Dorothy Gilmanautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
Berg, UllaTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
Versluys, MarijkeTraductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
柳沢由実子Traductorautor secundarialgunes edicionsconfirmat
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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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