Mrs. Pollifax is retired and a widower and at loose ends. She is active in the Garden Club and many other local groups, but none of that is satisfying any more. On the spur of the moment she decides to volunteer with the CIA. Due to some mis-communication at Langley, she gets sent off on a mission.
There are a number of Mrs. Pollifax stories – this is one I picked up at a recent library sale. In Mrs. Pollifax Pursued, Mrs. Pollifax finds a young woman hiding in her pantry. She has escaped from mysterious men in a van who are still searching for her and, of course, it turns out that she has chosen just the right person to help her.
This series is one I often pick up when I’m in the mode for some light mystery. Mrs. Pollifax Pursued is not the best of the series, but it’s fun and easy reading.