"The job we have in mind," Carstairs began smoothly, "could be extremely dangerous. We want to get a man out of China. But to do that we must first get a man into China--an agent. Your job, if you take this one, is to provide cover for this agent:"
Once again, Mrs. Pollifax, the cheerful cozy little woman with the flyaway white hair and a penchant for old hats, is plunged headfirst into another hair-raising CIA mission.
Posing as a tourist in China, Emily Pollifax meets the sinister challenges of the Orient to safeguard a treasure for the CIA ... and all but loses her life in the bargain.