RED SEA, DEAD SEA
Stevens, Serita and Rayanne Moore

(St. Martin's, 1991)

Reviewed by Sue Feder

Move over, Mrs. Pollifax -- Fanny Zindel is here. Heading for Israel , she doesn't even make it onto the plane before her adventure begins: mysterious letters, misplaced contact lenses, reappearing dead bodies, good bad guys, bad good guys -- a typical few days in the life of an international spy, which Fanny is not. It all has something to do with the Dead Sea scrolls, which are nothing more than a vehicle for the mayhem. Some readers may find the dialectic writing initially distracting, but it flows smoothly and soon seems utterly natural.