Ryck sets another round of Euro-Soviet spies clicking on their circular track, and again his unique, caustically avuncular...

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GREEN LIGHT, RED CATCH

Ryck sets another round of Euro-Soviet spies clicking on their circular track, and again his unique, caustically avuncular distance achieves a subtly escalating interplay of actions and ironies. This time the central impossibility -- the snatch of a Soviet physicist while he swims under guard in serene Black Sea waters -- piles up eight deaths, sends double agents into double-time activity, involves marathon surgery and hypnosuggestion in a subterranean vault, and ends in a blaze of surprises Ryck holds off commenting on the ""bizarre"" profession and the powers it serves, but his lightly acidulous overview adds that extra X to the XX.

Pub Date: Feb. 28, 1972

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Stein & Day

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1972