We can't investigate the very Congressional Committee that administers our agency!"" That from ""The Man Behind the Desk"" at the C.I.A. in a novel designed to confirm our suspicions about corruption at every level. It seems that a petty Pentagon official has been sporting Chinese gems helpfully obtained through the protection of Philus Probar, National Committeeman on the House Armed Services Committee which is also under the judicious jurisdiction of power potentate Sam Fenester, Congressman who one day might push his power bloc right into the White House. ""The Man Behind the Desk"" has been told to cool it but he gives free rein to his second-in-command. However, everything is cosily labeled--""Rosie Dawn,"" the stripper, ""Secrets Schultz"" a detective, and with dialogue that runs to ""My darling, my love, my sweetheart, my baby, what have they done to you? What have they done?"" the reader may be the victim.