Bill Lukas--an uninspired L.A. junior college English prof--is on vacation in Europe when he's framed by his old Army ""enemy"" Ryf into working for U.S. Intelligence. The mission: to locate a captured agent in Zurich and recover/silence him before he falls into the hands of the East Germans. A onetime Dirty Dozen-like assassin, Lukas is hampered less by his alluring lady spook partner Meg (""the Carrie Nation of international intrigue"") than he is by the realization that he's been set up all along. You'll find this quite believable if cynically depressing--a case of Finders weepers.
Pub Date: Sept. 1, 1975
Page Count: -
Publisher: Harper's Magazine Press-dist. by Harper & Row