Easy to follow, hard to put down, the latest story by the author of Operation Getaway is a first person account of a British agent who slips into Gallonia to bring out a small atomic weapon of interest to the Western nations. A first-rate spy story (complete with password) there's conviction and breathlessness in the account of the agent's encounter with Combrich, the gargoyle-faced head of L.P.R., Gallonia's secret police force. Minor characters representing the underground resistance movement give a representative picture of actual groups active today. Dr. Paranu, the eye specialist who produces the secret weapon and speeds the agent on his way back to freedom, is another portrait of courage. The reader closes the book with the feeling of having narrowly escaped with the agent.