INTERPOL by Peter Lee


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A series of case histories from the files of the International Criminal Police Organization, known to us proles as Interpol. An American couple cashing bad checks, some young English teens abducted by white slavers in Istanbul, drug dealers and check forgers and bank robbers galore--were all tracked down and caught (often in record time) by the combined efforts of 120 national police bureaus as coordinated by the Interpol communication system and file network. It reads like a thriller, but one in which the good guys are always victorious (and with the 120 countries, nearly everybody is a good guy). Although obviously not plagued by the troubles of that other, more famous world organization (Interpol is forbidden to become involved in anything of a military, political, religious, or racial nature), there must be some fascinating behind-the-scenes maneuverings, subterfuge, and backbiting--especially between the Iron Curtain countries and the rest of us. But that, as they say, is another story.

Pub Date: May 24th, 1976
Publisher: Stein & Day