The SS are alive and well and about to take over--but not Strasbourg. Dispatched to Bad Nauheim to investigate the possibility of Soviet involvement in the theft of U.S. Army munitions, CIA operative Matt Corcoran becomes insmershed in some baffling goings-on. Supposed German Reds are blowing up NATO fuel dumps and mining the Rhine. . . Third Reich strategists are aiding the Arab cause. . . and there's a plot underway to wipe out Willy Brandt, his cabinet and the Bundestag. Throw in a cagey KGB chief, assorted Nazi-stalking Shin Bet agents, and you may be too preoccupied to realize that Martin Bormann is making his comeback. Odessa-familiar--still, furious-paced enough as a benumbing bequest.