Agent in Place Author:Helen MacInnes Among the most dangerous pieces on the chessboard os espionage are the gullible idealist in the position of trust and the constantly vulnerable agent in place. When the idealist is duped to reveal sensitive information, when the agent in place is forced into the open,disaster strikes. — The NATO Memorandum, classified top secret, is the lethal pr... more »ize sought by Soviet Intelligence in the deadly game that continues relentlessly beneath the dubious veneer of detente. A cryptic telephone call to a Russian "sleeper" in Washington,a mugging-murder of an undentifiable man in New York's Central Park, an anonimous leak to the press of one section of the NATO memorandum - and Helen MacInnes's new adventure is launched. A small team of counterintelligence led by an Englishman/undercover wine shipper desperately moves to counter the Soviet plan and to save, if they can, the agent now in flight.
This dazzling tale races with suspense and stunning revelations to reach the explosive conclusion, with the end game played out in a deceptively serene sunny resort on the French Riviera.« less