Walt Sheldon writing as Ellery Queen.
"Let's face it, Alex: you were the KGB's top assassin, and they paid you off. Just as we might. A cushy lieutenant-colonelcy in Tokyo, riding pour le sport, a yacht, your pick of Eurasian dolls... Like? We can do you better in the USA, Alex--come on over, and bring your secrets with you."
That was FACE's pitch to the would-be defector, and it got results. Witness one hell of a nice courier slashed and dumped in a Tokyo alley.
Maybe Agent Pete Brook could make jolly Alex's dream come true. Except what did Krylov really long for in America: wine, women, and song or a dramatic return to the murderer's trade?
©1968 Ellery Queen. © renewed by Ellery Queen (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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