Publication: St Martin's Press, 1979, New York
First U. S. edition. Review copy with slip laid-in. Fine in dust jacket. Moscow has a new series of merchant carriers that have recently gone into service. Why are the security precautions so stringent when these ships are in foreign ports? Why are their crews never allowed leave? A complex plan is devised to place two agents on board during the ship's homeward journey to Russia, but once underway things start to go seriously wrong.
Inventory Number: 30121