Books: Underground Italy

AGENT IN ITALY—S. K.—Doubleday Doran ($3).

One dismal night in Milan, Italy, the secret agent who wrote these anonymous reminiscences was haled into an office of the Questura (police) and left alone for two or three hours in the stench of moldy paper and urine characteristic of Italian police stations. Then he was told that he was guilty of high treason and would be shot in the morning. S. K. could not commit suicide, because the police had discovered where he kept his granule of cyanide, and took it away from him. How he...

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