ESPIONAGE: If at First...

Despite the dismal failure of other attempts to put submarine-borne spies to work on U.S. soil, the Germans tried again. This time they sent only two, but apparently thought their prospects well worth a lot of trouble: the Nazis took a U-boat out of service for 54 days to ship them from Kiel to Frenchman's Bay, Me.

As usual the agents were meticulously trained, as correctly equipped with secret inks, money, jewels and forged documents as second-string characters in an Eric Ambler mystery. Furthermore, one of them was a U.S. citizen and knew his way around. But, as usual, U.S....

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