Books: With My Little Eye

SPYCATCHER (213 pp.)—Oreste Pinto —Harper ($2.75).

When Eisenhower was boss of SHAEF, he dubbed Colonel Oreste Pinto "the greatest living authority on security." After the fall of France, when Britain was overrun with refugees, it had been Pinto, a Dutch intelligence officer, who put them through the security sieve to pick out the spies and the phonies; and when the Normandy invasion was roaring ahead, Pinto panted along behind, dowsing for underground traitors and saboteurs.

Until late 1942, Pinto was assigned to British Counterintelligence, a body which requires gentlemanly behavior of its agents. British...

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