Books: Death's Forwarding Agent

JUSTICE IN JERUSALEM by Gideon Hausner. 528 pages. Harper & Row. $12.50.

The wine flowed freely, and the old Nazi cronies, safe in Buenos Aires, reminisced about the great days under the Führer. "I am no longer being pursued," boasted one Ricardo Klement.

Klement was wrong, and fatally indiscreet. A tape recorder was taking it all down (the cronies wanted a record of their thoughts). A transcript fell into the hands of the Israeli secret service, and early in 1960 an Israeli agent arrived in Buenos Aires to look Klement over. Pretending to represent a...

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