Books: Hunters & Hunted

CALL IT TREASON (344 pp.)—George Howe—Viking ($3.00).

"Intelligence work" meant almost anything in World War II, from picking up bedroom gossip in Lisbon to sieving through trade statistics in Washington, and almost anybody with a college degree could get into the intriguing act. But when the army needed combat intelligence in a hurry, it usually sent out none but hand-picked "Joes." This fast-moving novel, which won the first $15,000 award of the Catholic Society of the Christophers (TIME, April 14, 1947), tells what happened when the army dropped three volunteers behind the German lines...

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