Books: Portrait of a Heel

ACROBAT ADMITS (284 pp.)—Alfred Grossman—Braziller ($3.50).

Stephanie knows him as Hugo. To Cairo Joy, his other girl, he is Willard. By any other name he would still be a heel. He sleeps regularly with Stephanie, a lovely Viennese with a face scarred during the London blitz. He sleeps once with Cairo

Joy. a prize he wins after proposing to her and being accepted. New York pleases him because he can be irresponsible and keep two identities. He really works for a trade magazine with offices on Madison Avenue, but he convinces his fiancee's respectable family that he is on a supersecret Government mission....

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