A Letter From The Publisher, Aug. 20, 1973

It was the appearance of two characters named Hannifin and Eisendrath in a recently published espionage novel called The Spy Trap that first quickened our interest. As the plot of The Spy Trap thickened, more and more characters sharing the names of TIME staff members began to turn up in the book. Reporter-Researcher Sara Collins (now Sara C. Medina), for instance, is a correspondent for an American press syndicate in the book; "Heiskell" is a Spy Trap code word and also the name of Time Inc.'s chairman of the board. Author Burton Graham provided...

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