Books: Notable

THE HIT TEAM by DAVID B. TINNIN with DAG CHRISTENSEN 240 pages. Little Brown. $7.95

On July 21, 1973, in the Norwegian resort town of Lillehammer, members of an Israeli assassination squad shot and killed a Moroccan waiter thought to be the chief of the Palestinian Liberation Organization's Black September terrorists. The man was innocent, the Israeli agents were arrested. Perhaps the most serious consequence of the blunder was that the Mossad, the Israeli spy agency responsible for the killing, lost its reputation for reliability. When, a few days before the October War, the organization produced plans for the Arab...

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