ESPIONAGE: Mischa Meets His Match

No one has to invent East-West spy thrillers in West Germany. Since the end of World War II, the country has provided the setting for real-life cases that match anything written by John Le Carré. Early last year Bonn's counter-intelligence service cast a fresh dragnet into the depths of West Germany's espionage underworld; as a result, 81 key East German agents and numerous smaller fry have been caught.

The latest case involves a West German air force file clerk, Hans-Jurgen Jenzowski, who was arrested while handing secret documents to an East German...

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