Books: Czech Mates

THE PARSIFAL MOSAIC by Robert Ludlum

Random House; 630 pages; $15.95

"My books are known," confides the trench-coated star of a new American Express television commercial, "but still my face remains a mystery." Robert Ludlum goes on to reveal his "born identity," a playful reference to the name of his last novel, but the charade is hardly necessary. From the dust jackets of his ten books and the rounds of TV talk-show appearances that accompany delivery of a new three-word title every other year or so, ex-Actor Ludlum has one of the best-known obscure...

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