Espionage: Farewell to the Mole

In an elaborate trade, West Germany sends a superspy East

The setting was pure John le Carré. Alerted to the story, a crowd of journalists waited under the trees outside Bonn's University Clinic, separated from the hospital by a cordon of green-uniformed policemen armed with submachine guns. When a nearby police helicopter started its engine without warning, the newsmen broke toward the aircraft in a dead run, hoping to catch a glimpse of the passenger inside.

Too late, they realized they had been tricked. A green van suddenly shot out of the clinic...

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