Books: Dying Causes, Tortured Choices

A FLAG FOR SUNRISE by Robert Stone; Knopf; 439 pages; $13.95

Frank Holliwell, 40, is a professor of anthropology in Maryland who once "did a job" for the CIA in Viet Nam. Years later he would just as soon forget the whole thing, but the Company is not about to do so. As he prepares to leave for a lecture in Central America, he is approached by Marty Nolan, a contact from the old days. It seems that something funny is going on in the Republic of Tecan, currently a safe haven for U.S. interests....

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