Books: Murder Will Out

THE MASARYK CASE by Claire Sterling. 366 pages. Harper & Row. $7.95.

Views of the cold war are still being busily revised. Much that was once taken on this side of the Iron Curtain as a clear-cut matter of Soviet aggression is now being questioned. Among many events that revisionism is unlikely to explain away, however, is the murder of Jan Masaryk in Prague on March 10, 1948.

Or so Claire Sterling concludes in a new study of the case. The Czechoslovakian Foreign Minister, she says, was murdered—exactly as cold war history had it—by the...