Plots: Crossing Up a Coup D'Etat

Crossing Up a Coup D'Etat

The man on the telephone identified himself as Tom Denley and said he was recruiting a force of mercenaries to stage a coup in Suriname, a tiny (pop. 400,000) South American country that was formerly Dutch Guiana. Each man, Denley said, would be paid $500 a week during the operation, plus a $1 million bonus if the coup succeeded. Unbeknown to Denley, the man on the other end of the line was an FBI agent.

Denley had shown the agent a contract with a mysterious Dutch organization, the Ansus-Foundation, to overthrow the Surinamese government. He and his henchmen apparently planned to...

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