Dealing for Daniloff

Was it Eric Ambler, or perhaps Helen MacInnes? No matter: either mystery writer could have written the script for last week's intense negotiations to free U.S. News & World Report Correspondent Nicholas Daniloff, accused by the Soviets of being an American spy. There were plot twists: unscheduled diplomatic meetings and a nighttime passage through a delivery entrance at the U.S. mission to the U.N. There was George Shultz in the Soviet mission and Eduard Shevardnadze at the U.S. headquarters. There was maddeningly incomplete information. From Shultz: "It's under discussion. It isn't settled yet." From Shevardnadze: "Yes, yes, yes. It is a...

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