Terminating A Double Agent

TITLE: A MURDER IN WARTIME

AUTHOR: JEFF STEIN

PUBLISHER: ST. MARTIN'S PRESS; 414

PAGES; $22.95

THE BOTTOM LINE: This is the best military morality tale since The Caine Mutiny.

CAPTAIN ROBERT MARASCO, WHO pulled the trigger, said the bullet that killed Thai Khac Chuyen made the sound of a "tire puncture" and splattered "blood, skull and bits of brain" on him and the other two Green Berets in the boat. Undaunted, the trio rolled the body of the alleged North Vietnamese double agent into the murky waters off Nha Trang -- and into presumed obscurity. Instead, this 1969 real-life slaying triggered...

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