Red cloth boards with white decorative writing on front and spine. Light shelfwear to edges. Spine has faded. No DJ. Library discard. Pages crisp and white. pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1970. ISBN: 0804805431. Murder is the mission in this novel of the international game of espionage. Lt Colonel Peter Layton, a top United States military intelligence chief, becomes the pawn in a high level government plot involving the free world and Communist Russian. His orders...assassination. His target...a US intelligence expert who recently defected to the Soviet Union.