Who's on FirstBook - 1980
The time is 1956. The United States and Russia are in a race to see which nation can orbit the first space satellite. The Russians lack one vital piece of information, the U. S. another. CIA agent Blackford Oakes is sent to Paris in an endeavor to talk a Russian physicist into defecting, or, at a minimum, to pump him for the needed information.
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1980.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics:  p.