Assignment—Star Stealers by Edward S. Aarons
Fawcett Books, 1970
Price I paid: 75¢
Someone was hijacking satellite secrets from the Big Three. Even the Russians and the Chinese were willing to deal with Sam Durell to get them back. But Sam didn’t like the way they played. They always cheated.
So there was Sam with nothing between him and The Riddle but the naked Sahara crawling with sudden death, double dealers, and a missing bag of electronic tricks that could play havoc with the heavens.
One U.S. agent and a million dollars had already been lost in the search.
Sam figured this was one time when he’d better go it alone. Then along came Amanda…a lovely, very willing widow whose assets were literally earth-shaking.
Sam found a new way to reach the stars—and almost stumbled into eternity.