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The Star Ruby Contract(1967)
(The sixth book in the Joe Gall Mystery series)
A novel by Philip Atlee
In Washington they call him THE NULLIFER. The reason behind the label goes like this ,,, If you influence a man to tell you something important, that is intelligence; if you steal the same material when he is out of the room, that's espionage. But if, when matters get to irritating for diplomatic channels, you pay a man to obliterate situations..or people.. you have a takeout, an expert or planned violence, a nullifier. It is a suitably vague and bureaucratic word, nicely calculated to insulate policy makers themselves from Joe Gall -- the devil of their own creation... And now, we have Gall's 6th Contract, this one in Burma --and hairy enough for him to call in firepower from the entire Gurkha regiment ...
March 1969 : UK Paperback
1787 : USA Mass Market Paperback