The map shown to Mrs. Cherlotov when she is asked to trace her escape route is actually a contemporary map of the border between West Germany and Czechoslovakia, with the border area highlighted in blue and some made-up city names (e.g., "Beoun") -- somewhat like the "Gellerese" shown on street signs and the like. See more
Person on Tape
[voice on tape
Good morning, Mr. Briggs. The man you're looking at is Helmut Cherlotov, the Iron Curtain's expert in rocket control. A year ago, his wife, Karen, defected to the West. He was supposed to follow, but never made it. Since then, Cherlotov has been under suspicion by Taal Jankowski, the head of security. On his own, Cherlotov has developed the key to a simple yet extremely effective anti-ballistic-missile system. A system of that sort, in the wrong hands, could ...