Josef Varsh, who is scheming to eventually seize absolute power in an Eastern Bloc country, plans to arrest an American tourist. The idea is to frame such an American in a show trial to further his own ambitions. Briggs devises a plan where he will be the bait. The IMF leader's trump card is, if the plan works, that Deputy Premier Kudnov, a respected official and a political opponent of Varsh, will be Briggs' alibi. If the plan is unsuccessful, Briggs faces almost certain death. This time out, only Willy and Rollin will be there to help. The disguise talents of Rollin will play a crucial role in the plan. Written by
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Good morning, Mr. Briggs. Joseph Varsh, Public Prosecutor and head of his country's Secret Police, is one of the most dangerous men in eastern Europe. He heads a political faction which wants to heat up the Cold War. The opposition to him who wants to co-exist is led by Anton Kudnov, a Deputy Premiere. Varsh now plans to stir up feelings against the United States by arresting and charging an innocent American with a crime and staging a sham trial for the world. He plans to use this to gain ...