5/17/92 at 8:00 PM
Hand on hip: the subject has stopped. Rub your nose: the objective is in view. A bizarre game of Simon Says? In a new book, Markus Wolf, former archspy of East Germany's Stasi secret police, explains these and other hand signals the agency used when tailing its targets. In the interviews, with French author Maurice Najman, Wolf also recounts meetings with Mao, Stalin and British Communist agent Kim Philby. But beware: "At several points," says Najman, "Wolf manifestly does not toll the truth, or at least not all the truth."