wet job

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Apr 21 14:52:57 UTC 2010

Have you checked "The Spy Who Came In From the Cold" itself?

  I would also check the work of James Mitchell. He wrote a British TV
series called Callan in the early 70s. The last show made was a reunion
show in 1981 called "Wet Job".


On 4/21/2010 3:05 AM, Victor Steinbok wrote:
> The earliest relevant hit I got for "wet job" is from 1980.
>> Tempo
>> Pay-Per-View - Chicago Tribune - ProQuest Archiver - Nov 10, 1980
>> I feel like George Smiley in 'The Spy Who Came in From the Cold.' At
>> one point when someone asks Smiley if he ll go into East. Germany and
>> do a wet job ...
>> Tempo
>> A CIA agent quits and tells--and now pays and pays
>> Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) - Chicago, Ill.
>> Author: Rogers Worthington
>> Date: Nov 10, 1980
>> Start Page: A1
>> Pages: 2
>> Section: 2
> If I am not mistaken, "Tempo" is the culture section of the Trib, so the
> title is actually the second line, "A CIA agent quits and tells--and now
> pays and pays".

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