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"Vanished" involved concerns over superpower nuclear proliferation during the Cold War. [The main plot is] about the political repercussions arising from the sudden, mysterious disappearance of the top aide to the President of the United States during a contentious re-election campaign.
Dave Paulick was a reporter hot on the story who gets a private meeting with the President and then he, too, disappears.....
From the source:
"Dave Paulick, the D.P. weekly news-letter man. He had been the first to call me, at 7 A.M, at home. Paulick should have been a sparring partner. He was brusque, sharp, cocky, unrelenting, a mountain of a man with bull shoulders and hands that belonged to a football tackle."