Crossbows is the story of a special branch of weaponry, often shrouded in
mystery and secrecy, the true study of which has been hidden in top secret
files for fifty years.
thousands of dollars were spent developing dozens of these "silent"
weapons, based on the premise that agents of the OSS needed the ability to fire
a projectile at the enemy using a quieted delivery system.
160 pages, Dr. John W. Brunner]