In March 1943, inside Britain's code-breaking centre at Bletchley Park, cryptanalysts are facing their worst nightmare: Germany's U-boats have unexpectedly changed their Enigma cipher, and the Battle of the Atlantic suddenly hangs in the balance. By the author of "Fatherland".
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A gripping World War II mystery novel with a cryptographic twist, Enigma's hero is Tom Jericho, a brilliant British mathematician working as a member of the team struggling to crack the Nazi Enigma code. Jericho's own struggles include nerve-wracking mental labour, the mysterious disappearance of a former girlfriend, the suspicions of his coworkers within the paranoid high-security project, and the certainty that someone close to him, perhaps the missing girl, is a Nazi spy. The plot is pure fiction but the historical background, Alan Turing's famous wartime computing project that cracked the German U-boat communications code, is real and accurately portrayed. Enigma is convincingly plotted, forcefully written, and filled with well-drawn characters; in short, it's everything a good techno-mystery should be. -- James EarlyReview:
"After the stunning success of his first novel, "Fatherland", the question was what would Robert Harris do for an encore? This is his ersounding answer." -- Phillip Knightley, "Mail on Sunday""Extraordinarily good -- and undoubtedly the best thriller of the year, and perhaps of several years to come." -- T.J. Binyon, "Evening Standard""I finished the book regretful it had ended, and full of wonder at the extraordinary world, people and achievements it evoked." -- David Cannadine, "Observer""Altogether top-class stuff" -- Peter Millar, "The Times"
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Book Description Arrow, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 99416883
Book Description Arrow, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0099416883