March 1943, the war hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. And as suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley,... show more
March 1943, the war hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. And as suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley, Jericho's girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Claire Romilly, suddenly disappears.From the Paperback edition.
Publish date: October 1st 2009
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, Spy Thriller
, Mystery Thriller
, World War II
Harris' novel about a spy in wartime Bletchley Park is one of his earliest and most successful thrillers. It's a thoroughly well-turned piece, meticulously researched with strong characterisation and a gripping plot. The structural-engineering is perhaps a shade more obvious than I would have liked ...
Well, as a world war enthusiast among other things, I have read a lot about Enigma and its working. It is safe to say that had it not been for Enigma, Germans would have lost the war a great deal earlier and ironically it was due to Enigma that they lost the war, as they thought that its codes were ...
Nachdem ich von "Pompeji", "Vaterland" und auch "Der Ghost" so begeistert war, wollte ich auch mal die älteren Thriller von Robert Harris lesen. Anfangs war ich noch etwas skeptisch, weil ich mit Funken und Funksprüchen eigentlich nichts am Hut habe und mich das auch nicht so wirklich interessiert, ...
This is a fictionalized view of the British WW II code-breaking enterprise that cracked the German code scheme named Enigma. Set in the out-of-the-way English town of Bletchley. Tom Jericho is a whiz code breaker who was a crucial player in breaking the original Enigma code. But the effort cost him....
I'm usually very fond of books about WW2 and of books about cryptography, so I assumed that a book with both was bound to be in my taste. Unfortunately I was wrong, and while the book was okay, it was nothing special and even a tad boring from time to time.