Los Alamos

A Novel
Product Number: EB00161658
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780307765390
Publisher: Bantam
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Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "The suspense novel for all others to beat...?a] must read."-The Denver Post WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL It is the spring of 1945, and in a dusty, remote community, the world's most brilliant minds have come together in secret. Their mission: to split an atom and end a war. But among those who have come to Robert Oppenheimer 's "enchanted campus" of foreign-born scientists, baffled guards, and restless wives is a simple man in search of a killer. Michael Connolly has been sent to the middle of nowhere to investigate the murder of a security officer on the Manhattan Project. But amid the glimmering cocktail parties and the staggering genius, Connolly will find more than he bargained for. Sleeping in a dead man's bed and making love to another man's wife, Connolly has entered the moral no-man's-land of Los Alamos. For in this place of brilliance and discovery, hope and horror, Connolly is plunged into a shadowy war with a killer-as the world is about to be changed forever. Praise for Los Alamos "A magnificent work of fiction...? love story inside a murder mystery inside perhaps the most significant story of the twentieth century: the making of the atomic bomb."-The Boston Globe "Compelling...?Joseph Kanon] pulls the reader into a historical drama of excitement and high moral seriousness." -The New York Times "Thrilling...?anon writes with the sure hand of a veteran and does a marvelous job."-The Washington Post Book World

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Author(s): Joseph Kanon
Original Publish Date: Sep 22, 2010

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