"LITERATE AND SAVVY . . . BRIMS WITH WARTIME INTRIGUE."
--The Washington Post Book World
England 1943. Much of the infamous Nazi Enigma code has been cracked. But Shark, the impenetrable operational cipher used by Nazi U-boats, has masked the Germans' movements, allowing them to destroy a record number of Allied vessels. Feeling that the blood of Allied sailors is on their hands, a top-secret team of British cryptographers works feverishly around the clock to break Shark. And when brilliant mathematician Tom Jericho succeeds, it is the stuff of legend. . . .
"A TENSE AND THOUGHTFUL THRILLER."
--San Francisco Chronicle
Until the unthinkable happens: the Germans have somehow learned that Shark has been cracked. And they've changed the code. . . .
"SUSPENSEFUL AND FASCINATING."
--The Orlando Sentinel
As an Allied convoy crosses the U-boat infested North Atlantic . . . as Jericho's ex-lover Claire disappears amid accusations that she is a Nazi collaborator . . . as Jericho strains his last resources to break Shark again, he cannot escape the ultimate truth: There is a traitor among them. . . .
"GRIPPING . . . CAPTIVATING ."
--New York Daily News
"ELEGANTLY RESEARCHED . . . Readers will find themselves perfectly placed to experience one of Britain's finest hours."
"SATISFYING . . . Harris does a crackerjack job here, playing his characters' lives off historical events in surprising ways."
"SUSPENSEFUL . . . FIENDISHLY CLEVER."
--Detroit Free Press
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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 labor, the mysterious disappearance of a former girlfriend, the suspicions of his co-workers 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 technomystery should be.From the Back Cover:
"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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Descripción Random House, New York, 1995. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First U.S. Edition.. 322 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. New book. FICTION. In Enigma, Harris transports us to March 1943 and the desperate race against time that was waged at Bletchley Park, a rural town in Britain, where the finest matmaticians and cryptographers attempted to break the Nazis' unbreakable Enigma code. His hero, Tom Jericho, has been called back, while recuperating from a nervous breakdown, to try to crack Enigma before German U-boats sink hundreds more American convoys bringing supplies and munitions to Europe. (Key Words: Novels, Fiction, Enigma Code, Robert Harris, World War II, Secret Service, Great Britain, Cryptography). book. Nº de ref. de la librería 88687X1
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