Los Alamos

Los Alamos

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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In a dusty, remote community of secretly constructed buildings and awesome possiblity, the world's most brilliant minds have come together. 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, an unraveler of human secrets-- a man in search of a killer ...
Publisher: New York, NY : Dell, [2010]
ISBN: 9780307765390
0307765393
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (348 pages)

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Oct 25, 2017

Kanon has a knack of selecting locations which are rife with moral ambiguity - Kruschev's Moscow, occupied post-War Berlin, and in this case, New Mexico at the height of the Manhattan Project. Murder and espionage, double lives and relationships betrayed, even secret sexualities, are all explored here, against the backdrop of the Holocaust and unleashing the power of atomic bombs. Kanon frequently conjures up fully cinematic story-lines, in this case probably a juicy, early Hitchcock in black and white and plenty of gray.

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