AUTHORKanon, Joseph
TITLELos Alamos
PUBLISHERBroadway Books
CITYNew York, NY

This murder mystery has World War II period Los Alamos as its setting. The plot centers upon the investigation of a fictional murder of a Manhattan Project security officer. Connolly, the investigator, begins to unravel the immense complexity of the lives and pasts of the scientists at Los Alamos. The plot blends into the history of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos, as personalities such as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Edward Teller emerge within masterful descriptions of the town. Unlike many novels about Los Alamos, the mystery is firmly rooted in the science and history of the place. However, the focus of the book is more on the intelligence activities than the physics. The book was reviewed positively by Pulitzer Prize winner and atomic bomb expert, Richard Rhodes.

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