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Bletchley Park: the top-secret landmark of World War Two, where a group of young people were fighting to defeat Hitler, and win the war. March 1943, the Second World 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.
Publisher: New York :, Random House
Copyright Date: ♭1995
ISBN: 9781409021599
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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I did find this a great read and a different perspective from the now popular movie about Bletchley Park. The hubris of the British administration is heartbreaking and I am glad this character escapes less scathed than Alan Turing. I think this is a solid contribution to the novels of WWII Britain

Nov 04, 2014

If you are expecting a true account of the code-breaking at Bletchley Park, you may be disappointed, as this is a thriller with war events and code-breaking as a background.

On the other hand, if you rented a condo, had lots of time to read (swinging in a hammock, say), and this book was among the few books in the condo's small collection, and you didn't care about historical accuracy, "Enigma" would be a terrific read. As a thriller, the book was engaging, with lots of suspenseful plot twists.

Jan 19, 2014

This is the second book by Robert Harris I have read. The first was An Officer and A Spy. Both books are excellent and Enigma merits attention for any reader. The combination of factual history and fictional mystery added to an excellent ending made for great read.

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