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Description - Enigma by Robert Harris

Rejacketed reissue. It is March 1943 and inside Britain's codebreaking centre, Bletchley Park, the cryptanalysts are facing their worst nightmare- Nazi Germany's U-boats have unexpectedly changed their Enigma cipher and the Battle of the Atlantic suddenly hangs in the balance. In a desperate attempt to save the situation, the authorities turn to Tom Jericho, a brilliant young mathematician and codebreaker, presently on sick-leave in Cambridge. What follows is a frantic race to crack the U-boat code. But, unknown to his colleagues, Jericho also has another equally baffling enigma of his own to unravel- the woman he loves has disappeared and he suspects there may a spy at Bletchley... Steeped in the atmosphere of wartime England, based around an actual event, Enigma is a thriller of genius- a compelling mystery of codes and codebreaking, love and betrayal set inside the birthplace of the secret state.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780099527923
ISBN-10: 0099527928
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 29mm)
Pages: 464
Imprint: Arrow Books Ltd
Publisher: Cornerstone
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Robert Harris

Robert Harris is the author of six novels - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost - all of which were worldwide bestsellers. His work has been translated into thirty-one languages. He was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He worked as a reporter on the BBC's Newsnight and Panorama programmes, before becoming Political Editor of the Observer in 1987, and then a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. In 2003 he was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He lives near Hungerford in Berkshire with his wife and their four children.

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