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Beschreibung

In a dusty, remote community of secretly constructed buildings and awesome possibility, 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 secretsa man in search of a killer.It is the spring of 1945. And Michael Connolly has been sent to Los Alamos to investigate the murder of a security officer on the Manhattan Project. But amid the glimmering cocktail parties and the staggering genius, Connolly will find more than he bargained for. Sleeping in a dead man's bed and making love to another man's wife, Connolly has entered the moral no-man's-land of Los Alamos. For in this place of discovery and secrecy, hope and horror, Connolly is plunged into a shadowy war with a killeras the world is about to be changed forever....From the Paperback edition.

Autorentext

Joseph Kanon is the internationally bestselling author of eight novels, which have been published in twenty-four languages, including: Los Alamos, which won the Edgar Award for best first novel, The Good German, which was made into a film starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, which earned Kanon the Hammett Award of the International Association of Crime Writers, Istanbul Passage, and Leaving Berlin. He is also a recipient of the Anne Frank Human Writers Award for his writings on the aftermath of the Holocaust. He lives in New York City with his wife, literary agent Robin Straus. They have two sons.



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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • "The suspense novel for all others to beat . . . [a] must read."-The Denver Post

WINNER OF THE EDGAR AWARD FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL

It is the spring of 1945, and in a dusty, remote community, the world's most brilliant minds have come together in secret. 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 in search of a killer. Michael Connolly has been sent to the middle of nowhere to investigate the murder of a security officer on the Manhattan Project. But amid the glimmering cocktail parties and the staggering genius, Connolly will find more than he bargained for. Sleeping in a dead man's bed and making love to another man's wife, Connolly has entered the moral no-man's-land of Los Alamos. For in this place of brilliance and discovery, hope and horror, Connolly is plunged into a shadowy war with a killer-as the world is about to be changed forever.

Praise for Los Alamos

"A magnificent work of fiction . . . a love story inside a murder mystery inside perhaps the most significant story of the twentieth century: the making of the atomic bomb."-The Boston Globe

"Compelling . . . [Joseph Kanon] pulls the reader into a historical drama of excitement and high moral seriousness." -The New York Times

"Thrilling . . . Kanon writes with the sure hand of a veteran and does a marvelous job."-The Washington Post Book World

Produktinformationen

Titel: Los Alamos
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EAN: 9780307765390
ISBN: 978-0-307-76539-0
Format: E-Book (epub)
Herausgeber: Random House Publishing Group
Genre: Spannung
Anzahl Seiten: 544
Veröffentlichung: 22.09.2010
Jahr: 2010
Untertitel: Englisch
Dateigrösse: 2.3 MB