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From the author of the number-one best seller The Girl in the Spider's Web, an electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turing's suicide and then opens out to take in a young detective's awakening to painful secrets about his own life and the life of his country.
It's 1954. Several English nationals have defected to the USSR while a witch hunt for homosexuals rages across Britain. In these circumstances, no one is surprised when a mathematician by the name of Alan Turing is found dead in his home: It is widely assumed that he committed suicide, unable to cope with the humiliation of a criminal conviction for homosexuality. But young detective sergeant Leonard Corell, who had always dreamed of a career in higher mathematics, suspects greater forces are involved. In the face of opposition from his superiors, he begins to assemble the pieces of a puzzle that lead him to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the war: the Bletchley Park operation to crack the Nazis' Enigma code. But he is also about to be rocked by two startling developments in his own life, one of which will find him being pursued as a threat to national security....
©2016 David Lagercrantz (P)2016 Random House Audio
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By Gigeote on 05-26-16

Subtly engaging!

The characters have fantasies and insecurities that really take the story to a personal, informal level. In fact, I feel like I was slowly going insane while listening to this, I was so wrapped up in the complexities. It comes off as a calming but I think that's the narrator. Intriguing "faction"!

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By Michele Lewis on 05-23-17

Did not finish.

Got to chapter 5, what is the point of the book?
Not engaging enough to finish. Story line was obnoxious & insulting.
Narration by John Lee was excellent.

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