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- DescriptionLITERATE AND SAVVY . . . BRIMS WITH WARTIME INTRIGUE.
--The Washington Post Book World
England 1943. Much of the infamous Nazi Enigma code has been cracked. But Shark, the impenetrable operational cipher used by Nazi U-boats, has masked the Germans' movements, allowing them to destroy a record number of Allied vessels. Feeling that the blood of Allied sailors is on their hands, a top-secret team of British cryptographers works feverishly around the clock to break Shark. And when brilliant mathematician Tom Jericho succeeds, it is the stuff of legend. . . .
A TENSE AND THOUGHTFUL THRILLER.
--San Francisco Chronicle
Until the unthinkable happens: the Germans have somehow learned that Shark has been cracked. And they've changed the code. . . .
SUSPENSEFUL AND FASCINATING.
--The Orlando Sentinel
As an Allied convoy crosses the U-boat infested North Atlantic . . . as Jericho's ex-lover Claire disappears amid accusations that she is a Nazi collaborator . . . as Jericho strains his last resources to break Shark again, he cant escape the ultimate truth: There is a traitor among them. . . .
GRIPPING . . . CAPTIVATING .
--New York Daily News
ELEGANTLY RESEARCHED . . . Readers will find themselves perfectly placed to experience one of Britain's finest hours.
SATISFYING . . . Harris does a crackerjack job here, playing his characters' lives off historical events in surprising ways.
SUSPENSEFUL . . . FIENDISHLY CLEVER.
--Detroit Free Press
From the Paperback edition.
- Author(s)Robert Harris
- Date of Publication04/09/1995
- SubjectWar Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- Out-of-print date11/06/1999
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight644 g
- Width158 mm
- Height240 mm
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