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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...

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 cannot escape the ultimate truth: There is a traitor among them...

Review:

"Literate and saavy... brims with wartime intrigue." The Washington Post Book World

Review:

"A tense and thoughtful thriller." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Suspenseful and fascinating." The Orlando Sentinel

Review:

"Gripping... captivating." New York Daily News

Review:

"Elegantly researched... Readers will find themselves perfectly placed to experience one of Britain's finest hours." People

Review:

"Satisfying... Harris does a crackerjack job here, playing his characters' lives off historical events in surprising ways." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Suspenseful... fiendishly clever." Detroit Free Press

Synopsis:

"LITERATE 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 cannot 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."

--People

"SATISFYING . . . Harris does a crackerjack job here, playing his characters' lives off historical events in surprising ways."

--Entertainment Weekly

"SUSPENSEFUL . . . FIENDISHLY CLEVER."

--Detroit Free Press

About the Author

Robert Harris was born in 1957, in Nottingham, England, and educated at Cambridge University. Harris is the author of five nonfiction books. His first novel, Fatherland, was the most successful first novel by a British author in the past twenty years and was published in 18 countries. He lives near Hungerford, Berkshire with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804115483
Author:
Harris, Robert
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Spy stories
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography -- Fiction.
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Adventure stories
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service.
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
93/13
Publication Date:
September 1996
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
6.94x4.26x1.00 in. .41 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780804115483 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Literate and saavy... brims with wartime intrigue."
"Review" by , "A tense and thoughtful thriller."
"Review" by , "Suspenseful and fascinating."
"Review" by , "Gripping... captivating."
"Review" by , "Elegantly researched... Readers will find themselves perfectly placed to experience one of Britain's finest hours."
"Review" by , "Satisfying... Harris does a crackerjack job here, playing his characters' lives off historical events in surprising ways."
"Review" by , "Suspenseful... fiendishly clever."
"Synopsis" by , "LITERATE 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 cannot 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."

--People

"SATISFYING . . . Harris does a crackerjack job here, playing his characters' lives off historical events in surprising ways."

--Entertainment Weekly

"SUSPENSEFUL . . . FIENDISHLY CLEVER."

--Detroit Free Press

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