Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the Lucinda Pierce series, comes a thrilling new mystery, set during the Second World War . . .
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, otherwise known as the Secret City, rose seemingly overnight in 1942, built by the US Government. No one was quite sure what its purpose was or where it came from, but there was certainly something going on . . .
Libby Clark, a gutsy Bryn Mawr graduate, is determined to find her place as a scientist in a world where women are thought better suited to housework and marriage. As the only female scientist in the top secret facility, Libby is excited to begin what she believes is important government research.
She soon begins to suspect, however, that not all is as it seems. And to make matters worse, one frosty night she discovers the dead body of her roommate's sister sprawled behind the bleachers. No one else seems to think finding the killer is important and it's up to Libby to make sense of the situation. Aided by a band of like-minded scientists, Libby follows every possible lead until she comes to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.
"An intriguing change from Fanning - bolstered by thought-provoking details of the obstacles women faced in the wartime workforce." Kirkus Reviews
"Readers will be engrossed by a gripping puzzler of a mystery and authentic details" Library Journal Starred Review
"Fanning re-creates the atmosphere at Oak Ridge effectively, and her exploration of the ethical issues surrounding security are timely today. A promising new series." Booklist
As the only female scientist in a top secret WW2 facility, Libby Clark is excited to begin what she believes is important government research. However, one night she discovers a dead body sprawled behind the bleachers and realizes all is not what it seems and that she must follow every possible lead to the shocking and unexpected conclusion.
About the Author
Diane Fanning is a journalist and an Edgar Award Finalist author of twelve true crime books. She has been featured on the Biography, Investigation Discovery and Oxygen Networks, 48 hours, 20/20, the Today show, as well as interviewed by countless radio stations across the States and in Canada . Diane was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and now lives in Bedford Virginia..