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From the author of the #1 bestseller 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 …

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Absorbing…Gets the synapses sparking…Lagercrantz is at home with a damaged hero who has more of an affinity with computers than humans.”

    Sunday Telegraph (London)

  • “Lagercrantz is perceptive in his treatment of the tragic Turing.”

    Independent (London)

  • "[A] multifaceted look at the death of British mathematician Alan Turing in 1954…Memorable prose enhances the complex plot.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Lagercrantz interweaves the historical events of Turing’s life with the fictional Corell’s investigation, shifting point of view among various figures…The depiction of Turing is done well.”

    Library Journal

  • “Lagercrantz adds further psychological dimension to the story by introducing DC Leonard Corell…[and a] quietly suggestive depiction of how the investigation affects the investigator…A bookend of sorts to Bruce Duffy’s fine novel The World as I Found It; full of psychological insight.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “John Lee narrates as Detective Constable Leonard Corell investigates Turing’s life and death…Lee delivers this wordy mystery in an unhurried manner, drawing out the convoluted plot…As Corell unravels the clues, the gravelly voiced Lee delivers a polished performance.”

    AudioFile

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