In a dusty, remote community of secretly constructed
buildings and awesome possibility, the world’s most brilliant minds have come
together. Their mission: to split an atom and end a war. But among those who
have come to Robert Oppenheimer’s “enchanted campus” of foreign-born
scientists, baffled guards, and restless wives is a simple man, an unraveler of
human secrets—a man in search of a killer.
It is the spring of 1945. And Michael Connolly has been sent
to Los Alamos to investigate the murder of a security officer on the Manhattan
Project. But amid the glimmering cocktail parties and the staggering genius,
Connolly will find more than he bargained for. Sleeping in a dead man’s bed and
making love to another man’s wife, Connolly has entered the moral no-man’s-land
of Los Alamos. For in this place of discovery and secrecy, hope and horror,
Connolly is plunged into a shadowy war with a killer—as the world is about to
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