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Enigma

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Robert Harris

A gripping World War II mystery novel with a cryptographic twist,Enigma's hero is Tom Jericho, a brilliant British mathematician working as a member of the team struggling to crack the Nazi Enigma code. Jericho's own struggles include nerve-wracking … see full wiki

Author: Robert Harris
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Ballantine Books
2 reviews about Enigma
review by . September 20, 2008
Well-done cerebral-action thriller about British efforts to decode intercepted German submarine communications. A fast pace, short time frame, and flash backs to reveal backstory keep things moving.
review by . June 17, 2002
"Fatherland" was an excellent book, and I was expecting good things from this work, also. Having read it, I can say that it was enjoyable reading, but certainly not as entertaining as its predecessor. The story line about cracking the Enigma code is fairly interesting, but it's not enough to sustain the suspense in the novel. The author has invented a mystery, of sorts, but it's so well-hidden that you're almost half way or more through the book before you realize that there is another story line …
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