By Joseph Kanon
Island, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780440224075, 544pp.
Publication Date: February 9, 1998
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 be changed forever....
"A well-plotted novel that effortlessly dissolves real people and events into an elegant and moving thriller."—San Francisco Chronicle
"The suspense novel for all others to beat...[a] must-read."—Denver Post
"Compelling...[Kanon] pulls the reader into a historical drama of excitement and high moral seriousness."—The New York Times
"A magnificent work of fiction...A stunning achievement."—Boston Globe