Fall Of Man In Wilmslow : The Death And Life Of Alan Turing

Fall Of Man In Wilmslow : The Death And Life Of Alan Turing

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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 dreamt 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...
Publisher: Viking Press,, 2016.
ISBN: 9780735232518
0735232512
Characteristics: text file,rda
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Baker & Taylor Axis 360

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athena14
Oct 10, 2016

Dr. Alan Turing was interesting, but DC Leonard Corell is not.

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ChaChaRobin
Jul 11, 2016

I thought that this book was brilliant. Initially I had my doubts about whether to finish it because it's a bit cerebral and inward-looking, but I pushed ahead. Midway through I was entirely captivated by the characters (especially Corell, the protagonist), the plot, and the portrayal of Alan Turing. I found the ending positively uplifting.

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CarolJJ
Sep 28, 2015

I like books which encourage me to read more about the characters or the era. This is one of them. It's heavy on math theory and other cerebral exercises that Alan Turing explored which I ploughed through. The story overall is good.

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