[Read] ➼ Los Alamos ➹ Joseph Kanon – Buyphenergan500.us

Los Alamos A Successful Thriller Tells An Exciting, Satisfying Story And Lets Us Look At The Lives Of Some Interesting People In An Environment Either Totally New Or Freshly Observed Former Publishing Executive Joseph Kanon S First Novel Does All Of That, And Adds A Layer Of Acute Perception About Recent History That Immediately Vaults It Up Into The Hallowed Heights Of John Le Carre S Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy And Charles McCarry S The Tears Of Autumn Thrillers That Deserve Space Next To Tolstoy And Dostoyevsky In The Spring Of 1945, As The War In Europe Is Coming To An End, A Former Police Reporter Turned Army Intelligence Agent Named Mike Connolly Arrives On The High Mesa Above Santa Fe, New Mexico, Where J Robert Oppenheimer And A Team Of Scientists Are Rushing To Finish Their Atomic Bomb A Security Man Has Been Found Battered To Death, And Connolly S Job Is To See If It Is Anything Than The Sordid Sex Crime It Appears To Be Using A Devilishly Clever Mixture Of Real And Fictional Characters, Kanon Spins Out A Story That Manages To Be Audacious, Persuasive And Totally Engrossing.

[Read] ➼ Los Alamos  ➹ Joseph Kanon – Buyphenergan500.us
  • Paperback
  • 416 pages
  • Los Alamos
  • Joseph Kanon
  • 15 July 2017
  • 0316641286

    10 thoughts on “[Read] ➼ Los Alamos ➹ Joseph Kanon – Buyphenergan500.us


  1. says:

    I bought this at a library sale 50 cents based on its blurbs alone And according to those, I thought I d discovered a better book.Given that I was both interested in the book s physical location and its temporal setting PLUS quickly found that Kanon has a gift for language, Los Alamos should ve been a great read But it had an everything but the kitchen sink feel.Not interested in murder How about war Or espionage Or the atomic bomb None of those work for you What about adultery Bigamy I bought this at a library sale 50 cents based on its blurbs alone And according to those, I thought I d discovered a better book.Given that I was both interested in the book s physical location and its temporal setting PLUS quickly found that Kanon has a gift for language, Los Alamos should ve been a great read But it had an everything but the kitchen sink fee...


  2. says:

    I had read that Kanon s writing is similar to that of Alan Furst a favorite author , so I thought I d give Kanon a try He s not anywhere near Furst Once I got past my disappointment, I continued with the book and found it wordy with a pretty simple plot The dialogue between the main character and his new girlfriend is the most stilted I ve read in quite some time Then the main character, just a minor security agent for some US agency, is going to protect Oppenheimer sorry, Oppie from th I had read that Kanon s writing is similar to that of Alan Furst a favorite author , so I thought I d give Kanon a try He s not anywhere near Furst Once I got past my disappointment, I continued with the book and found it wordy with a pretty simple plot The dialogue between the main charac...


  3. says:

    To those to whom names like Oppenheimer, Fermi, Teller, and Lawrence ring a bell, as well as those for whom Trinity tolls, Los Alamos is a terrific period piece Naturally, it is set in the latter years of WWII in the midst of those working on the Manhattan Project Karon s feel for the period is outstanding The unnamed effort at the Daily Worker, the funeral of Roosevelt along with its attendant uneasiness about Truman s unknown quantity, and the reality that the European expatriates at the To those to whom names like Oppenheimer, Fermi, Teller, and Lawre...


  4. says:

    Nice little thriller that has some unexpected twists and turns Love the unexpected things that pop up The historical aspect was so interesting, especially the spy and security stuff If you ve ever been to Albuquerque, you can easily imagine most of the scenes and t...


  5. says:

    This is a novel that combines historical fiction with a murder mystery with an added side dish of espionage thriller It takes place in 1945 Los Alamos, the home of the top secret Manhattan Project and the birth place of the atomic bomb The plot follows Michael Connolly, assigned to investigate the disappearance and death of a security officer on The Hill His investigation leads him through the very secret nature of the town site of Los Alamos and the surrounding area, the scientific communi This is a novel that combines historical fiction with a murder mystery with an added side dish of espionage thriller It takes place in 1945 Los Alamos, the home of the top ...


  6. says:

    It s not that the coincidence of 70 years, since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki occurred this August.It s not that the President and Secretary of State just completed negotiations with Iran on the use of nuclear materials for other than peaceful purposesIt s not that we have millions of Syrian regugees streaming out of the Middle East headed for Germany, to escape sure death at the hands of the dictator leader of their country.It s not that we have the wackiest Presidential electi It s not that the coincidence of 70 years, since the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki occurred this August.It s not that the President and Secretary of State just completed negotiations with Iran on the use of nuclear materials for other than peaceful purposesIt s not that we have millions of Syrian regugees streaming out of the Middle East headed ...


  7. says:

    3 1 2 I was entranced by the old style feel of this book Three rays of sunshine past noir, the read is gripping Some violence, some sex, some intrique and lots of mysteries Mike Connolly is a great protagonist and the New Mexico lab where nuclear weapons were first developed is an even greater setting Working within and without the Army barricades is no problem for our Mike, but getting the right spin turns out to be harder than imagined We are lucky enough to be along for the ride Good 3 1 2 I was entranced by the old style feel of this book Three rays of sunshine...


  8. says:

    The plot of Los Alamos hinges on a fictional protagonist, civilian intelligence liaison Michael Connolly, brought in to investigate the murder of a Los Alamos security officer, his face bashed in and his pants pulled down Connolly is asked to discover whether the crime isthan the violent sex crime it appears to be, even while those associated with the project paranoid over security leaks and the specter of Communists everywhere would prefer it be just that Nice and tidy Of course it i The plot of Los Alamos hinges on a fictional protagonist, civilian intelligence liaison Michael Connolly, brought in to investigate the murder of a Los Alamos security officer, his face bashed in and his pants pu...


  9. says:

    This read like one of those old fashioned thrillers set in a specific historical period that my parents used to read when I was a kid and I would often sneak a read when they were done and that s a compliment actually Joseph Kanon s novel takes place at the end of the war in Los Alamos where Oppenheimer and his band of scientists are working towards the first real test of the atomic bomb a moment before the world changed forever Michael Connolly, a former NYC reporter and now PR guy for the This...


  10. says:

    I mostly read non fiction My issue with fiction is that in the need to create a mood and an environment, fiction moves too slowly for me And when it does move fast enough, the plot frequently seems contrived and important detail too convenient.Perhaps after being on vacation for 2 weeks, I have finally slowed down enough to enjoy this piece of fiction Almost certainly, the author, Joseph Kanon is a good writer who has written a fictionalized story about facts that I am quite familiar with An I mostly read non fiction My issue with fiction is that in the need to create a mood and an environment, fiction moves too slowly for me And when it does move fast enough, the plot frequently seems contrived and important detail too convenient.Perhaps after being on vacation for 2 weeks, I have finally slowed down enough to enjoy this piece of fiction Almost certainly, the author, Joseph Kanon...

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