Fall of Man in Wilmslow: A Novel of Alan Turing

Fall of Man in Wilmslow: A Novel of Alan Turing Author David Lagercrantz
ISBN-10 1101970413
ISBN-13 9781101970416
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 416
Language English
Publisher Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
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From the author of the 1 best seller The Girl in the Spiders Weban electrifying thriller that begins with Alan Turings suicide and plunges into a post war Britain of immeasurable repression conformity and fear On June 8 1954 Alan Turing is found dead in his home in the sleepy suburb of Wilmslowan apparent suicide Investigators assumed he purposely ate a cyanide laced apple because he was unable to cope with the humiliation of his criminal conviction for gross indecency But Leonard Corell a young detective constable who once dreamed of a career in higher mathematics suspects greater forces are involved In the face of opposition from his superiors and in the paranoid atmosphere of the Cold War he inches closer to the truth and to one of the most closely guarded secrets of the Second World Warwhat was going on at Bletchley Park With state secrets swirling in his mind and a growing fear that he is under surveillance Corell realizes that he has much to learn about the dangers of forbidden knowledge

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