Buildings are closed. Curbside Pickup is available. Click here for our interim services.

Los Alamos: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Spring 1945. As work on the first atomic bomb nears completion on a remote mesa in New Mexico, Karl Bruner, a Manhattan Project security officer, is found murdered in nearby Santa Fe. Is Bruner the victim of a violent sexual encounter, as the local police believe, or is his death a crime that threatens to jeopardize the secret of the Project itself? This is the mainspring of Joseph Kanon's Los Alamos, a supremely original and romantic new thriller that re-creates the most compelling real-life drama of this century. Michael Connolly, the intelligence officer brought in to crack Bruner's case--and then make it disappear--soon discovers that investigating a murder in Los Alamos is anything but routine. In a town so secret it does not officially exist, he must thread his way through a makeshift community of displaced UmigrUs, soldiers, and idealistic scientists for whom murder is, at best, an unwelcome intrusion as they race to end a brutal war. Only when Connolly falls in love and begins an affair with Emma, the enigmatic wife of one of the scientists, does he truly begin to unravel the past associations, tangled sex lives, and conflicting morality at the dark heart of the Project. Interweaving fact and fiction, Los Alamos is at once a powerful novel of historical intrigue and a vivid portrait of those involved in the Manhattan Project: Robert Oppenheimer, its charismatic scientific director; General Groves, its blunt Army commander; and the brilliant team of scientists whose work would change the world forever. Like the invention at its core, Los Alamos is about fusion--of loyalty and betrayal, idealism and guilt--and its deadly aftermath. Elegantly written and deftlyconstructed, Los Alamos marks the emergence of a major new storytelling talent.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID929ab9f3-e136-4535-6628-0a148a05e0a8
Grouping Titlelos alamos
Grouping Authorjoseph kanon
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-09-19 12:14:44PM
Last Indexed2020-09-19 12:17:01PM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

authorKanon, Joseph.
author_displayKanon, Joseph
available_at_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
detailed_location_santafeLa Farge Southwest
Main Southwest Room
Main Southwest Room Ref
Online OverDrive Collection
display_descriptionA spy thriller on the making of the atom bomb. The protagonist, counter-intelligence officer Michael Connolly, investigates the murder of a security officer at the Los Alamos compound in 1940s New Mexico. He has an affair with the wife of a foreign physicist and uncovers a spy at the highest level. A first novel.
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:91ffe0ad-8b8c-40f8-a515-7ebd93510012-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadAvailable Online
ils:.b11552281.i16465246Main Southwest RoomMystery Kanon, J1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*msw
ils:.b11552281.i18985865La Farge SouthwestMystery Kanon, J1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lsw
ils:.b11552281.i18911304La Farge SouthwestMystery Kanon, J1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*lsw
ils:.b11552281.i1619293xMain Southwest RoomMystery Kanon, J1falsefalseDue Oct 17, 2020msw
ils:.b11552281.i12830112Main Southwest Room RefMystery Kanon, J1falsefalseLIB USE ONLYmswr
ils:.b11552281.i20185595Main Southwest RoomMystery Kanon, J1falsefalse*CHECK SHELF*msw
Regular Circ
local_callnumber_santafeMystery Kanon, J
owning_library_santafeSanta Fe Public Library
owning_location_santafeMain Library (Curbside Pickup)
Oliver La Farge (Curbside Pickup)
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:91ffe0ad-8b8c-40f8-a515-7ebd93510012eBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2010
ils:.b11552281BookBooks1st ed.EnglishBroadway Books, c1997.403 p. ; 25 cm.
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:91ffe0ad-8b8c-40f8-a515-7ebd93510012-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b11552281.i16465246On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b11552281.i18985865On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b11552281.i18911304On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b11552281.i1619293xChecked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsetrue9999
ils:.b11552281.i12830112Library Use OnlyLIB USE ONLYfalsetruefalsefalsetruetrue
ils:.b11552281.i20185595On Shelf*CHECK SHELF*falsetruetruefalsefalsetrue9999
subject_facetAtomic bomb -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Los Alamos (N.M.) -- Fiction
Mystery fiction
World War, 1939-1945 -- New Mexico -- Los Alamos -- Fiction
title_displayLos Alamos : a novel
title_fullLos Alamos : a novel / by Joseph Kanon
Los Alamos A Novel
title_shortLos Alamos
title_suba novel
topic_facetAtomic bomb
Historical Fiction
World War, 1939-1945