Bletchley Park: the top-secret landmark of World War Two, where a group of young people were fighting to defeat Hitler, and win the war. March 1943, the Second World War hangs in the balance, and at Bletchley Park a brilliant young codebreaker is facing a double nightmare. The Germans have unaccountably changed their U-boat Enigma code, threatening a massive Allied defeat. And as suspicion grows that there may be a spy inside Bletchley, Jericho's girlfriend, the beautiful and mysterious Claire Romilly suddenly disappears.
'Enigma totally gripped me'Roy Jenkins, The Sunday Times 20031208
"After the stunning success of his first novel, "Fatherland," the question was what would Robert Harris do for an encore? This is his ersounding answer." -- Phillip Knightley, "Mail on Sunday"
"Extraordinarily good -- and undoubtedly the best thriller of the year, and perhaps of several years to come." -- T.J. Binyon, "Evening Standard"
"I finished the book regretful it had ended, and full of wonder at the extraordinary world, people and achievements it evoked." -- David Cannadine, "Observer"
"Altogether top-class stuff" -- Peter Millar, "The Times"
"From the Paperback edition."
Robert Harris is the author of six novels - Fatherland, Enigma, Archangel, Pompeii, Imperium and The Ghost - all of which were worldwide bestsellers. His work has been translated into thirty-one languages. He was born in Nottingham in 1957 and is a graduate of Cambridge University. He worked as a reporter on the BBC's Newsnight and Panorama programmes, before becoming Political Editor of the Observer in 1987, and then a columnist on the Sunday Times and the Daily Telegraph. In 2003 he was named Columnist of the Year in the British Press Awards. He lives near Hungerford in Berkshire with his wife and their four children.