Enigma by Robert Harris
Published November 14, 2004
- Author Robert Harris
Tom Jericho is a brilliant cryptologist, successful in cracking the German’s hardest code Shark. He’s suffering from nervous exhaustion and recuperating in the country but when the code is changed and his girlfriend disappears, he must return to Hut 8 to continue his work, re-crack the code and discover the mystery that surrounds Claire.
He was an interesting character, but the 1940s is not a period I know very much about, and it’s hard to know what the people were or should have been like then. The descriptions weren’t that fulfilling but there were a lot of different characters involved. It’s really a bonus that there were so many without managing to be confusing.
It’s very good, there were some odd moments where the tenses got a bit muddled but mostly it was very readable. I’m not sure I would rush to read it again or recommend it onwards.