Treason in the Secret CityA World War Two mystery set in Tennessee
30th May, 1944. In the middle of the night, Libby Clark is roused from sleep by a colleague in distress. Marvin’s cousin Frannie has been charged with treason, and he hopes that Libby, with her clear-headed, scientific mind, can find a way to help prove her innocence. Libby, a chemist at a secret World War II facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, agrees to help her friend and pursue the truth.
Libby’s investigations soon uncover the immoral Dr Hansrote, who has tricked Frannie into her treachery. But the evil at Oak Ridge seems to run deeper, and in Libby’s determination to uncover the truth, she not only finds herself up against the authorities, but also caught in the crosshairs of a deadly cabal of indoctrinated spies, greedy opportunists and unscrupulous collaborators.
Can Libby survive the confluence of challenges? Or will one of them fashion a trap she cannot escape?
“This sequel to Scandal in the Secret City is faster-paced than Fanning’s debut while maintaining the 1940s atmosphere and emphasizing the difficulties of wartime life, especially for educated women.”
“Briskly paced and smartly written, the book pairs nicely with other novels dealing with Manhattan Project treachery”