Author: DIANE FANNING
Title: SABOTAGE IN THE SECRET CITY
Issue: 1ST JUNE 2018
SABOTAGE IN THE SECRET CITY: A Libby Clark Mystery, Diane Fanning. Severn House
$28.99 (224p) ISBN 978-0-7278-8782-5
The third Libby Clark mystery (following Treason in the Secret City, 2016) finds Clark, a scientist at the Manhattan Project’s top-secret installation in Oak Ridge, Tennessee—the “secret city” of the title—looking into several instances of apparent sabotage. Someone seems determined to shut down the project and stop the Americans from dropping nuclear bombs on Japan, and when sabotage leads to murder, Libby realizes she has to hurry if she’s going to stop the perpetrators. Libby Clark is a good series lead: tough, resourceful, and smart. Fans of other WWII-set mysteries with strong female leads, such as Sarah R. Shaber’s Louise Pearlie series, should definitely check this one out.