Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1986.
First edition/first printing, beautifully bound in silver-stamped black cloth with indigo boards, in unread Near Fine condition with some minor bumping and a little fading to top edge in Near Fine dustjacket.
Author Martin Cruz Smith blends fact and fiction here, telling the story of the development, under J. Robert Oppenheimer, of the first atomic weapon at Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1945. Other real life players include General Leslie Groves, German-born spy Klaus Fuchs and Soviet spy Harry Gold. A novel about the most important ten seconds in history.