Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1986.
A bright first edition/first printing in seemingly unread Very Good condition in alike dust-jacket. A few markings and indentations on front free end and small area soiled on fore edge text block and back dust-jacket panel.
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.