Code of Silence (Ben Reese Mysteries (Severn House))

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9780727866790: Code of Silence (Ben Reese Mysteries (Severn House))

A Ben Reese Mystery - 1947. A female linguist at a high-security US decoding and decrypting facility is murdered while trying to relay vital information. Ten years later, Ben Reese is asked for his assistance in tracking a murderer guilty of breaching US security. Bens efforts to find the killer are difficult but he knows it is essential once he learns of the Venona Code, a Soviet code partially decrypted by the US and Britain . . .

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Sally Wright is a graduate of Northwestern University, where she earned a degree in oral interpretation of literature. She has also completed graduate work at the University of Washington. Ms. Wright is the author of ""Publish and Perish,"" the debut of the Ben Reese series, ""Pride and Predator, ""Pursuit and Persuasion (an Edgar Allan Poe Award finalist), and ""Out of the Ruins. She lives with her husband in northwestern Ohio, and she travels widely to research the Ben Reese books--to England and Scotland for earlier titles in the series, to America's southeastern coast for ""Out of the Ruins.

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Ben Reese, an Ohio State archivist and amateur sleuth in the 1950s, is still struggling to recover from the tragic death of his wife and child four months earlier. Eventually, though, knowing he can’t grieve forever, he attends a concert, where he plans to meet Carl Walker, a casual acquaintance. Carl never shows, and a few days later, his body is found. The initial verdict is suicide, but Ben isn’t so sure. It turns out that Carl, who worked in intelligence shortly after the war, had discovered that one of his colleagues was a spy and a murderer. Sensing danger, Carl left behind a series of puzzling clues for Ben to unravel and use to nail the killer-traitor. Meticulously researched, skillfully conveying the ambience and paranoia of the cold war years, and chockablock with suspense, Wright’s latest Ben Reese mystery will appeal to fans of both spy thrillers and mainstream mysteries. --Emily Melton

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