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Black Cipher

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  46 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Black Cipher signals the dawn of the cryptothriller.

Payne Harrison, the author of the best-selling Storming Intrepid and Thunder of Erebus, spins his narrative magic vet again -- this time exploring the fascinating but clandestine world of codebreaking and signals intelligence.

Secluded in the quiet Gloucestershire township of Cheltenham is the hypersecret codebreaking and...more
Hardcover, 337 pages
Published December 13th 1994 by Crown
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Our hero is a world class cryptanalyst who works in the code breaking
section of the British Intelligence Service. He breaks an "unbreakable"
code and the bad guys decide that he knows too much and must be
eliminated. Good story.
Dec 27, 2008 Jan rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: interested in spy mysteries
Shelves: mystery
Slow start but worth plowing through.
Made code breaking exciting and showed what the less glamourous side of the world of spying.
Interesting view from the British side and some of their differences
Brent Werness
A fun spy thriller, but it doesn't contain much to distinguish itself in the genre.
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