Stallion Gateby Martin Cruz Smith
Los Alamos lies on a mesa surrounded by a vast
In a New Mexico blizzard, four men cross a barbed-wire fence at Stallion Gate to select a test site for the first atomic weapon. They are Oppenheimer, the physicist; Groves, the general; Fuchs, the spy. The fourth man is Sergeant Joe Pena, an Indian, and a man of great complexity--warrior, musician, hero and informer.
Los Alamos lies on a mesa surrounded by a vast Indian reservation. It is the most secret installation of the war, the future encompassed by the past. It is also a magnet to soldiers, roughnecks and scientists, including Anna Weiss, a beautiful and talented refugee with whom Joe falls deeply in love.
"A magnificent successor to GORKY PARK...a powerful and erotic idyll, blending love and betrayal, humor and heartache, jazz and war. It is also about the most important ten seconds in history." (Publisher's Source)
- Ulverscroft Large Print Books, Ltd.
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- Large Print
Meet the Author
Crime novelist Martin Cruz Smith is the bestselling author of Gorky Park, Book One of an eight-novel series starring the Russian investigator Arkady Renko. The book earned him a Gold Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers’ Association. Other series include The Inquisitor Series and the Romano Grey Series. He originally wrote under the name "Martin Smith" but added the middle name "Cruz," after his paternal grandmother, to distinguish his books from those of other authors.
- San Rafael, California
- Date of Birth:
- November 3, 1942
- Place of Birth:
- Reading, Pennsylvania
- B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1964
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While I liked Cruz Smith's later book on a related topic, December 6, I really enjoyed his take on the testing of the first atomic bombs in New Mexico. His characters are always so complex and vibrant. It was so easy to picture the lead, Joe Pena, that I swear I know him already. Another fantastic novel by the sadly, always under-rated Martin Cruz Smith!
Hmm... sounds good, ill stick with you!
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