Stallion Gate

Stallion Gate

by Martin Cruz Smith

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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780394530062
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/12/1986
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 336

About the Author

Martin Cruz-Smith's novels include Stalin's Ghost, Gorky Park, Rose, December 6, Polar Star, and Stallion Gate. He is a two-time winner of the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers and a recipient of Britain's Golden Dagger Award. Currently, he lives in California.

Frank Muller (1951-2008) was an Audie Award-winning narrator. A classically trained actor, Frank appeared on both television and the stage. His credits include Hamlet, The Crucible, The Taming of the Shrew, The Importance of Being Earnest, Law & Order, All My Children, and many, many more. In 1999 Frank was awarded the AudioFile Lifetime Achievement Award, the top honor in the audiobook community. He has also won twenty-three Earphones Awards.


San Rafael, California

Date of Birth:

November 3, 1942

Place of Birth:

Reading, Pennsylvania


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1964

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Stallion Gate 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Sean_From_OHIO More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous 15 days ago
Unless you love scenery described endlessly, pass on this one; save your $
rhbouchard on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As a fan of Smith's Arkady Renko series, I thought I'd try something different. Not a very good or original book.
corgidog2 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Espionage about the Los Alamos development of the nuclear bomb--Oppenheimer, Groves....
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Hmm... sounds good, ill stick with you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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