Scandal in the Secret City
by Diane Fanning

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, otherwise known as the Secret City, rose seemingly overnight in 1942, built by the US Government. No one was quite sure what its purpose was or where it came from, but there was certainly something going on . . .

Libby Clark, a gutsy Bryn Mawr graduate, is determined to find her place as a scientist in a world where women are thought better suited to housework and marriage. As the only female scientist in the top secret facility, Libby is excited to begin what she believes is important government research.

She soon begins to suspect, however, that not all is as it seems. And to make matters worse, one frosty night she discovers the dead body of her roommate’s sister sprawled behind the bleachers. No one else seems to think finding the killer is important and it’s up to Libby to make sense of the situation. Aided by a band of like-minded scientists, Libby follows every possible lead until she comes to a shocking and unexpected conclusion.


“An intriguing change from Fanning - bolstered by thought-provoking details of the obstacles women faced in the wartime workforce.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Readers will be engrossed by a gripping puzzler of a mystery and authentic details”

Library Journal Starred Review

“Fanning re-creates the atmosphere at Oak Ridge effectively, and her exploration of the ethical issues surrounding security are timely today. A promising new series.”


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Scandal in the Secret City by Diane Fanning is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788404631st July 2014141 X 222mm256£20.99
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