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The codebreaker's secret / Sara Ackerman.

Ackerman, Sara, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780778386889
  • ISBN: 0778386880
  • Physical Description: 347 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, Ontario, Canada : Mira, [2022]

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A brilliant female codebreaker. An "unbreakable" Japanese naval code. A pilot on a top-secret mission that could change the course of WWII. The Codebreaker's Secret is a dazzling story of love and intrigue set during America's darkest hour.
A dual-timeline historical novel of codebreaking, secrets, murder, and romance, set in Hawaii in 1943 and 1965, follows two women--a cryptanalyist working to defeat the Japanese Army, and a rookie journalist investigating the disappearance of a high-profile guest during the grand opening of the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel.
1943. As war in the Pacific rages on, Isabel Cooper and her codebreaker colleagues huddle in "the dungeon" at Station HYPO in Pearl Harbor, deciphering secrets plucked from the airwaves in a race to bring down the enemy. Isabel has only one wish: to avenge her brother's death. But she soon finds life has other plans when she meets his best friend, a hotshot pilot with secrets of his own. 1965. Fledgling journalist Lu Freitas comes home to Hawai'i to cover the grand opening of the glamorous Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Rockefeller's newest and grandest project. When a high-profile guest goes missing, Lu forms an unlikely alliance with an intimidating veteran photographer to unravel the mystery. The two make a shocking discovery that stirs up memories and uncovers an explosive secret from the war days. A secret that only a codebreaker can crack.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Hawaii > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Cryptography > Fiction.
Women journalists > Hawaii > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 6 of 14 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Burnham Library - Bridgewater.


  • 1 current hold with 14 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Burnham Library - Bridgewater FIC ACKERMAN (Text) 36937002168970 Adult New Material Available -

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