Up first is Book Beginnings. And the Prologue starts off with....
The midday summer sun in
Lisbonwas dazzling and harsh. But while nearly everyone else was inside taking a siesta, the Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of England, kept up his British habits, even on the continent.
Chapter 1: Bletchley was a small, seemingly inconsequential railway town about fifty miles northwest of
London. However, since 1938, the town was also the home of what was officially knows as the Government Code and Cipher School.
And now for the Friday 56.
As Maggie ran downstairs to use the black telephone in the parlor, she tried to ignore the fact that her hands were cold and trembling.
I'm about half way through the book and really enjoying it. Set during World War II, it includes some great fictional characters and brings them believably in contact with real people. And the mystery element is very strong, too.