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Martin Cruz Smith à 0 REVIEW READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Cruz Smith REVIEW Û Stallion Gate In a New Mexico snow storm four men cross a barbed wire fence at Stallion Gate to select a test site for the first atomic. Intense readI balanced with a break away then back again It was not at all what I expected since my choice dovetailed North Korean missile hijinks thinking it would be good to read about the participants at Los Alamos where it all started the ultimate bomb making to eliminate or defend against enemiesI expected to read about the scientists Wrong This is centered around a New Mexican Indian Joe his physical prowess success with other mens wives his knowledge of the belief systems of the Indians of the surrounding area making him the ideal guide The General in charge considered Los Alamos his personal duchy and Joe was his driver Other brass and VIPs who had come from Washington with the general referred to Joe as Groves Indian We re depending heavily on this site being right The alternative test sites are some islands off California sandbars off Texas some dunes in Colorado The last place I want to hide an atomic blast in is CaliforniaAnd from one uneasy participant we have to make the ethical choice Joe I didn t leave Amarillo to become a physicist to atomize a hundred thousand human beings When Oppy came to Columbia and recruited me it was to make a bomb so Hitler wouldn t use his That s all I signed up for that s all anyone signed up forAnd there s poetry in these pages some describing physical love some just observing natureOn the road to the Hill deer dashed in front of Joe s headlights They were mule deer five or six of them He braked and skidded right to the edge before he stopped His lights picked out the scribbling flight of moths the dart of a nightjar and then faded over the long drop to the canyon floor The world was full of victims all too eager to take you with themThe tension leading up to the test blast is taut and the book provides a heart pounding finish

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Martin Cruz Smith à 0 REVIEW READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Cruz Smith REVIEW Û Stallion Gate Weapon They are Oppenheimer the physicist; Groves the general; Fuchs the spy The fourth man is Sergeant Joe Peña a hero i. From a 2003 Usenet postI d make a note to avoid STALLION GATE an early novel about Los Alamos the A bomb project Seldom have I read a tedious novelization of an interesting subject The violence is tedious Even the sex is tedious Avoid avoid

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Martin Cruz Smith à 0 REVIEW READ & DOWNLOAD ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook à Martin Cruz Smith REVIEW Û Stallion Gate Nformer fighter musician Indian These four men and a cast of soldiers roughnecks and scientists will change history foreve. Set in Los Alimos during the run up to Trinity the first test of the atomic bomb this novel features a big tough Indian a nasty Army Captain obsessed with the communist threat a beautiful jewish scientist and a bunch of the people who really did build the first bombs Oppenheimer is a major character as is General Groves most of the rest have minor roles but seem to be thrown in to add authenticity I liked the plot which was uite different from the usual thriller I was put off by the unreality of it all the Indian a sergeant is a war hero Bataan talented jazz musician professional boxer and most unlikely confidant of Oppenheimer He s assigned to be Oppy s driver but he also plays a crucial role in assembling the bomb In short he s too muchSo read one or two of Cruz Smith s really good novels before settling for this one

  • Paperback
  • 384
  • Stallion Gate
  • Martin Cruz Smith
  • English
  • 08 October 2019
  • 9780345310798