America is at war.
A long and deadly conflict seems inevitable, unless there is a breakthrough in the development of a ‘Super Weapon’. The British and Americans are working feverishly to harness the terrifying power of the atom, convinced the Germans are also making a nuclear bomb. Science is mobilised for war. A deadly race is on...
In Chicago, Special Agent James Nessheim has resigned from the FBI, and is now enrolled in Law School. But then his former Bureau boss, Assistant Director Harry Guttman, comes to call. A top-secret nuclear programme at the University of Chicago has been infiltrated; Nessheim agrees to go undercover to help track down the spy, joining the team of legendary physicist Enrico Fermi.
Out of the blue, an old flame re-enters Nessheim’s life. But Stacey Madison’s Communist past worries Nessheim’s superiors, and complicates his assignment. As his personal and professional lives collide, Nessheim discovers an unexpected conspiracy that threatens to sabotage America’s efforts to win the war.
A gripping story of history in the making, The Accidental Agent is a powerful page-turning thriller about a world on the threshold of its most lethal invention.