In The Secret War, Max Hastings presents a new perspective on one of the biggest conflicts in history: World War II. In particular, he examines the brilliant espionage of spies and the ground-breaking technology that is associated with the meticulous code breakers of Bletchley Park.
Not only does he focus on them, but their German, American, Japanese, and Soviet Union counterparts and their own competing sources of secret intelligence.
Told through a series of key historical snapshots, this novel is an exciting tale of the secret battle, waged unceasingly behind the scenes, between men and women far from the battlefields, whose
heroic actions vastly affected the outcome of the war.
The result is a well written, authoritative novel with themes of human drama and high policy that have it acclaimed as one of the best ever books written on the secret war.