Epic tale of World War II, cryptography, and high-tech finance. Lawrence Pritchard Waterhouse, mathematical genius and Allied codebreaker, joins other individuals in clandestine encryption operations. Years later, those secrets could liberate or destroy the cybertech revolution. Locus Award.
Tale of science, alchemy, and absurd adventure in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and America. Features great minds and historical figures - mathematician Dr. Daniel Waterhouse, who experiences the scientific revolution, and vagabond king "Half-Cocked" Jack Shaftoe, who rescues a young woman from a harem.
1689. Jack Shaftoe, criminal mastermind, recovers his memory in Algiers, evades galley slavery, and joins a quest for the lost treasure of a Spanish pirate. Meanwhile, Eliza, secret agent and former prisoner in a Turkish harem, is captured by a privateer while trying to escape to England with her baby. She must then navigate the intrigues of the court of Louis XIV, which are less lethal than those of the Inquisition by only a small margin.