The Enigma Game


by Elizabeth Wein (Author)

Book Cover for The Enigma Game

   Book 2   
Pages: 320

An exhilarating, unmissable thriller that finds three very different young adults united to decode a secret that could turn the tide of World War II.

Facing a seemingly endless war, fifteen-year-old Louisa Adair wants to fight back, make a difference, do something--anything to escape the Blitz and the ghosts of her parents, who were killed by enemy action. But when she accepts a position caring for an elderly German woman in the small village of Windyedge, Scotland, it hardly seems like a meaningful contribution. 
 
Still, the war feels closer than ever in Windyedge, where Ellen McEwen, a volunteer driver with the Royal Air Force, and Jamie Beaufort-Stuart, a flight leader for the 648 Squadron, are facing a barrage of unbreakable code and enemy attacks they can't anticipate. Their paths converge when a German pilot lands in Windyedge under mysterious circumstances and plants a key that leads Louisa to an unparalleled discovery: an Enigma machine that translates German code. 
 
Louisa, Ellen, and Jamie must work together to unravel a puzzle that could turn the tide of the war--but doing so will put them directly in the cross-hairs of the enemy. 
 
Featuring beloved characters from Code Name Verity and The Pearl Thief, as well as a remarkable new voice, this brilliant, breathlessly plotted novel by award-winning author Elizabeth Wein is a must-read.

Code Name Verity Cycle Series—Summary and Book Order

Series: Code Name Verity Cycle
Reading level: 14+
Books in series: 4
Read in order? No
Tags: historical  war  action  spy  suspense  friendship 

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Books in series order

1.   The Pearl Thief  (2017)
2.   The Enigma Game  (2020)
3.   Code Name Verity  (2012)
4.   Rose Under Fire  (2013)