Atomic Love

Atomic Love


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The stunning novel about our fiercest loyalties, deepest desires and the power of forgiveness.

Chicago, 1950: Rosalind Porter is unfulfilled, heartbroken and angry.

Five years ago her career as a scientist was sabotaged by the man who also broke her heart: former Manhattan Project colleague Thomas Weaver.

Now, out of the blue, Thomas gets back in touch: he urgently needs to see her.

Rosalind is wary, can she let him back into her life and risk being hurt all over again?

But then someone changes her mind - FBI agent Charlie Szydlo.

He suspects Thomas of selling atomic secrets to Russia, and he needs her help to find out the truth.

But is it the truth about what Thomas might have done or the truth about his feelings for her that really matters? And at the back of her mind is Charlie - a good man whose pain she is drawn to healing.

Torn between two men, Rosalind faces a heartbreaking choice . . .

© Jennie Fields 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


  • Science, love, espionage, and a heroine who carves a strong path in the world of men. There is nothing left to want
    Ann Patchett

About the author

Jennie Fields

Jennie Fields received an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and is the author of the novels Lily Beach, Crossing Brooklyn Ferry, The Middle Ages, and The Age of Desire. A Chicago native, Fields was inspired by her own mother's work as a University of Chicago-trained biochemist in the 1950s. Fields now lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
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