"There's a project" the man told Hall. "It's quite important work, and they need some more hands." Hall asked for a bit more detail. The man shook his head, saying only that the project was war-related and top secret.'pg 132.
Hall's new job was to figure out what happened to a ball of metal when it was surrounded by explosives and blown inward. Working in a small wooden cabin, he assembled test bomb cores that were about the size of a basketball.' pg 157.
Are you Helen?
'Ted Hall sat with a group of soldiers in the back of an army truck on the edge of the trinity site. Hall wasn't important enough to get an invitation to see the test up close. Instead, he was assigned to an army rescue crew.' pg 179
'Finally, a month after Lona Cohen arrived in New Mexico, Hall spent a quiet Sunday morning in his office, preparing the promised papers. Knowing his lab partner, Philip Koontz, was on a picnic that day, Hall expected to be alone. He spread top-secret bomb plans on his desk so he can refer to them as he wrote up his report.' pg 209.
' Later that day Hall took a bus to the University of New Mexico campus. He'd been told to look for a women with a magazine poking out of her purse. She would answer to the name "Helen".' pg 210.
'Ted Hall was the one who got away. After war, Hall decided to return to school and began working toward his PhD in Physics at the University of Chicago. There he met and fell in love with a student named Joan.' pg 229.