Bomb - The Gatekeeper - Two Inside Summary & Analysis

Steve Sheinkin
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In The Gatekeeper, a single mother named Dorothy McKibben lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico. A local businessman offered her a job as a secretary but offered few details about the job. She agreed to an interview. A man who didn't identify himself interviewed her and she was so enamored with his personality that she accepted the job. Her job was to be the “gatekeeper” who helped arriving scientists find their way to the Low Alamos headquarters. She had a series of instructions, including that they were never to refer to each other as “doctor” to avoid drawing attention to themselves. Sometimes people would stop in and ask McKibben but she always feigned ignorance.

Despite the safeguards, the people of the area knew there was something going on at the Los Alamos site. There were lots of military trucks and...

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