Set during the thrilling social change of the mid-1950s, The Bletchley Circle: San Francisco captures the lives of four remarkable women gifted with extraordinary intelligence, breathtaking capacity for pattern recognition, and a genius for decryption. Years after secretly serving during WWII as code-breakers tasked with penetrating the Axis Powers’ secret communications, they turn their skills to solving murders overlooked by police. In the process they are plunged into fascinating corners of the city, forge powerful relationships, and rediscover their own powers and potential. Our women achieve justice not only for the victims, but also for themselves as they carve out new lives in the wider world.
Having uncovered a covert system of police corruption, the women must go it alone, crafting a complex sting operation in order to draw out two warring factions and see justice done. Time is precious, as their investigations have triggered deportation proceedings that could soon send Jean and Millie back to the UK.
A death in the Big Bop Club brings an international incident right to their doorstep, while the women grapple with Jean's sudden disappearance. Reeling from betrayals, Iris and Hailey work with Millie to plan a daring undercover operation to find Jean and expose Cold War treachery.