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La caida de los gigantes

by Ken Follett

"ESTA ES LA HISTORIA DE MIS ABUELOS Y DE LOS VUESTROS, DE NUESTROS PADRES Y DE NUESTRAS PROPIAS VIDAS. DE ALGUNA FORMA ES LA HISTORIA DE TODOS NOSOTROS". --KEN FOLLETTTras el éxito de Los pilares de la Tierra y Un mundo sin fin, Ken Follett presenta esta gran novela épica que narra la historia de cinco familias durante los años turbulentos de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolución Rusa y la lucha de hombres y mujeres por sus derechos. La historia empieza en 1911, el día de la coronación del rey Jorge V en la abadía de Westminster. El destino de los Williams, una familia minera de Gales, está unido por el amor y la enemistad al de los Fitzherbert, aritócratas y propietarios de unas minas de carbón. Lady Maud Fitzherbert se enamorará de Walter von Ulrich, un joven espía en la embajada alemana de Londres. Sus vidas se entrelazarán con la de un asesor progresista del presidente de Estados Unidos, Woodrow Wilson, y la de dos hermanos rusos a los que la guerra y la revolución les ha arrebatado su sueño de buscar fortuna en América. Desde Washington hasta San Petersburgo, desde la inmundicia y los peligros de las minas de carbón hasta los candelabros lujosos de los palacios de la aristocracia, pasando por los pasillos de la Casa Blanca y el parlamento de Westminster, Ken Follett, en su novela más ambiciosa, nos ofrece un esmerado retrato de una época y de las pasiones que espolearon la vida de sus personajes.

La caiguda dels gegants

by Ken Follett

"Aquesta és la història dels meus avis i dels vostres, dels postres pares i de les postres pròpies vides. Dalguna forma és la historia de tots nosaltres."KEN FOLLETDesprés de lèxit dEls pilars de la terra i Un món sense fi, Ken Follet presenta aquesta gran novel·la èpica que narra la història de cinc famílies durant els turbulents anys de la Primera Guerra Mundial, la Revolució russa i la lluita dhomes i dones pels seus drets.

Code to Zero

by Ken Follett

January, 1958--the darkest hour of the cold war and the early dawn of the space race. On the launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America's best hope to catch up with the Russians--the Explorer I satellite. But at the last moment, the launch is delayed due to weather, even though everyone can see it is a perfectly sunny day.The real reason for the delay rests deep in the mind of NASA scientist who has awoken that morning to find his memory completely erased. Knowing only that he's being followed and watched at every turn, he must find the clues to his own identity before he can discover who is responsible. But even more terrible is the dark secret that they wanted him to forget. A secret that can destroy the Explorer I--and America's future...

A Dangerous Fortune

by Ken Follett

In 1866 tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School when a mysterious accident takes the life of a student. Among the student's circle of friends are Hugh Pilaster; Hugh's older cousin Edward, dissolute heir to the Pilaster banking fortune; and Micky Miranda, the handsome son of a brutal South American oligarchy. The death and its aftermath begin the spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many lives. From the exclusive men's clubs that cater to every dark desire of England's upper classes to the luxurious ballrooms of the manipulators of the world's wealth, Follett conjures up a stunning panorama of intrigue. A Dangerous Fortune brings us characters swept toward a perilous climax where greed, fed by the shocking truth of a young man's death, must be stopped - or the dreams of a nation will die.

Edge of Eternity

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett's Century Trilogy follows the fortunes of five intertwined families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--as they make their way through the twentieth century. It has been called "potent, engrossing" (Publishers Weekly) and "truly epic" (Huffington Post). USA Today said, "You actually feel like you're there." Edge of Eternity, the finale, covers one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, encompassing civil rights, assassinations, Vietnam, the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution--and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffman discovers she's been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for generations... George Jakes, himself bi-racial, bypasses corporate law to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle, but also a much more personal battle... Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is much more dangerous than he'd imagined... Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Khrushchev, becomes an agent for good and for ill as the Soviet Union and the United States race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tania, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw--and into history. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as they add their personal stories and insight to the most defining events of the 20th century. From the opulent offices of the most powerful world leaders to the shabby apartments of those trying to begin a new empire, from the elite clubs of the wealthy and highborn to the passionate protests of a country's most marginalized citizens, this is truly a drama for the ages. With the Century Trilogy, Follett has guided readers through an entire era of history with a master's touch. His unique ability to tell fascinating, brilliantly researched stories that captivate readers and keep them turning the pages is unparalleled. In this climactic and concluding saga, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but now will never seem the same again.

En el blanco

by Ken Follett

Oxenford Medical, empresa farmacéutica escocesa dedicada a la investigación de vacunas contra los virus más peligrosos, se disponea pasar las fiestas navideñas bajo un temporal de nieve. La empresa cuenta con los sistemas más avanzados de seguridad, de modo que, a pesar de algunos sustos, nadie espera ninguna incidencia. También Stanley Oxenford, propietario de la empresa, se dirige a su casa a pasar la noche con sus hijos. Los problemas entre ellos acabarán estallando, pero pronto quedarán olvidados: sin saberlo, todos ellos iban a vivir un infierno. Porque justamente esa noche se produce el robo de un peligrosísimo virus. Los ladrones, sin embargo, quedan atrapados por el temporal. En su errática huida, iban a llegar al peor sitio de todos... Estremecedora, absorbente, En el blanco es una obra maestra del thriller, un género que Follett parece reinventar en cada una de sus novelas. Y esta es particularmente peligrosa: cuando se empieza no puede dejarse.

Eye Of The Needle

by Ken Follett

One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory.Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life.All will come to a terrifying conclusion in Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and the dangerous machinations of the human heart.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Eye of the Needle

by Ken Follett

One enemy spy knows the secret to the Allies' greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin -- code name: "The Needle" -- who holds the key to ultimate Nazi victory. Only one person stands in his way: a lonely Englishwoman on an isolated island, who is beginning to love the killer who has mysteriously entered her life. All will come to a terrifying conclusion in Ken Follett's unsurpassed and unforgettable masterwork of suspense, intrigue, and the dangerous machinations of the human heart.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1)

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett's magnificent new historical epic begins, as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. <P> A thirteen-year-old Welsh boy enters a man's world in the mining pits....An American law student rejected in love finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House.... A housekeeper for the aristocratic Fitzherberts takes a fateful step above her station, while Lady Maud Fitzherbert herself crosses deep into forbidden territory when she falls in love with a German spy....And two orphaned Russian brothers embark on radically different paths when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution. <P> From the dirt and danger of a coal mine to the glittering chandeliers of a palace, from the corridors of power to the bedrooms of the mighty, Fall of Giants takes us into the inextricably entangled fates of five families--and into a century that we thought we knew, but that now will never seem the same again....

The Gentlemen of 16 July

by Ken Follett Rene Louis Maurice

"NO GUNS NO HATRED NO VIOLENCE." Ken Follett and Rene Louis Maurice's exciting account of the European crime of the century.

The Hammer of Eden

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett hits the top of his form with The Hammer of Eden, a state-of-the-art suspense thriller to rival his best. When controversial radio talk host John Truth broadcasts a terrorist threat of a man-made earthquake, few people take it seriously. Crackerjack young FBI agent Judy Maddox is assigned to track down the elusive, sinister group called the Hammer of Eden. Judy's boss, who has a grudge against her, thinks he has given her a waste-of-time assignment. But Judy's research leads her to maverick seismologist Michael Quercus, who gives her the shocking news that it might just be possible for an earthquake to be deliberately triggered. And when a tremor in a remote California desert shows evidence of being machine-generated, Judy knows the threat is terrifyingly real. Suddenly in charge of a life-or-death investigation, Judy must pinpoint the terrorists' next target, with the help of the erratic but attractive Michael. Their compelling romantic drama is played out as they race to beat the terrorist deadline and prevent an unthinkable disaster. Unknown to them, Michael's estranged wife, gorgeous but angry, has fallen under the spell of a clever, sexy cult leader called Priest--and they have stolen from Michael's computer the key data that enables the Hammer of Eden to carry out their cataclysmic threat. Worse still, Michael's son is with his wife--and under the control of Priest. All of them are in mortal jeopardy as Judy and Michael fight to save San Francisco from being brought down in ruins. Ken Follett became a best-selling author in 1978 with the publication ofEye of the Needle,which won the Edgar award and became a major motion picture. He has since written numerous other best-selling thrillers and historical novels, including The Third Twin,and A Place Called Freedom.

Hornet Flight

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett follows his bestsellers Jackdaws and Code to Zero with an extraordinary novel of early days of World War II...It is June 1941 and the war is not going well for England. Across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande an discovers an astonishing sight that will change the momentum of the war. He must get word to England-except that he has no way to get there. He has only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in a ruined church: a plane so decrepit that it is unlikely ever to get off the ground...even if Harald knew how to fly it.

El invierno del mundo

by Ken Follett

"Esta es la historia de mis abuelos y de los vuestros, de nuestros padres y de nuestras propias vidas. De alguna forma es la historia de todos nosotros". --Ken Follett En el año 1933, Berlín es un foco de agitación política y social. Lady Maud, ahora la esposa de Walter von Ulrich y madre de dos hijos, publica en una revista semanal artículos que ridiculizan al Partido Nazi, mientras que Walter manifiesta su oposición en el Parlamento. Sin embargo, parece que nada podrá frenar el poder ascendente de Adolf Hitler. Cuando Ethel Williams y su hijo Lloyd visitan a la familia Von Ulrich, todos serán testigos de la tiranía y la represión de la nueva Alemania.El dominio del Tercer Reich se extenderá hasta Francia y más allá de la frontera rusa. Mientras, en Inglaterra, Lloyd Williams, activista político como su madre, luchará en el ejército británico para intentar frenar el avance de los nazis y se alistará en las brigadas internacionales durante la guerra civil española. En Ty Gwyn, la mansión familiar de los Fitzherbert en Gales, se alojarán los oficiales británicos y, durante su estancia, el teniente Lloyd Williams se sentirá atraído por la mujer de Boy Fitzherbert, la rica heredera americana Daisy Peshkov. En esta magnífica novela épica, Ken Follett conduce al lector a través de una Europa en ruinas, quebrada de nuevo por las guerras y los conflictos ideológicos. Los hijos de las cinco familias protagonistas de La caída de los gigantes forjarán su destino en los años turbulentos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la guerra civil española, el bombardeo de Pearl Harbor y la era de la bomba atómica.

El invierno del mundo

by Ken Follett

"Esta es la historia de mis abuelos y de los vuestros, de nuestros padres y de nuestras propias vidas. De alguna forma es la historia de todos nosotros". --Ken Follett En el año 1933, Berlín es un foco de agitación política y social. Lady Maud, ahora la esposa de Walter von Ulrich y madre de dos hijos, publica en una revista semanal artículos que ridiculizan al Partido Nazi, mientras que Walter manifiesta su oposición en el Parlamento. Sin embargo, parece que nada podrá frenar el poder ascendente de Adolf Hitler. Cuando Ethel Williams y su hijo Lloyd visitan a la familia Von Ulrich, todos serán testigos de la tiranía y la represión de la nueva Alemania.El dominio del Tercer Reich se extenderá hasta Francia y más allá de la frontera rusa. Mientras, en Inglaterra, Lloyd Williams, activista político como su madre, luchará en el ejército británico para intentar frenar el avance de los nazis y se alistará en las brigadas internacionales durante la guerra civil española. En Ty Gwyn, la mansión familiar de los Fitzherbert en Gales, se alojarán los oficiales británicos y, durante su estancia, el teniente Lloyd Williams se sentirá atraído por la mujer de Boy Fitzherbert, la rica heredera americana Daisy Peshkov. En esta magnífica novela épica, Ken Follett conduce al lector a través de una Europa en ruinas, quebrada de nuevo por las guerras y los conflictos ideológicos. Los hijos de las cinco familias protagonistas de La caída de los gigantes forjarán su destino en los años turbulentos de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, la guerra civil española, el bombardeo de Pearl Harbor y la era de la bomba atómica.

Jackdaws

by Ken Follett

D-Day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity "Flick" Clariet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain's most effective operatives in Northern France. She knows that the Germans' ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communications, and in the days before the invasion no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe. But when Flick and her Resistance-leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Code-named the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans-but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know-secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself... Filled with the powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers.

Ken Follett EPIC HISTORICAL COLLECTION

by Ken Follett

This digital edition of the Epic Historical Collection includes #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett's Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

Ken Follett Three Bestsellers: Whiteout, On wing of eagles, Lie down with lions

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett Three Bestsellers: Whiteout, On wing of eagles, Lie down with lions

Ken Follett WORLD WAR II THRILLER COLLECTION

by Ken Follett

Includes: <P> The Key to Rebecca: A brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent is on the loose in Cairo. His mission is to send Rommel's advancing army the secrets that will unlock the city's doors. In all of Cairo, only two people can stop him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a vulnerable young Jewish girl....<P> Jackdaws: Ken Follett once again strikes Nazi pay dirt as a gang of all-female saboteurs go behind German lines.<P> Hornet Flight: It is June 1941 and the war is not going well for England. Across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande an discovers an astonishing sight that will change the momentum of the war. He must get word to England-except that he has no way to get there. He has only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in a ruined church: a plane so decrepit that it is unlikely ever to get off the ground...even if Harald knew how to fly it.

The Key to Rebecca

by Ken Follett

'Our spy in Cairo is the greatest hero of them all... ' Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, September 1942 He is known to the Germans as 'Sphinx', to others as Alex Wolff, a European businessman. He arrives suddenly in Cairo from out of the desert, armed with a radio set, a lethal blade and a copy of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca - a ruthless man with a burning, relentless conviction that he will win at all costs. The stakes are high, for the survival of the British campaign in North Africa is in the balance. Only Major William Vandam, an intelligence officer, and the beautiful courtesan Elene can put an end to Wolff's brilliant clandestine reports of British troop movements and strategic plans. As Rommel's troops come closer to victory, Vandam edges nearer to Wolff and the crucial key. Follett builds tension and suspense to a nerve-tearing pitch as he follows the adversaries across the infernal desert to a confrontation which will determine who wins - and loses - in this deathly struggle.

Lhivern del món

by Ken Follett

THECENTURY«Aquesta és la història dels meus avis i dels vostres, dels nostres pares i de les nostres vides. Dalguna manera, és la història de tots nosaltres.»Ken FollettDesprés de lèxit mundial de La Caiguda dels gegants, Ken Follett presenta la segona entrega de la trilogia "The Century". En aquesta novel·la narra la història dels fills de les cinc famílies protagonistes des de les vigílies de la Segona Guerra Mundial fins als inicis de la Guerra Freda. El nazisme, la invasió de la Unió Soviètica, latac a Pearl Harbor, la guerra civil espanyola i el desenvolupament de la bomba atòmica són alguns dels esdeveniments que marcaran les seves vides.

Lie Down with Lions

by Ken Follett

Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the cold war, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan--to the moment of truth and deadly decision for all of them...

The Man From St. Petersburg

by Ken Follett

A brilliant thriller about World War I. Once again Follett pitches two awesome adversaries into deadly battle: Walden, peer of the realm and stalwart of the British Empire, and Feliks, son of a poor Russian priest, who bows to no monarch, no government, no love, except the one frozen in his heart. In 1914 Kaiser Wilhelm's Germany arms for war; England and France hastily prepare their defenses. But each side needs Russia-Germany for support in the East, the allies to encompass and contain the aggressive Hun. In Russia's decision lies victory or defeat. At this volatile moment when the balance of Western power shifts and wavers, Follett takes us into a Mayfair drawing room where the Earl of Walden and young Winston Churchill await a Romanov envoy: Prince Orlov.

The Modigliani Scandal

by Ken Follett

A fabulous "lost masterpiece" becomes the ultimate prize for an art historian whose ambition consumes everyone around her, an angry young painter with a plan for revenge on the art establishment, and a desperate gallery owner who may have double-crossed his own life away...

Un mundo sin fin

by Ken Follett

La esperadísima novela de Ken Follett, autor con más de 90 millones de lectores Dos siglos después de la construcción de la magnífica catedral gótica en Los pilares de la Tierra, Follett nos devuelve a la ciudad de Kingsbridge. En una época rota por guerras y epidemias, Follett sigue las vidas de cuatro personajes: Gwenda, hija de un ladrón, luchará por el hombre al que ama; Caris estudia para convertirse en doctora, aunque esto esté prohibido a las mujeres; Merthin, un aprendiz de carpintero, se convierte en el más extraordinario arquitecto de Kingsbridge; y Ralph, violento y vengativo, llega al poder por sus hazañas en las guerras contra Francia. En un mundo donde aquellos que defienden la tradición se enfrentan a las mentes más progresivas, Follett teje una historia de amor y odio, de ambición y venganza, donde el suspense y la tensión se desarrollan en medio del desolador ambiente de la peste negra.

Night Over Water

by Ken Follett

On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain has declared war, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper, bound for New York: an English aristocrat, fleeing with his family and a fortune in jewels; a German scientist, escaping from the Nazis; a murderer under FBI escort; a young wife running away from a domineering husband; and a handsome, unscrupulous thief . . . 'Master of the romantic thriller' Daily Telegraph 'The opulent interior of the first airliner on a transatlantic flight from England to New York in war-darkened 1939 is the setting for Follett's high-flying caper, guaranteed to hold the reader in their seat . . . the master of epic suspense spins an excruciatingly taut drama, a whirlwind of romance and intrigue . . . His best since Eye of the Needle' Publishers Weekly

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