Ken Follett is world famous for his bestselling suspense novels and his extraordinary nonfiction thriller On Wings of Eagles. Here, in its first American edition, is Paper Money, a little-known early Follett published pseudonymously in England before the author gained his international fame. Three seemingly independent events occur on a single morning in London: An MP wakes up after spending the night with a beautiful young woman he picked up at a bar; a tycoon meets a Bank of England official for breakfast; and a criminal briefs his crew. None of these are noteworthy enough to satisfy the editors of the Evening Post, who are looking for the story that will sell their edition. As the day progresses, however, these avaricious characters become integral members of a larger conspiracy, while an enterprising young journalist struggles to unravel it. On this one memorable day fortunes change hands and political reputations are tarnished Ken Follett has portrayed the pivotal day on which the greed and adultery of disparate characters create a race against the clock for paper money originally bound for the shredder. This chilling chronology of a single day displays Follett's well-known talent for intricate plots and swift character portraits. With an introduction by the author written especially for the American edition, Paper Money will be an exciting discovery for Follett's enthusiastic fans.
Situado en la Inglaterra del siglo XII, el clásico medieval de Ken Follett nos transporta a la ciudad de Kingsbridge, donde contra un trasfondo de luchas religiosas, se alza una gloriosa catedral gótica y se entrecruzan las vidas y ambiciones de cinco hombres y mujeres, creando una hechizante historia de poder,amor y muerte. Los pilares de la Tierraes el hechizante bestseller de Ken Follett y constituye una excepcional evocación de una época de reyes, damas, caballeros, castillos, pugnas feudales, y sobre todo, violentas pasiones.
View our Ken Follett feature page.Learn more about The Pillars of the Earth miniseries on Starz.A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, this historical epic--a twelfth-century tale of the building of a mighty Gothic cathedral--stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity
A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett's classic historical masterpiece. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... and of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. 'Enormous and brilliant... this mammoth tale seems to touch all human emotion - love and hate, loyalty and treachery, hope and despair. This is truly a novel to get lost in' Cosmopolitan 'A historical saga of such breadth and density... Follett succeeds brilliantly in combining hugeness and detail to create a novel imbued with the rawness, violence and blind faith of the era' Sunday Express
In a brutal world, charismatic rebel miner Mack McAsh - a slave by birth - is a man with the courage to stand up for what is right, and the strength to stick by his beliefs. Independent, rebellious Lizzie Hallim, meanwhile, is engaged to Jay Jamisson, the ruthless landlord's son and heir to an exploitative business empire. Born into separate worlds, Mack and Lizzie are thrown together when Mack becomes an enemy of the state and is forced to flee his homeland. Lizzie aids his escape, and it is not long before passions rage in the old world as well as the new . . . Set in an era of turbulent social changes, A Place Called Freedomis a magnificent novel from the undisputed master of suspense and drama, Ken Follett. 'A compulsive, sweeping adventure' Today 'Gripping historical narrative' San Francisco Chronicle
Through her research on twins and the genetic components of aggression, scientist Jeannie Ferrami makes a startling discovery. Using a restricted FBI database, she finds two young men who appear to be identical twins: Steve, a law student, and Dennis: a convicted murderer. Yet they were born on different days, to different mothers, in hospitals hundreds of miles apart.As Ferrami delves into their backgrounds, she unwittingly locks horns with some of the most powerful forces in America, including the university where she works, The New York Times, even the Pentagon. What secret has Ferrami uncovered? Can she trust her boss and mentor, or must she put her life in the hands of Steve Logan, the twin she finds herself falling in love with--even though he's surrounded by intrigue and suspicion? But one thing is certain: There are those who will stop at nothing to keep their chilling conspiracy in the shadows. . . .From the Paperback edition.
A New York Times bestselling novel of international suspense and terror from the author of Edge of Eternity and Eye of the Needle...As Egypt comes closer and closer to developing a nuclear bomb, the Mossad's number-one Israeli agent is given an impossible mission: to beat the Arabs in the nuclear arms race by finding and stealing 200 tons of uranium. The world's balance of power will shift. And the Mossad, KGB, Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists will play out the final, violent moves in this devastating game where the price of failure is nuclear holocaust....
From Ken Follett-the #1 name in electrifying international suspense-comes a remarkable novel of intrigue and doomsday possibilities. The world's balance of power is about to shift dangerously as the ultimate weapon nears completion in a secret facility in the heart of the desert. Across the globe, operatives from the great nations set a deadly game in motion, covertly maneuvering pawns and kings to achieve a frightening advantage-while terrorists and their hunters prepare for the contest's final, bloody moves. And one man-a razor-sharp master of disguise, deceit, and triple-cross-must somehow do the impossible: steal 200 tons of uranium without any of the other players discovering the theft. The clock is ticking. And the price of failure is Apocalypse.
From Ken Follett--the #1 name in electrifying international suspense--comes a remarkable novel of intrigue and doomsday possibilities.The world's balance of power is about to shift dangerously as the ultimate weapon nears completion in a secret facility in the heart of the desert. Across the globe, operatives from the great nations set a deadly game in motion, covertly maneuvering pawns and kings to achieve a frightening advantage--while terrorists and their hunters prepare for the contest's final, bloody moves. And one man--a razor-sharp master of disguise, deceit, and triple-cross--must somehow do the impossible: steal 200 tons of uranium without any of the other players discovering the theft.The clock is ticking.And the price of failure is Apocalypse.
Like no other suspense author in his genre, Follett reinvents the thriller with each new storyline. But nothing matches the intricate, knife-edge drama of Whiteout. A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes.
Ken Follett's Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary historical epic Century Trilogy, was an international sensation, acclaimed as "sweeping and fascinating, a book that will consume you for days or weeks" (USA Today). Now Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families--American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh--enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs and the beginning of the long Cold War. Carla von Ulrich, born of German and English parents, finds her life engulfed by the Nazi tide, until daring to commit a deed of great courage and heartbreak....American brothers Woody and Chuck Dewar, each with a secret, take separate paths to momentous events, one in Washington, the other in the bloody jungles of the Pacific....English student Lloyd Williams discovers in the crucible of the Spanish Civil War that he must fight Communism just as hard as Fascism....Daisy Peshkov, a driven social climber, cares only for popularity and the fast set, until war transforms her life, while her cousin Volodya carves out a position in Soviet intelligence that will affect not only this war but also the war to come.
In this "epic" (The Denver Post) sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, it is now two centuries after the townspeople of Kingsbridge have finished building its exquisite Gothic cathedral. And on a cold November day, four children slip into the forest and witness a killing--an event that will braid their lives together by ambition, love, greed, and revenge....
On the day after Halloween, in the year 1327, four children slip away from the cathedral city of Kingsbridge. They are a thief, a bully, a boy genius and a girl who wants to be a doctor. In the forest they see two men killed. As adults, their lives will be braided together by ambition, love, greed and revenge. They will see prosperity and famine, plague and war. One boy will travel the world but come home in the end; the other will be a powerful, corrupt nobleman. One girl will defy the might of the medieval church; the other will pursue an impossible love. And always they will live under the long shadow of the unexplained killing they witnessed on that fateful childhood day.<P> Ken Follett's masterful epic "The Pillars of the Earth" enchanted millions of readers with its compelling drama of war, passion and family conflict set around the building of a cathedral. Now "World Without End" takes the readers back to medieval Kingsbridge two centuries later, as the men, women and children of the city once again grapple with the devastating sweep of historical change
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