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Una fortuna peligrosa

by Ken Follett

In 1866, tragedy strikes at the exclusive Windfield School. A young student drowns in a mysterious accident involving a small circle of boys. The drowning and its aftermath initiates a spiraling circle of treachery that will span three decades and entwine many loves.

Una fortuna peligrosa

by Ken Follett

La riqueza de los Pilaster se basaba en el banco de la familia, una de las más sólidas y repetables instituciones financieras del Londres victoriano. En torno al consejo de administración, que preside el anciano Seth Pilaster, giran las ambiciones de la familia, sobre todo las de Augusta, su maliciosa nuera, y las de Hugh, nieto de Seth. Augusta, junto a su falta de escrúpulos, cuenta con la alianza de Miguel Miranda, vástago de una brutal familia de caciques sudamericanos que desea contar con el apoyo del banco para sus proyectos de dominio. La lucha entre la perfidia de Augusta y la tradición de honrandez de Hugh maracará durante treinta años los destinos del banco.

Una fortuna peligrosa

by Ken Follett

Una fortuna peligrosa es un juego de pasiones encontradas llevado con brío y penetración, así como una aguda recreación de los esplendores y miserias de las altas finanzas. Una obra llamada a sorprender a los admiradores de ese gran novelista que es Ken Follet. La riqueza de los Pilaster se basaba en el banco de la familia, una de las más sólidas y respetables instituciones financieras del Londres victoriano. En torno al consejo de administración, que preside el anciano Seth Pilaster, giran las ambiciones de la familia, sobre todo las de Augusta, su maliciosa nuera, y las de Hugh, nieto de Seth. Augusta, junto a su falta de escrúpulos, cuenta con la alianza de Miguel Miranda, vástago de una brutal familia de caciques sudamericanos que desea contar con el apoyo del banco para sus proyectos de dominio. La lucha entre la perfidia de Augusta y la tradición de honradez de Hugh marcará durante treinta años los destinos delbanco. Reseña:«Un modelo perfecto de construcción de intriga, con una fenomenal progresión dramática.»The New York Times

Una fortuna peligrosa

by Ken Follett

Una fortuna peligrosa es un juego de pasiones encontradas llevado con brío y penetración, así como una aguda recreación de los esplendores y miserias de las altas finanzas. Una obra llamada a sorprender a los admiradores de ese gran novelista que es Ken Follet. La riqueza de los Pilaster se basaba en el banco de la familia, una de las más sólidas y respetables instituciones financieras del Londres victoriano. En torno al consejo de administración, que preside el anciano Seth Pilaster, giran las ambiciones de la familia, sobre todo las de Augusta, su maliciosa nuera, y las de Hugh, nieto de Seth. Augusta, junto a su falta de escrúpulos, cuenta con la alianza de Miguel Miranda, vástago de una brutal familia de caciques sudamericanos que desea contar con el apoyo del banco para sus proyectos de dominio. La lucha entre la perfidia de Augusta y la tradición de honradez de Hugh marcará durante treinta años los destinos delbanco. Reseña:«Un modelo perfecto de construcción de intriga, con una fenomenal progresión dramática.»The New York Times

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.

El hombre de San Petersburgo

by Ken Follett

El hombre de San Petersburgo es una de las novelas más apasionantes del célebre autor de Los pilares de la Tierra En 1914 el mundo estaba en vísperas de la Gran Guerra. Tanto Francia e Inglaterra como los imperios centrales trataban de conseguir el apoyo de Rusia, que podía decidir el desenlace de la futura contienda. En esos instantes cruciales de la historia, lord Walden y el joven Winston Churchill esperaban la llegada del príncipe Orlov, enviado del zar en misión secreta. Pero el príncipe no fue el único en llegar a Londres, pues un enigmático personaje procedente de Siberia le seguía los pasos...

El hombre de San Petersburgo

by Ken Follett

El hombre de San Petersburgo es una de las novelas más apasionantes del célebre autor de Los pilares de la Tierra. En 1914 el mundo estaba en vísperas de la Gran Guerra. Tanto Francia e Inglaterra como los imperios centrales trataban de conseguir el apoyo de Rusia, que podía decidir el desenlace de la futura contienda. En esos instantes cruciales de la historia, lord Walden y el joven Winston Churchill esperaban la llegada del príncipe Orlov, enviado del zar en misión secreta. Pero el príncipe no fue el único en llegar a Londres, pues un enigmático personaje procedente de Siberia le seguía los pasos...

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.

La isla de las tormentas

by Ken Follett

En el año 1944, los aliados preparan en secreto una de las mayores operaciones militares de la historia: la invasión de la Europa ocupada por los nazis. Henry Faber, espía alemán, descubre que el desembarco se efectuará en Normandía e intenta llevar la noticia al Alto Mando alemán, pero nunca llegará a su destino...

La isla de las tormentas

by Ken Follett

Un apasionante thriller bélico de Ken Follet ambientado en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En el año 1944 los aliados preparan en secreto una de las mayores operaciones militares de la historia: la invasión de la Europa ocupada por los nazis. Henry Faber, espía alemán, descubre que el desembarco se efectuará en Normadía e intenta llevar la noticia al Alto Mando alemán, pero nunca llegará a su destino... La crítica ha dicho...«Una novela de espionaje del más alto nivel.»Baltimore Sun «Un suspense extraordinario con el que el corazón dará mil vuelcos y los nervios estarán a flor de piel.»Los Angeles Times

La isla de las tormentas

by Ken Follett

Un apasionante thriller bélico de Ken Follet ambientado en la Segunda Guerra Mundial. En el año 1944 los aliados preparan en secreto una de las mayores operaciones militares de la historia: la invasión de la Europa ocupada por los nazis. Henry Faber, espía alemán, descubre que el desembarco se efectuará en Normadía e intenta llevar la noticia al Alto Mando alemán, pero nunca llegará a su destino... La crítica ha dicho...«Una novela de espionaje del más alto nivel.»Baltimore Sun «Un suspense extraordinario con el que el corazón dará mil vuelcos y los nervios estarán a flor de piel.»Los Angeles Times

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.

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.From the Hardcover edition.

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

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

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

His code name: "The Sphinx." His mission: to send Rommel's advancing army the secrets that would unlock the doors to Cairo...and the ultimate Nazi triumph in the war. And in all of Cairo, only two people could stop this brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent. One was a down-on-his-luck English officer no one would listen to. The other was a young Jewish girl...

The Key to Rebecca

by Ken Follett

His code name: "The Sphinx." His mission: to send Rommel's advancing army the secrets that would unlock the doors to Cairo...and the ultimate Nazi triumph in the war. And in all of Cairo, only two people could stop this brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent. One was a down-on-his-luck English officer no one would listen to. The other was a young Jewish girl...

The Key to Rebecca

by Ken Follett

His code name: "The Sphinx." His mission: To send Rommel's advancing army the secrets that will unlock the doors to Cairo . . . and ultimate Nazi triumph in the war. And in all of Cairo, only two people can stop this brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a young Jewish girl. . . .From the Paperback edition.

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.

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