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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

Three days that could change the world's political landscape.. .A man wakes up to find himself lying on the ground in a railway station, his mind stripped bare of all recollection. He has no idea how he got there. He does not even know his own name. Convinced he is a drunken down and out, it isn't until a newspaper report about a satellite launch catches his eye that he begins to suspect all is not what it seems...The year is 1958, and America is about to launch its first satellite, in a desperate attempt to match the Soviet Sputnik and regain the lead in the space race. As Luke Lucas gradually unravels the mystery of his amnesia, he realizes that his fate is bound up with that of the rocket that stands ready on launch pad 26B at Cape Canaveral. And as he relearns the story of his life, he uncovers long-kept secrets about his wife, his best friend and the woman he once loved more than life itself...

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.

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.

Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy #1)

by Ken Follett

The first novel in The Century Trilogy, Fall of Giants follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage. Thirteen-year-old Billy Williams enters a man's world in the Welsh mining pits... Gus Dewar, an American law student rejected in love, finds a surprising new career in Woodrow Wilson's White House... two orphaned Russian brothers, Grigori and Lev Peshkov, embark on radically different paths half a world apart when their plan to emigrate to America falls afoul of war, conscription, and revolution... Billy's sister, Ethel, 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 Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German embassy in London. These characters and many others find their lives inextricably entangled as, in a saga of unfolding drama and intriguing complexity, Fall of Giants moves seamlessly from Washington to St. Petersburg, 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. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion. It is destined to be a new classic. In future volumes of The Century Trilogy, subsequent generations of the same families will travel through the great events of the rest of the twentieth century, changing themselves - and the century itself. With passion and the hand of a master, Follett brings us into a world we thought we knew, but 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

Harald Olufsen an 18-year-old physics student stumbles into espionage when he accidentally discovers a secret German radar installation on the island where he lives.

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

In his own bestselling tradition of Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Ken Follett once again strikes Nazi pay dirt as a gang of all-female saboteurs go behind German lines.

The Key To Rebecca

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett's The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than fifteen years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written. 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....

Key to Rebecca, The

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

Two men on opposite sides of the cold war-and the woman torn between them...in a triangle of passion and deception that moved from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan...to the moment of naked 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

The name Ken Follett became world-famous upon the publication of Eye of the Needle, which was followed by a series of best-selling suspense novels and the author's extraordinary nonfiction thriller On Wings of Eagles. Now, in its first American edition, here is The Modigliani Scandal, a little-known early Follett published pseudonymously in England before its author gained his international fame. It has been rumored that Modigliani, whose elongated, haunting women are as eternally provocative as the Mona Lisa, created artworks that were lost to the world. In the Modigliani scandal, Follett enters the salons of international art and unfolds a story of intrigue and treachery involving the existence of an unknown masterpiece. One can see in this early work the swift character portraits and taut, layered plot that have become Follett's trademarks. The remarkable cast of players is a roster of art-world and netherworld inhabitants, including a young painter whose genius is about to explode upon the scene in unexpected ways. Here is a chilling tale where fortunes are at the mercy of a brushstroke and peril hovers at the side of long-dead masters. With an introduction by the author written especially for the American edition. Follett's enthusiastic fans will find The Modigliani Scandal an exciting discovery.

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

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

On Wings Of Eagles

by Ken Follett

Paper Money

by Ken Follett

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.

Los pilares de la Tierra

by Ken Follett

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.

The Pillars of the Earth (Pillars of the Earth #1)

by Ken Follett

Ken Follett is known worldwide as the master of split-second suspense. Now, in The Pillars of the Earth, he reaches beyond the expected to achieve his most brilliant and remarkable novel. Everything his readers expect from Follett is here: intrigue, fast-paced action and passionate romance. But what makes The Pillars of the Earth extraordinary is the time - the twelfth century; the place -feudal England and the subject-the building of a Gothic cathedral. The author has recreated the crude, flamboyant England of the Middle Ages-in every detail. The forests, the walled town, the castles and the monasteries become a familiar landscape. Against this richly imagined and intricately interwoven backdrop, filled with the ravages of war and the rhythms of daily life, the master storyteller draws the reader irresistibly into the intertwined lives of his characters - into their dreams, their labors and their loves: Tom, the master builder,- Aliena the ravishingly beautiful noblewoman,- Philip, the prior of Kingsbridge,- Jack, the artist in stone,- and Ellen, the woman of the forest who casts a terrifying curse. From humble stonemason to imperious monarch, each character is vividly brought to life. The building of the cathedral, with the almost eerie artistry of the unschooled stonemasons, is the center of the drama. Around the site of this construction, Follett weaves a story of betrayal, revenge and love, which begins with the public hanging of an innocent man and ends with the humiliation of a king. At once a sensuous and enduring love story and an epic that shines with the fierce spirit of a passionate age, The Pillars of the Earth is without doubt Ken Follett's masterpiece.

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