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A Column Of Fire
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Absorbing . . . impossible to resist.” —The Washington Post As Europe erupts, can one young spy protect his queen? #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with his magnificent new epic, A Column of Fire. In 1558, the ancient stones of Kingsbridge Cathedral look down on a city torn apart by religious conflict. As power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and love. Ned Willard wants nothing more than to marry Margery Fitzgerald. But when the lovers find themselves on opposing sides of the religious conflict dividing the country, Ned goes to work for Princess Elizabeth. When she becomes queen, all Europe turns against England. The shrewd, determined young monarch sets up the country’s first secret service to give her early warning of assassination plots, rebellions, and invasion plans. Over a turbulent half century, the love between Ned and Margery seems doomed as extremism sparks violence from Edinburgh to Geneva. Elizabeth clings to her throne and her principles, protected by a small, dedicated group of resourceful spies and courageous secret agents. The real enemies, then as now, are not the rival religions. The true battle pitches those who believe in tolerance and compromise against the tyrants who would impose their ideas on everyone else—no matter what the cost. Set during one of the most turbulent and revolutionary times in history, A Column of Fire is one of Follett’s most exciting and ambitious works yet. It will delight longtime fans of the Kingsbridge series and is the perfect introduction for readers new to Ken Follett.
More books by Ken Follett
New York Times Bestseller The new must-read epic from master storyteller Ken Follett: more than a thriller, it’s an action-packed, globe-spanning drama set in the present day. “A compelling story, and only too realistic.” —Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary “Every catastrophe begins with a little problem that doesn’t get fixed.” So says Pauline Green, president of the United States, in Follett’s nerve-racking drama of international tension. A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert; a stolen US Army drone; an uninhabited Japanese island; and one country’s secret stash of deadly chemical poisons: all these play roles in a relentlessly escalating crisis. Struggling to prevent the outbreak of world war are a young woman intelligence officer; a spy working undercover with jihadists; a brilliant Chinese spymaster; and Pauline herself, beleaguered by a populist rival for the next president election. Never is an extraordinary novel, full of heroines and villains, false prophets and elite warriors, jaded politicians and opportunistic revolutionaries. It brims with cautionary wisdom for our times, and delivers a visceral, heart-pounding read that transports readers to the brink of the unimaginable.
2. The Evening And The Morning
#1 New York Times Bestseller An Amazon Best Book of 2020 A thrilling and addictive new novel–a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth–set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages “Just as transporting as [The Pillars of the Earth] . . . A most welcome addition to the Kingsbridge series.” –The Washington Post It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett’s masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.
3. Las Tinieblas y el Alba / the Evening and Th Morning
LA PRECUELA DEL ÉXITO MUNDIAL LOS PILARES DE LA TIERRA En Las tinieblas y el alba, Ken Follett embarca al lector en un épico viaje que termina donde Los pilares de la Tierra comienza. Año 997, finales de la Edad Oscura. Inglaterra se enfrenta a los ataques de los galeses por el oeste y de los vikingos por el este. La vida es difícil y aquellos que ostentan algo de poder lo ejercen con puño de hierro y, a menudo, en conflicto con el propio rey. En estos tiempos turbulentos, tres vidas se entrecruzan: el joven constructor de barcos Edgar, a punto de fugarse con la mujer a la que ama, comprende que su futuro será muy diferente a lo que había imaginado cuando su hogar es arrasado por los vikingos; Ragna, la rebelde hija de un noble normando, acompaña a su marido a una nueva tierra al otro lado del mar solo para descubrir que las costumbres allí son peligrosamente distintas; y Aldred, un monje idealista, sueña con transformar su humilde abadía en un centro de saber admirado en toda Europa. Los tres se verán abocados a un enfrentamiento con el despiadado obispo Wynstan, decidido a aumentar su poder a cualquier precio. El gran maestro de la narrativa de acción y suspense nos transporta al ocaso de una época violenta y brutal y el comienzo de un nuevo tiempo en un monumental y emocionante relato de ambición y rivalidad, nacimiento y muerte, amor y odio. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a thrilling and addictive new novel–a prequel to The Pillars of the Earth–set in England at the dawn of a new era: the Middle Ages It is 997 CE, the end of the Dark Ages. England is facing attacks from the Welsh in the west and the Vikings in the east. Those in power bend justice according to their will, regardless of ordinary people and often in conflict with the king. Without a clear rule of law, chaos reigns. In these turbulent times, three characters find their lives intertwined. A young boatbuilder’s life is turned upside down when the only home he’s ever known is raided by Vikings, forcing him and his family to move and start their lives anew in a small hamlet where he does not fit in. . . . A Norman noblewoman marries for love, following her husband across the sea to a new land, but the customs of her husband’s homeland are shockingly different, and as she begins to realize that everyone around her is engaged in a constant, brutal battle for power, it becomes clear that a single misstep could be catastrophic. . . . A monk dreams of transforming his humble abbey into a center of learning that will be admired throughout Europe. And each in turn comes into dangerous conflict with a clever and ruthless bishop who will do anything to increase his wealth and power. Thirty years ago, Ken Follett published his most popular novel, The Pillars of the Earth. Now, Follett’s masterful new prequel The Evening and the Morning takes us on an epic journey into a historical past rich with ambition and rivalry, death and birth, love and hate, that will end where The Pillars of the Earth begins.
“The wonderful cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris, one of the greatest achievements of European civilization, was on fire. The sight dazed and disturbed us profoundly. I was on the edge of tears. Something priceless was dying in front of our eyes. The feeling was bewildering, as if the earth was shaking.” —Ken Follett “[A] treasure of a book.” —The New Yorker In this short, spellbinding book, international bestselling author Ken Follett describes the emotions that gripped him when he learned about the fire that threatened to destroy one of the greatest cathedrals in the world—the Notre-Dame de Paris. Follett then tells the story of the cathedral, from its construction to the role it has played across time and history, and he reveals the influence that the Notre-Dame had upon cathedrals around the world and on the writing of one of Follett’s most famous and beloved novels, The Pillars of the Earth. Ken Follett will donate his proceeds from this book to the charity La Fondation du Patrimoine.
5. The Modigliani Scandal
A high-speed, high-stakes thriller from Ken Follett, the grand master of international action and suspense. 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. Behind the elegance and glamour of the art world, anything goes—theft, forgery, betrayal, and maybe even murder. . . .
6. Paper Money
An explosive novel of high finance and underworld villainy from Ken Follett, the grand master of international action and suspense. Crime, high finances, and journalism are interconnected in this early thriller by the author of On Wings of Eagles and Lie Down With Lions. In one suspenseful, action-packed day, fortunes change hands as an ambitious young reporter scrambles to crack the story. A suicidal junior minister, an avaricious tycoon, and a seasoned criminal with his team of tough guys all play their parts in a scheme that moves “paper money” around at a dizzying pace.
7. Eye Of The Needle
The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, A Column of Fire, and The Evening and the Morning His code name was “The Needle.” He was a German aristocrat of extraordinary intelligence—a master spy with a legacy of violence in his blood, and the object of the most desperate manhunt in history. . . . But his fate lay in the hands of a young and vulnerable English woman, whose loyalty, if swayed, would assure his freedom—and win the war for the Nazis. . . .
8. World Without End
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.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. World Without End takes 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.World Without End is followed by the third of Ken Follett’s Kingsbridge novels, A Column of Fire.
Una novela electrizante a partir de un suceso real. Una misi�n crucial: hacer desaparecer el barco que transporta el uranio que Egipto necesita para poseer la bomba at�mica… Net Dickstein, uno de los mejores agentes secretos israel�es, tiene una misi�n crucial: hacer desaparecer el barco que transporta el uranio que Egipto necesita para poseer la bomba at�mica. Ciertamente una misi�n casi imposible, ya que egipcios y palestinos no est�n dispuestos a contemplar pasivamente c�mo se esfuma su gran baza para inclinar a su favor el conflicto de Oriente Medio. Una novela electrizante a partir de un suceso real. La cr�tica ha dicho… �Estremecedora.� New York Times �Fascinante.� The Washington Post ENGLISH DESCRIPTION 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 two hundred tons of uranium. The world’s balance of power will shift. And the Mossad, the KGB, the Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists will play out the final, violent moves in this devastating game where the price of failure is a nuclear holocaust. . .
10. Edge Of Eternity
Ken Follett’s extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career 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 a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he’d imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history.
11. The Pillars of the Earth
#1 New York Times Bestseller Oprah’s Book Club Selection The “extraordinary . . . monumental masterpiece” (Booklist) that changed the course of Ken Follett’s already phenomenal career—and begins where its prequel, The Evening and the Morning, ended. “Follett risks all and comes out a clear winner,” extolled Publishers Weekly on the release of The Pillars of the Earth. A departure for the bestselling thriller writer, the historical epic stunned readers and critics alike with its ambitious scope and gripping humanity. Today, it stands as a testament to Follett’s unassailable command of the written word and to his universal appeal. 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. 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 historical masterpiece.
12. Ken Follett’s the Century Trilogy Trade Paperback Boxed Set
The #1 New York Times bestselling historical epic, the Century Trilogy, now in one deluxe boxed set. Ken Follett follows the fortunes of five international families–American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh–as they make their way through the 20th century. The boxed set includes all three volumes: Fall of Giants, Winter of the World, and Edge of Eternity. [Follett] is a commanding storyteller who has taken on an impossibly large task and accomplished it with passion, intelligence, and skill. –The Washington Post Follett is masterly in conveying so much drama and historical information so vividly . . . grippingly told. –The New York Times Book Review Look out for Ken’s newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
14. The Century Trilogy Boxed Set
Details the experiences of five interrelated families–American, German, Russian, English and Welsh–as they confront the social, political, and economic turmoil of the twentieth century.
15. Winter Of The World
“This book is truly epic. . . . The reader will probably wish there was a thousand more pages.” —The Huffington Post Picking up where Fall of Giants, the first novel in the extraordinary Century Trilogy, left off, Winter of the World follows its five interrelated families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—through a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the great dramas of World War II, and into 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.
16. Real Stories of World War Two
A special ebook of real stories of World War Two, inspired by Ken Follett’s Winter of the World On Ken Follett’s Facebook page Pan Macmillan created a storybank, as a place for readers to upload their own, real-life stories of World War Two.This ebook contains some of the incredible, moving stories that readers were inspired to post – the voices of a generation and its descendants – as well as a personal piece from Ken himself, about his own family’s experience of the war. Told by Ken Follett’s readers from across the world, from the USA to Europe, Asia to Africa, these accounts offer a glimpse into the deep effects of the war on each and every family at this terrible moment in history. Pan Macmillan have also teamed up with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, whose mission statement is to offer lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families. All of the profits from the sale of this ebook will go direct to them. You can find out more about their work on their website, www.soldierscharity.orgTo see the storybank on Facebook, visit www.facebook.com/KenFollettAuthor
17. Fall Of Giants
Ken Follett’s magnificent 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. 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. 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. . . .
18. Ken Follett Three Bestsellers
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
19. Ken Follett World War II Thriller Collection
This collection of three books from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of World War II suspense includes “the most exciting novel in years” (Cincinnati Enquirer), about the espionage war between the British and the Nazis; “a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller” (Publishers Weekly) about a gang of female saboteurs behind German lines; and a “blitzkrieg-paced read” (People) about one man’s desperate mission to bring crucial intelligence to England.
20. Ken Follett EPIC HISTORICAL COLLECTION
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.
“Everyone likes a page-turner, and Follett is the best.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer “A hell of a storyteller” (Entertainment Weekly), #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett reinvents the thriller with each new novel. But nothing matches the intricate knife-edge drama of Whiteout. . . . A missing canister of a deadly virus. A lab technician bleeding from the eyes. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish medical research firm, knows she has problems, but she has no idea of the nightmare to come. As a Christmas Eve blizzard whips out of the north, several people, Toni among them, converge on a remote family house. All have something to gain or lose from the drug developed to fight the virus. As the storm worsens, the emotional sparks—jealousies, distrust, sexual attraction, rivalries—crackle; desperate secrets are revealed; hidden traitors and unexpected heroes emerge. Filled with startling twists at every turn, Whiteout rockets Follett into a class by himself.
22. Hornet Flight
Ken Follett and the intrigue of World War II—”a winning formula” (Entertainment Weekly) if ever there was one. With his riveting prose and unerring instinct for suspense, the #1 New York Times bestselling author takes to the skies over Europe during the early days of the war in a most extraordinary novel. . . . It is June 1941, and the war is not going well for England. Somehow, the Germans are anticipating the RAF’s flight paths and shooting down British bombers with impunity. Meanwhile, across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande and discovers an astonishing sight. He doesn’t know what it is, but he knows he must tell someone. And when he learns the truth, it will fall upon him to deliver 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 to ever get off the ground . . . even if Harald knew how to fly it.
In his own bestselling tradition of Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Ken Follett delivers a breathtaking novel of suspense set in the most dangerous days of World War II. 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.
24. Night over Water
#1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett takes to the skies in this classic novel of international suspense. Set in the early days of World War II, Night over Water captures the daring and desperation of ordinary people caught in extraordinary circumstances—in prose as compelling as history itself. . . . September 1939. England is at war with Nazi Germany. In Southampton, the world’s most luxurious airliner—the legendary Pan Am Clipper—takes off for its final flight to neutral America. Aboard are the cream of society and the dregs of humanity, all fleeing the war for reasons of their own . . . shadowed by a danger they do not know exists . . . and heading straight into a storm of violence, intrigue, and betrayal. . . .
26. The Man from St. Petersburg
“Ken Follett has done it once more . . . goes down with the ease and impact of a well-prepared martini.” —New York Times Book Review His name was Feliks. He came to London to commit a murder that would change history. A master manipulator, he had many weapons at his command, but against him were ranged the whole of the English police, a brilliant and powerful lord, and the young Winston Churchill himself. These odds would have stopped any man in the world—except the man from St. Petersburg.
27. The Key to Rebecca
Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published forty 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. . . .
28. Apocalypse sur commande
La grande faille de Californie: ce point faible de l’écorce terrestre est cause de fréquents séismes dans cette région du continent américain. Celui qui vient d’avoir lieu, de faible intensité, aurait pu passer inaperçu s’il n’avait été revendiqué par des terroristes. Revendication que ni le FBI ni la police ne prennent au sérieux. Seul le sismologue Michael Quercus est troublé, car tout indique que ce premier tremblement de terre a été provoqué artificiellement. C’est alors qu’un deuxième séisme ébranle une petite ville, tuant les habitants, abattant les maisons, provoquant la panique. Et que de mystérieux ” Soldats du Paradis ” menacent d’en provoquer un troisième, apocalyptique. Aussi à l’aise dans l’anticipation scientifique que dans l’espionnage ou la fresque historique, l’auteur des Piliers de la Terre et du Troisième Jumeau nous entraîne ici dans un scénario-catastrophe terrifiant… et parfaitement plausible.
29. The Hammer of Eden
Eco-terrorists are on the loose in California, and they intend to set off the biggest earthquake in the state’s history to prove a point, unless FBI agent Judy Maddox can stop them. Reprint.
30. El tercer gemelo
Using a restricted FBI database, Jeannie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. With growing horror, she uncovers a far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments.
31. The Third Twin
Genetic researcher Jeannie Ferrami discovers the existence of identical twins born to different mothers, part of a far-reaching conspiracy involving genetic experiments. By the author of The Pillars of the Earth. Reprint.
32. A Place Called Freedom
Rebelling against the unfair and hazardous conditions in the 1766 Scottish coal mines, young Mack McAsh attracts the attention of headstrong Lizzie Hallim
Titles include “A Case of Need, The Door to December” and “The Pillars of theEarth”.
34. Die Nadel
April 1944. Die Invasion steht unmittelbar bevor. Um den Deutschen eine Landung bei Calais zu suggerieren, haben die Briten mit Gummipanzern, Pappflugzeugen und potemkinschen Kasernen das größte Täuschungsmanöver aller Zeiten in Südostengland inszeniert. Diese Geisterarmee ist so geschickt in das Funk- und Meldesystem der alliierten Streitkräfte eingewoben, dass selbst Canaris+ Abwehrapparat sie für echt hält. Denn was Canaris nicht weiß: Seine Spione in England sitzen hinter Gittern und funken nur Spielmaterial – bis auf einen: Henry Faber, genannt »die Nadel«. Lange vor dem Krieg nach England eingeschleust, hat er es verstanden, unentdeckt zu bleiben. Und ihm gelingt das Unmögliche: Er kommt den Engländern auf die Schliche und enttarnt das Unternehmen »Fortitude«. Aber das Schwierigste steht ihm noch bevor: Er muss sein Beweismaterial in die Hände des deutschen Generalstabs bringen. Sein Fluchtweg quer durch Großbritannien wird zur blutigen Spur …
35. Les lions du Panshir
Jane, jeune étudiante anglaise qui vit à Paris, découvre que l’homme de sa vie, un Américain du nom d’Ellis, n’est pas le poète sans le sou qu’il prétend être, mais un agent de la C.I.A. Par dépit, elle épouse Jean-Pierre, un jeune médecin idéaliste comme elle, qui l’emmène en Afghanistan. Ils vivent là en soignant les résistants dans la Vallée des Lions, au cœur du Panshir. Mais Jean-Pierre n’est pas le médecin dévoué que l’on croit. Le cauchemar commence alors pour Jane… Dans le cadre grandiose des routes d’Afghanistan, au cœur de la lutte acharnée qui oppose les résistants aux troupes de Moscou, ce superbe roman d’aventures et de suspense est mené à un rythme qui ne cesse de s’accélérer jusqu’au dénouement aussi violent qu’imprévu, comme toujours avec Ken Follett, l’auteur de nombreux best-sellers : de L’Arme à l’œil à Comme un vol d’aigles. “L’entreprise la plus difficile pour un romancier mâle, qui consiste à décrire de l’intérieur les sensations et les désarrois d’une femme, Ken Follett l’a menée de main de maître, sans pour autant édulcorer une intrigue âpre, musclée, astucieuse.” François Nourissier, Le Figaro Magazine.
36. A Dangerous Fortune
In 1866, a young student drowns in a mysterious accident at the exclusive Windfield School, and the repercussions will be felt in a growing circle of treachery during the next three decades. Reprint.
7 mais 1977 : un article paru dans le Daily Telegraph soupçonne Israël de s’être emparé d’un navire chargé de 200 tonnes d’uranium… S’inspirant de cette information authentique, Ken Follet, qui a fait une entrée fracassante avec L’Arme à l’œil dans le rang des grands auteurs du roman d’espionnage, a imaginé dans Triangle une aventure passionnante : en 1968, les services secrets israéliens apprennent que l’Egypte est sur le point de posséder la bombe atomique, ce qui serait à coup sûr la fin d’Israël. Il faut donc se procurer de l’uranium. C’est l’agent Nathaniel Dickstein qui va concevoir seul le plan extraordinaire qui lui permettra d’enlever en haute mer cet uranium sans laisser une trace qui puisse permettre d’incriminer sa patrie. Et pourtant… Il a contre lui les redoutables agents du K.G.B., les Egyptiens, les fedayin et, pour seule alliée, une ravissante jeune femme anglo-arabe dont la loyauté n’est pas prouvée.
38. The Big Needle
Success came easily to Chad Carstairs. Then, without warning evil invaded his pleasure-filled life… a chilling evil that sent him racing from an elegant English country estate to the sleazy clubs of London’s West End, from the drug-ridden streets of Marseilles to a farmhouse on the desolate coast of Wales. Driven by revenge, he was a man willing to risk his fortune, his future, even his life in a desperate gambit to outwit the world’s deadliest organization at its own game and finger the powerful men behind… The Big Needle.
39. The Mystery Hideout
Exploring in an old unused film studio, two boys run across clues to a series of unsolved bank robberies.
40. Les piliers de la terre
Dans l’Angleterre du XIIe siècle ravagée par la guerre et la famine, des êtres luttent pour s’assurer le pouvoir, la gloire, la sainteté, l’amour, ou simplement de quoi survivre. Les batailles sont féroces, les hasards prodigieux, la nature cruelle. La haine règne, mais l’amour aussi, malmené constamment, blessé parfois, mais vainqueur enfin quand un Dieu, à la vérité souvent trop distrait, consent à se laisser toucher par la foi des hommes. Abandonnant le monde de l’espionnage, Ken Follett, le maître du suspense, nous livre avec Les Piliers de la Terre une œuvre monumentale dont l’intrigue, aux rebonds incessants, s’appuie sur un extraordinaire travail d’historien. Promené de pendaisons en meurtres, des forêts anglaises au cœur de l’Andalousie, de Tours à Saint-Denis, le lecteur se trouve irrésistiblement happé dans le tourbillon d’une superbe épopée romanesque.
41. Lie Down With Lions
The intrigue surrounding Russian efforts to assassinate Masud, the leader of the Afghan guerrilla forces battling the Russians, sweeps a young Englishwoman, a French physician, and a roving American into its maelstrom
42. On Wings Of Eagles
#1 bestselling author Ken Follett tells the inspiring true story of the Middle East hostage crisis that began in 1978, and of the unconventional means one American used to save his countrymen. . . . When two of his employees were held hostage in a heavily guarded prison fortress in Iran, one man took matters into his own hands: businessman H. Ross Perot. His team consisted of a group of volunteers from the executive ranks of his corporation, handpicked and trained by a retired Green Beret officer. To free the imprisoned Americans, they would face incalculable odds on a mission that only true heroes would have dared. . . .
43. Le Code Rebecca
1942 Rommel a pris Tobrouk et l’Egypte est sur le point de tomber aux mains des nazis. Dans le grouillement du Caire où le destin vacille encore, une lutte à mort s’engage entre : Un espion allemand qui, à l’abri chez sa maîtresse, une voluptueuse danseuse égyptienne, transmet chaque jour des renseignement à Rommel en utilisant un émetteur radio et un exemplaire de Rebecca de Daphné du Maurier contenant la clef du code. Un major des services secrets britanniques. Lui a pour aide Elen, une jeune juive égyptienne prête à utiliser sa beauté pour combattre les nazis. Une fois de plus, Ken Follett a bâti une histoire où chaque chapitre apporte un rebondissement imprévu. Les ruelles inquiétantes du Caire, les sables brûlants du désert, les boîtes où se nouent intrigues et complots et le Nil dont les eaux boueuses emportent plus d’un secret, voilà cette fois le décor de ce passionnant roman par l’auteur de l’Arme à l’œil et le Triangle.
Last updated on Friday, July 1, 2022