Hidden in the shadows of a Scottish river bank in the winter of 1767, a young woman watches a figure emerging from the icy water. Lizzie Hallim has never seen a naked man before; but her excitement is tinged with fear. The man is a slave, and she is helping him to escape.
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... From the exclusive men's club and brothels that cater to every dark desire of London's upper classes to the dazzling ballrooms and mahoganypaneled suites of the manipulators of the world's wealth, Ken Follett conjures up a stunning array of contrasts. This breathtaking novel portrays a family splintered by lust, bound by a shared legacy... men and women swept toward a perilous climax where greed, fed by the shocking truth of a boy's death, must be stopped, or not just one man's dreams, but those of a nation, will die...From the Paperback edition.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Using a restricted FBI database, genetic researcher Jeanie Ferrami has located identical twins born to different mothers. Frightened by her bizarre discovery, she is determined to discover the truth at any cost--until she finds herself at the center of a scandal that could ruin her career.
To fight the charges, Jeannie plunges into a maze of hidden evidence. With growing horror, she uncovers a cynical, far-reaching conspiracy involving disturbing genetic experiments and some of the most powerful men in America--men who will kill to keep their secrets concealed.
Praise for Ken Follett and The Third Twin “Follett infuses the book with an irresistible energy.”--People “A provocative, well-paced, and sensational biotech thriller.”--Variety “[A] page-turner . . . Follett is one of the smoothest suspense writers around, and The Third Twin will only enhance his reputation.”--Chicago Tribune “[Follett] is a master of the fast-paced plot.”--The Washington Post From the Paperback edition.
The FBI doesn't believe it. The Governor wants the problem to disappear. But agent Judy Maddox knows the threat is real: an extreme group of ecoterrorists has the means and the knowhow to set off a massive earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is running out.Now Maddox is scrambling to hunt down a petty criminal turned cult leader turned homicidal mastermind. Because Judy knows that the dying has already begun. And soon, the earth will violently shift, bolt, and shake down to its very core...From the Paperback edition.