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You may have noticed on Facebook that some people have been posting a survey of a hundred books that someone or other believe everyone should read before they die. It lists old classics as well as more modern books. I have read a few but not a lot. I tend …

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Book Review – Code to Zero – Ken Follett

The year is 1958 and the US are trying to catch up with the Russian space program. Already the Russians have launched two craft into space, while the Americans have failed miserably. This is the American’s last chance otherwise they will have lost the space race. A man wakes up …

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Book Review – The Key To Rebecca – Ken Follett

Egypt in World War 2, the Axis powers are closing in on Cairo and a desperate hunt is on for a Nazi spy, giving Rommel all the allies plans. The Major looking for the spy resorts to using a woman to entrap the spy but the woman changes things for …

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Book Review – The Third Twin – Ken Follett

A scientist looking for a link between identical twins and crime discovers twins born to different mothers, and finds herself in more danger than she could ever have expected. The Third Twin follows the usual pattern of Ken Follett‘s books, a strong, intelligent woman is the main character and as …

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Book Review – Churchills Gold – William Talboy Wright

Its the start of World War II and Britain is bankrupt. In a desperate attempt to convince the US that they have enough money to pay for support, the British Government turn to the business of buried treasure. An interesting idea, and one that is pretty similar in style to …

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Book Review – Paper Money – Ken Follett

A ruthless crook, a cunning businessman and a journalist are separate parts of the same tale about a take over, a robbery and the big story. Paper Money is one of Ken Follett‘s first books and to be honest it shows. The story is very dated and while interesting to …

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Book Review – The Day They Stole The Queen Mary – Terence Hughes

A wartime thriller about a thousand German prisoners of war who are being shipped to America aboard the Queen Mary, a submarine commander, whose mission is that the Germans escape and take over the ship, and a wounded airman, now working for in Winston Churchill‘s office. This is a great …

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Book Reivew – Whiteout – Ken Follett

From the Publisher 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. Toni Gallo, the security director of a Scottish …

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Book Review – Lie Down With Lions – Ken Follett

From the Publisher Ellis, the American. Jean-Pierre, the Frenchman. They were two men on opposite sides of the cold war, with a woman torn between them. Together, they formed a triangle of passion and deception, racing from terrorist bombs in Paris to the violence and intrigue of Afghanistan – to …

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Book Review – Code to Zero – Ken Follett

From the Publisher January, 1958—the darkest hour of the cold war and the early dawn of the space race. On the launch pad at Cape Canaveral sits America’s best hope to catch up with the Russians—the Explorer I satellite. But at the last moment, the launch is delayed due to …

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Book Review – Eye of the needle – Ken Follett

From the Publisher One enemy spy knows the secret if the Allies’ greatest deception, a brilliant aristocrat and ruthless assassin–code name: Another world war II thriller, as the athorities chase down the one man who can stop the allied invasion of Europe. Tense, fast paced and well written!

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Book Review – Night Over Water – Ken Follett

Set at the start of world war 2, a sea plane is flying from England to America. On board the passengers include a gangster, a thief, a scientist, a facist. Ken Follett takes over 100 pages to devlope the characters before getting into the action of this 500 page thriller. …

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Book Review – Jackdaws – Ken Follett

From the Publisher 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 …

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