Code to Zero is a fast-paced thriller about the satellite space race in the Cold War, from number one bestselling author Ken Follett. A Man with No Memory 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 suspects all is not what it seems . . . A Race for the Future 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. A World on the Brink 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. But even more terrifying is the dark secret they tried to make him forget, a secret that threatens America’s survival.
In this classic Cold War thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Ken Follett puts his own electrifying twist on the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. "Code to Zero's split-second suspense proves that... Follett is] a hell of storyteller."--Entertainment Weekly
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.
The worldwide phenomenon from the bestselling author of The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, and A Column of Fire 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. . . .
A missing canister containing a deadly virus forms the center of a storm that traps Stanley Oxenford, director of a medical research firm, and a violent trio of thugs in a remote house during a Christmas Eve blizzard.
A follow-up to the best-selling Fall of Giants continues the stories of five interrelated families from different world regions who struggle with social, political and economic turmoil in the years leading up to World War II. Reprint.