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The Third Twin Paperback – 2 May 2003

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Product details

  • Paperback: 640 pages
  • Publisher: Pan; Reprints edition (2 May 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 033034837X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0330348379
  • Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 3.8 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 436,324 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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"

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"

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"" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Dr Ferrami is on the verge of uncovering an extraordinary secret...'A high-tech read about genetic engineering, with emotional depth' Telegraph

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By lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
The basic theme of this book has to do with genetic engineering that was secretly conducted many years ago. What initially appears to be a case of twins born to different mothers, turns out to be something else altogether. Genetic researcher, Dr. Jeannie Ferrami, is conducting a study on twins. This brings her into contact with law student, Steve Logan, who is his parents' only child and surprised to have been asked to participate in this study involving twins.

When a heinous crime occurs at the University where Dr. Ferrami works, Steve finds himself accused of the crime, although he claims that is innocent. When DNA results, rather than exonerate him, confirm that he is, indeed, the culprit, he is shocked. The only answer is that he has a secret twin of whom both he and his parents have been unaware.

As Steve and Dr. Ferrami are thrust into this genetic mystery, they find themselves beleaguered by forces that will stop at nothing to prevent them from discovering the secret that has lain dormant from prying eyes for so many years. It is a secret for which those at the pinnacle of power will kill in order to keep it under wraps.

This is a moderately entertaining novel but not one of this author's better efforts. Thematically provocative, it is a fast-paced, though predictable, plot driven book. It fails, however, in its execution, as the characters are unsympathetic and two dimensional, hampered by stilted dialogue that is sometimes laughable.
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This is the first Ken Follett book I've read, my sister gave it to me saying he tells a good story. And its the story that holds the book together, you sort of know what's going to happen and the main characters are complete cliches but that doesn't stop you wanting to read on.

The main character is a successful and of course very attractive young scientist who carries research into criminality and identical twins - where one twin is a baddie and one a goodie. She stumbles across a generic experiment and has to rush around to find out the truth to save her career. How she manages to achieve this despite no cash in the bank is a minor detail lost in the headlong rush to unravel the ''truth''. In amongst the simple plot line are a number of devious old men and a young stud to provide some love interest. The main theme is the idea that when the doorbell rings you can't tell if is your boyfriend, son or your enemy or a complete stranger. This simple idea has many implications and could certainly have been developed in more complex and interesting ways but the book reads as if the author was pretty excited about his idea and so just slapped it down on paper.

So in the end although the characters are not well developed and the dialogue rather wooden, and you have a pretty good idea of whats going to happen I suspect you like me will devote some serious page turning to finish it in a pretty short time. So its well worth the investment of a few hours especially if you are stuck at airport and need to kill a few hours.
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I've been spoilt. Yes, Follett has delivered some great novels - Pillars being by far the best. But I'm afraid this sits in the drawer labelled "Distinctly average".
Weak storyline and sometimes groan-worthy dialogue "Punched the air and said "Yes!"". All combines to an instantly forgettable effort I'm afraid. At lines I felt like abondoning it, but to my credit, I perservered. I'm wondering why.
Lets be honest about it. Its rubbish. And I wish he'd leave out his desire to put in occasional lines of gratuitous smut (Its uncalled for and contributes nothing to the story). Sorry, Ken!
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By A Customer on 31 Aug. 2000
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This was my first ever Ken Follett book and it took me a while to get into it. However, half way through I could not put it down, read it all in one sitting, without cooking dinner and just the occasional break to make another cup of coffee! It is somewhat predictable but in a way that makes you want more and more. A very enjoyable read. I like Ken Follett's style of writing and have put quite a few of his books in my "shopping" basket for next time! From what I can see he writes about a wide spectrum of subjects and I am looking forward to reading more of his books.
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By A Customer on 6 Mar. 2000
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Having been enthralled by "The Pillars of the Earth", I bought this, expecting something of a similar standard. I didn't get it, but "The Third Twin" isn't bad. I liked most of the characters and the writing was generally good. The plot, however, especially at the end, was much too routine and soap opera-ish. I felt as if I were reading the script for a TV movie. As it turned out, of course, I was!
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I REALLY REALLY hated the overuse of bad language in this book. Perhaps it is because the first Ken Follett that I read was 'Pillars' but this book just did nothing for me. The storyline and ending were on the predictable side and not really worth forcing myself to finish the story but in the end I think that life is just too short. The only amusing thing about it is reading about the technology available at the time that it was written and reflecting on how times have moved on
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I have read a few of Ken Follett's books and always found them to be novels of great storytelling.
Not so with this one I'm afraid. It took a while for me to get interested in the storyline, once there it developed slowly.
The story is based around genetic engineering, a very modern subject which is in total contrast to his other smashing books I have read. Maybe it was just the subject matter but it didn't push my buttons!
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