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on 11 June 2015
Action, adventure, an Israeli man with a troubled past, and a young woman caught in the middle of it all. Not a bad read overall, but not my favourite Follett book. It read a bit too much like an attempt at a Bond-style adventure, but it failed to meet the mark. If based on true facts, this would certainly have been an impressive (if scary) thing for anyone to pull off.

I did get this book on offer for under £2, and was shocked when I came to review that it had doubled in price. For those looking for a "Pillars of the Earth" type book, this is not it!
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on 30 November 2017
I enjoyed this book a lot . As one who remembers the Arab Israeli war it was such a period of discontent and it just seemed as though there would never ever be peace in that part of the middle East ,and of course there is still an unease even to this day.
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on 23 May 2015
I think I have now read all the novels by Ken Follett and this one doesn't disappoint. As other reviewers have stated this one has quite a number of characters, however this wasn't to the detriment of the narrative. I found the book to be gripping and entertaining. Perhaps it wasn't the very best of Mr Follett but it was certainly very good. An ideal holiday read.
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on 2 December 2015
Oh gor blimey! The yarn's good, but oh the reader's Dick van Dyke Cockney accent! I'm caught between laughing aloud and throwing the CD in the bin: funny and frustrating in equal measure!

If you think that Dick van Dyke's Cockney accent is acceptable (if you're an American who knows no better), you'll probably be hooked.
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on 28 March 2015
One of his better stories based on the adventures of an Israeli spy against the struggle for the upper hand in the 1960's Middle East ... that begins as personal rivalry in post-war Oxford.
Staring the Russians, the Mafia, The Egyptians, Mossad and beautiful young woman.
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on 14 June 2015
I thought I had read all of Ken Follett's books but came across this early one of his and must say it is one of his best! Superb plot, keeps you gripped from the start with the very realistic and interesting characters.

No hesitation in giving Triple a 5 star rating, a 'must' read for anyone who is thinking of getting it!

David Pearson, Radlett, UK.
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on 7 January 2017
What a brilliant read. Wonderful story, really well written and masterful prose and character development by a really established writer. Can't recall what it cost but would have paid twice as much.
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on 18 February 2018
Great story, I had only read Ken Follett Medieval Storeys before this but will now seek out more of his work.
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on 18 July 2017
Ken Follett never disappoints.
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on 10 November 2017
Captures you from the start, twists and turns keep you guessing. It was almost like watching a film so fast paced you cannot put it down.
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