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"I wonder if I'm honest?" Maybe it was foolish, he thought, to pour out his heart to a whore on the street, but he had no one else. "Am I a loyal husband and a loving father and a reliable workmate? Or am I some kind of gangster? I hate not knowing."But he does, and it's that firm interior moral compass that keeps him on track through the novel's most fascinating pages as he solves the puzzle of who he really is: Claude "Luke" Lucas, a renowned rocket scientist who was en route from Cape Canaveral to Washington to warn someone in the Pentagon about something he also can't remember, even with the help of some of his oldest friends. Like Anthony Carroll, a CIA agent who apparently has proof that Luke's been sabotaging the fledgling American space program and working for the Russians. And Billie Josephson, the woman Luke once loved, who happens to be an expert in brainwashing and memory loss. And Elspeth, Luke's mathematician wife, who'll do almost anything to save his life.
"Honey, if that's what's bothering you, I know what kind of guy you are already. A gangster would be thinking, am I rich, do I slay the broads, are people scared of me?"
That was a point. Luke nodded. But he was not satisfied. "It's one thing to want to be a good person--but maybe I don't live up to what I believe in."
This is one of Follett's strongest books in years. The flashbacks bring the story of the idealistic young collegians from World War II into 1958, nicely setting up the action in an exciting, solidly plotted, and suspenseful read that grabs the reader by the throat in the first paragraph and doesn't let up until the last. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Really enjoyed the plot. Was put off by the foul language and graphic descriptions of sex. Could have had a greater impact without the dime store romance intrusions.Published 19 days ago by DEBORAH
This book starts out holding your interest. A good page turner.Published 21 days ago by Lois Damron
A good read for the airline, not as detailed or as gripping as other works by Follett.Published 22 days ago by Linda Mortimer
Very interesting, not a moment of rest for the reader..... just like all the books of Ken Follet.Published 23 days ago by Alicia Vignola
Hadn't seen this book by Ken Follett until it came up on my Kindle list of books I may be interested in, so I downloaded it and I liked it! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cost of Progress
Great book! Excellent reading and I recommend highly as it will hold your interest until the very end and final word.Published 1 month ago by Perry Hamill
Having lived in Florida during the birth of the space age I found the book to be a good read. Once again Follett weaves a web of interest and suspense.Published 2 months ago by W. T. Whitehouse