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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.
One of the very few Ken Follet's books that I did not like. Not very suspenseful as the readers know more than the hero right from the beginning.Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
This is the second book of Ken Follett that I read. Although it's a good book, I liked The Eye of the Needle more than this.Published 1 month ago by ALAM
Surprisingly poorly written. Follett's reputation must have overridden the editor's pen. The prose in many sections is that of a first-time author. Read morePublished 2 months ago by EUGENE MCCREARY
For me, it wasn't a very interesting book! Nothing like the best sellers that I've had read from Ken Follet. It was hard to finish. The drama was very unbelieveble!Published 2 months ago by Ana Chartuni Teixeira Cury