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Third Place Books, Warwick's, Rakestraw Books, and Bookshop Santa Cruz are pleased to present a virtual event with beloved historical novelist Ken Follett—author of the bestselling works The Pillars of the Earth, World Without End and A Column of Fire, amongst others—for the release of his latest novel, Never. Follett will be joined in conversation by Baroness Catherine Ashton.
This virtual event will be hosted on Warwick's Zoom Webinar platform. All ticket buyers will receive a link to the virtual event within 12 hours of the event.
Tickets are required for this event. All tickets include a copy of Never: A Novel shipped to the address you provide. Price of a ticket includes virtual event admission, shipping, WA sales tax, and the price of the featured book ($36). Please note: Third Place Books CANNOT offer international shipping at this time.
About Never: A Novel. . .
The new must-read epic from master writer Ken Follett: an action-packed, globe-spanning spy thriller about brinkmanship, impossible decisions, and the unforeseen consequences that could lead to the next world war
“When I was doing the research for Fall of Giants I was shocked to realize that the First World War was a war that nobody wanted. No European leader on either side intended it to happen. But the emperors and prime ministers, one by one, made decisions—logical, moderate decisions—each of which took us a small step closer to the most terrible conflict the world had ever known. I came to believe that it was all a tragic accident.And I wondered: Could that happen again?”—Ken Follett
In the Sahara Desert, two elite intelligence agents are on the trail of a powerful group of drug-smuggling terrorists, risking their lives—and, when they fall desperately in love, their careers—at every turn. Nearby, a beautiful young widow fights against human traffickers while traveling illegally to Europe with the help of a mysterious man who may not be who he says he is.
In China, a senior government official with vast ambitions for himself and his country battles against the older Communist hawks in the government, who may be pushing China—and its close military ally, North Korea—to a place of no return.
And in the United States, Pauline Green, the country’s first woman president, navigates terrorist attacks, illegal arms trading, and the smear campaigns of her blustering political opponent with careful and deft diplomacy. She will do everything in her power to avoid starting an unnecessary war. But when one act of aggression leads to another, the most powerful countries in the world are caught in a complex web of alliances they can’t escape. And once all the sinister pieces are in place, can anyone—even those with the best of intentions and most elite skills—stop the inevitable?
Never is an extraordinary thriller, full of heroines and villains, false prophets and elite warriors, jaded politicians and opportunistic revolutionaries. It brims with cautionary wisdom for our times, and delivers a visceral, heart-pounding read that transports readers to the brink of the unimaginable.
Praise for Never: A Novel. . .
“Terrific… A powerful, commanding performance from one of the top writers in the genre.”
—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“A complex, scary thriller that feels too plausible for comfort. You’ll be so absorbed in the story threads that you’ll follow them anywhere—and you’ll suddenly realize you’ve read hundreds of pages…. On one level, it’s great entertainment; on another, a window into a sobering possibility.”
—Kirkus, Starred Review
“Absolutely compelling… A smart, scary, and all-too-plausible thriller.”
Ken Follett is one of the world’s best-loved authors, selling more than 178 million copies of his thirty-six books. Follett’s first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. In 1989, The Pillars of the Earth was published and has since become Follett’s most popular novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah’s Book Club pick. Its sequels, World Without End and A Column of Fire, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold more than forty-seven million copies worldwide. Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife, Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and two Labradors.
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