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3.79  ·  Rating Details ·  9,374 Ratings  ·  305 Reviews
Der israelische Geheimdienst kommt dahinter, das Ägypten die Atombombe entwickelt - eine tödliche Bedrohung für das eigene Land, das zwar selbst solche Waffen herstellen könnte, wenn ihm nicht das Wichtigste fehlte: Uran.Daraufhin erhält Nat Dickstein, Topagent der Israelis, den Auftrag, ein paar hundert Tonnen Uran zu stehlen, ohne dass jemand diesen einzigartigen Diebsta ...more
Hardcover, 464 pages
Published February 10th 2009 by Bastei Lübbe (first published August 1st 1979)
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Virginia I suspect Follett's research included Elaine Davenport's "The Plumbat Affair", a non-fiction exposé of the apparent Israeli/ Mossad theft in 1968…moreI suspect Follett's research included Elaine Davenport's "The Plumbat Affair", a non-fiction exposé of the apparent Israeli/ Mossad theft in 1968 (apparently at sea) of 200 tonnes of yellowcake (processed uranium ore), occurring in the wake of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, after which France ceased supplying Israel with uranium ore for their Dimona nuclear reactor. Davenport's book was published the year before Follett's.(less)
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Jun 21, 2009 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a fun, 'spy' based novel. Although the main character is a spy, he spends the majority of the book pulling off a mission. But there are two other spy characters that get involved, giving the book it's name (I think...).

Early in the book, the main character is tasked with stealing a huge amount of Uranium for Israel. However, Follett does an excellent job of presenting the story in a political free manner... somehow. If anything, he comes across as Israel neutral, which is quite the accom
Aug 30, 2016 Xabi1990 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Efectivo como - casi- todos los de Follet, pero para mí a distancia de Alto Riesgo, La clave está en Rebeca o por supuesto Los pilares de la Tierra.
Jul 21, 2013 Corey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another fun spy novel/action thriller by Ken Follett! Triple is about operative Nathaniel Dickstein is given the task of stealing 200 tons of Uranium for Israel to produce the atomic bomb, for the war against the Middle East. But it turns out Dickstein isn't the only one after it, the Russian KGB is after the Uranium, and a team of Fedayeen Terrorists are after it as well. After reading a couple chapters I understood why the book was titled Triple, it involves 3 different parties that are after ...more
Nathaniel Dickstein é o protagonista deste novo livro de Ken Follett publicado pela Presença. Original de 1979, Triplo, talvez devido aos três agentes duplos que trabalham para diferentes países, é um livro de espionagem, muito ao estilo de James Bond. E não falta a bond girl, uma mulher exótica e demasiado bela por quem o protagonista, como não podia deixar de ser, se vai apaixonar.

Opinião completa aqui:
José Jorge
Que livro mais estranho!
Carregado de cenas exageradas, inverosímeis, impossíveis, forçadas e muito pouco realistas.
Um dos piores livros do Ken Follett!

Jerry Beller
Feb 26, 2013 Jerry Beller rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another great book by Ken Follett. This is a thriller that will keep you turning the pages. Looking forward to the next release, as I have now read all of his books that I can find.
Wanda DeHaven Pyle
As a fan and author of historical fiction, I am a great admirer of Follett's work. However, this one was a bit too much James Bond for my taste. Still a good read overall.
Heather T
Feb 13, 2009 Heather T rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome and really close to what really happened (something he didn't know at the time he wrote it).
Perhaps my least favourite read of Ken Follett :S Perhaps, it wasn't just "my" topic afterall - shameful to admit I wasn't aware of the real background of the story, moreovere the whole idea of making the nuclear bomb and stealing the input for this operation didn't excite me as much as other Follett's plots.

I've read the first 50 pages and I still didn't understand what it was all about: an agent (working for whom?) meeting a professor (why?) at the airport, another double agent (working for wh
Feb 26, 2017 Gerard rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ken Follett, as gripping as always!
Sep 19, 2009 Tim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, spy, popular
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Joe Stamber
Three students who attended the same party given by a lecturer at Oxford cross paths years later in very different circumstances. One is an Israeli agent, one an Egyptian agent and the other a Russian agent. The plot revolves around an attempt by the Israelis to pull off a heist that will put them on a more equal military footing with their Arab neighbours.

The main character in Triple is Dickstein, the Israeli agent. He is a bit of a James Bond type, albeit without being such a ladies man despit
Feb 09, 2011 Al rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is one of Follett's early efforts and is very good....a British Jew who attended Oxford and then served in WWII before being captured and sent to a concentration camp is the main character. After the war he emigrates to Israel and becomes a topflight Mossad agent. His assignment in 1967 is to hijack a uranium shipment needed by Israel so that they can make their own nuclear weapons. This assignment brings him back into contact with several of his former student associates at Oxford prior to ...more
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Dreifach ist im gewohnten Follett Stil aufgebaut; einzelne Erzählstränge laufen zusammen, kreuzen und ergänzen sich perfekt. Die Charaktere sind wie immer sehr fesselnd, haben ihre Geheimnisse und Schattenseiten. Ein gutes Tempo und spannende Wendungen sind auch hier wieder Teil der Geschichte. Einzig und allein der Showdown war dieses Mal ein wenig kurz und hätte gerne spektakulärer sein können. Nichtsdestotrotz hat mir Dreifach sehr gut gefallen und ich bin froh, dass die Lies-Mich-Challenge m ...more
Travis Tucker
One of Ken Follett's older spy novels. A quick, easy, enjoyable read with the bonus of shedding some light on the history of Israel. Would recommend if you are a Follett fan, but it's a pass otherwise.
Dian Iriska
The book is about the espionage triangle between Russia/Egypt in one corner and Israel and Palestinian in the other two corner. It was started slow when the author trying to establish the story between all parties....or maybe it was me not having enough attitude to remember all the details :-) But if you could have a little bit more patience, all are getting more exciting towards the end. The closure however, was quick and painless....too quick and too easy. All in all, there are parts in this b ...more
Oct 13, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little confusing at times and, as Follett will do, goes into so much technical detail. This story talks about the race to develop nuclear/atomic weapons sometime around the 1960's and 70's. A spy novel with three countries competing for ways to get plutonium, Russia, Arabs and maybe Palestine. (listened to the audio)
Nov 18, 2009 Josh rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: slbc
This was a pretty good spy novel/action thriller. The major players had personalities and motivations, the story flowed at a good pace and nothing seemed to contrived. The book is pretty light on plot twists, though there is one pretty big one. Otherwise it's a straightforward story without being too predictable.
Terry Lee
Sep 21, 2016 Terry Lee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Read this a as a holiday read,couldn't put it down. Thought the plot got silly at one point but was redeemed by the pace of this thriller . Excellent thinking man's James Bond.
May 27, 2012 S©aP rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vedi il commento a La cruna dell'ago.
Nov 06, 2016 Virginia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great read! Highly recommended! I was shocked to find no movie was made of this beautifully-plotted, highly-visual spy-action thriller.

"Triple" just moved to the top of my list of best action-thrillers, & I have read scores of them. Why?

(a) based on fact. Action-thriller-readers must admit in their heart of hearts that a very good read based in historical fact leaps to the top of the pile for its credibility factor. See Elaine Davenport's non-fiction book 'The Plumbat Affair', publish
Pedro Silveira
Nov 14, 2016 Pedro Silveira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: biblioteca
Cativante... na maioria da viagem.
A base da história é um episódio interessante da história das tensões entre Israel e o Médio Oriente.
Nós somos transportados nesta viagem nas marés da espionagem e contra espionagem, e muitas vezes somos arrastados para dinâmicas tão complexas que nos perdemos na viagem.
Esta história em muitos momentos é pontuada pela espectacularidade hollywoodesca sacudindo em doses apropriadas a dinâmica do enredo.
Na minha opinião só não leva 5 estrelas pela dinâmica variar e
Lou Maresca
May 11, 2017 Lou Maresca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Loved the book, my 11th by Ken Follett. Very well written as always, and plenty of twists in the plot. His characters are always engaging, and you find yourself rooting for some and against others. I do like the fact that in most of Follett's books the ending is satisfying. The fact that I have an interest in Israel and the Middle East make this book more relevant for me. Follett is able to take historical events and write wonderful historical novels, this being one of them.
Edward Westerbeke
Mar 14, 2017 Edward Westerbeke rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very intense story of the Middle East conflict between the Israeli and the Palastians which still goes on today. The characters were strong and the plot was gripping. It seemed to me to be quite long but it certainly kept my interest.
Wes Calloway
Feb 14, 2017 Wes Calloway rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jolly good yarn

A real page turner. Excitement from beginning to end. Every time I put it down, I couldn't wait to get back to it. Great read.
Jill Black
Nov 20, 2016 Jill Black rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twists and turns everywhere. Really good read.
Roy Hall Jr
Mar 18, 2017 Roy Hall Jr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book!

I enjoyed the complex plot and the cast of characters in this exciting thriller. I would recommend it to all wannabe spies.
Daniela Rodrigues
Gostando, não foi dos meus livros favoritos do autor. Nota-se claramente que ainda não tinha a experiência de escrita que tem hoje (Triplo foi o segundo livro de escreveu, se não me engano). A parte romântica parece que caiu aos trambolhões do céu, as mortes dos inimigos são tão rápidas que não os honra e houve muito pouca exploração da parte histórica (algo que sempre apreciei nos livros de Follett). Mas, ainda assim, é um bom livro e lembrou-me que à medida que o autor ganhou experiência, tamb ...more
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