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There is no other author like Ken Follett. And there is no other book like Triple. This classic tale of international suspense from the #1 New York Times bestselling author strikes a chord of fear-as the Middle East explodes into a high-stakes game of espionage that could be ripped out of today's headlines...
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Published October 1st 1980 by Signet (first published January 1st 1979)
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Mike
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
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Maria
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: http://marcadordelivros.blogspot.pt/2...
Jerry Beller
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.
Synnin
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
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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
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Tim
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Al
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
Joann
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
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
Alasandra Alawine
Al Cortone (American soldier), stopped off in England to find Nate Dickstein (British soldier) who saved his life in Italy (WWII). Dickstein had been captured by the Nazis and taken to a concentration camp so he isn't in the best shape. They go to a Sherry Party given by Professor Ashford of Oxford University where Nate is a student. Other guest include Rostov (Russian), Hassan (Palestinian) Ashford's wife Eila and their daughter Suza.

Years later Nate has immigrated to Israel where he works for
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Magda Pais
Tratando-se de Ken Follet – um dos meus escritores favoritos – dificilmente me iria desiludir.
Mais uma vez, a história real mistura-se com a ficção. KF pegou num acontecimento histórico – o desaparecimento de 200 toneladas de urânio, provocado por Israel – e romanceou o resto, a forma como tal aconteceu.
Nathaniel é um judeu que sofreu horrores nos campos de concentração. Quando a segunda guerra mundial termina, Nathaniel vai estudar para Oxford, e conhece a mulher do professor Ashford por quem s
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Kelly
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)
Josh
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.
Tim
This is one of several Ken Follett books I got several years ago from a friend. This one centers around the race for a shipment of plutonium, that Egypt and Israel both want to steal and use to make nuclear weapons. But the story starts back in 1947, right after WWII has ended, with three acquaintances from Oxford meeting at a Professor Ashford’s house. The main character is Nathaniel “Nat” Dickstein, student of Ashford’s, who after the War has become an Israeli agent. The other two are Alan “Al ...more
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Another fascinating read by a master author of international intrigue stories. Major powers join together to try to thwart a daring plan by an Israeli spy to obtain the materials for a nuclear bomb in the light of progress in that area by Egypt. The intricacies of the Israeli plan, the complex jockeying for position of Russia, Egypt, Arabs and the Fedayeen entwine with a sympathetic main character who embodies the passion and devotion of Israeli defenders. A little too much detail about the comp ...more
Nippon
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Shab
I'm so disappointed with Amazon, to put books like this in new publications. I bought it from the section of last 30 days. ( just by author's name)
After 5 pages, i had this Déjà vu, and after 20, i was mad, because I have the book from my shopping spree in late 80's. I got the light, from reference to Golda's father. Lol. That was a good one.
Please Amazon, just because, they let you sell a book, doesn't mean is a new book! At least you can add, the original publication date.
As the last commentar
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Heather Tisdale
Awesome and really close to what really happened (something he didn't know at the time he wrote it).
Joe
Must admit I’m binging on Follett; never read him when his books were first published, and I’m a sucker for spy novels. Triple is one of his best. It picks up speed like s slow moving freight train at first then keeps you well engaged, wondering, speculating. Lots of geographic and historical texture, too, and although this story was written more than 10 years ago about the Israeli/Egyptian/Soviet turmoil it sure feels like today, Mr.Netanyahu. “Bomb? … What bomb?” Rating: 4 hidden radio transmi ...more
Ash Ryan
The story of a Mossad agent's mission to steal 200 tons of uranium for Israel so they can beat the Arabs in the race to build nuclear weapons, culminating in a high seas showdown between the intelligence agencies of Israel, Egypt, and Russia, and the Fedayeen, Triple has all (or almost all) of the elements that make so many of Ken Follett's spy thrillers such good reads, including some interesting characters and an exciting, high-stakes story. And it was a pretty good read.[return][return]But it ...more
Kelanth, numquam risit ubi dracones vivunt
Per chi ha conosciuto Follett dopo il successo de "I pilastri della terra" e pian piano è andato a ritroso fino a risalire ai suoi primi romanzi, come questo "Triplo", probabilmente è rimasto sorpreso nello scoprire che l'autore prima scriveva tutt'altro: spionaggio.

Dunque o ne rimane ancor più allietato oppure comincerà a stroncare a destra e a manca; per me che ho conosciuto Follett proprio perchè scriveva libri di spionaggio o ambientati durante la seconda guerra mondiale è potuto essere solo
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Pang
This was my first Ken Follett's book, and I really enjoyed it. I thought that he built up the story well, and it was not predictable (considering when he wrote the book.) I enjoyed this book more so than the Bourne trilogy.

The story is based on the actually news reported on 7 May 1977 by the London Daily Telegraph with the headline that read "ISRAEL SUSPECTED OF HIJACKING SHIP WITH URANIUM." Israel had just gotten out from the Six-Day War. One of its double agent found out that Egypt was working
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Vinoth
Hmmm. a Espionage novel after quite sometime. This is not the best of Follet.its somewhere close to that.but what made this novel Interesting was the fact that this novel is based on the Alleged 'Disappearance' of 200 Tonnes of Uranium in 1968.Thanks to Israel , who required Uranium to produce Nuclear weapons.Though it was never proved, it still remains one of the best coup of the previous century.Ken Follet has made an attempt to take back the reader to the events as it could have unfolded with ...more
Ricardo Serra
Conheci Ken Follett com os seus romances históricos, primeiro os Pilares de Terra (I, II), seguido de Um mundo sem fim (I, II). Fiquei fascinado com o autor, tendo autenticamente devorado estas obras. Toda a gente com quem falei sobre Follett me dizia que a sua "especialidade" eram os policiais. Apesar de não ser muito a minha "praia" decidi experimentar, pois estava curioso se a magia da narrativa de Follett me iria conseguir envolver novamente. E não me desiludi, bem pelo contrario. Entrando n ...more
Kirty Vedula
A good espionage/action thriller! The plot is built to be momentous, yet never does it seem too contrived. Reading his first novel, I have observed that Ken Follett has this knack of finishing his paragraphs using very short sentences, and this makes the flow feel seamless and light - though not as many twists as you would expect in a spy thriller. In short, reading 'Triple' seemed like a good exercise before I get to read his very famous 'The Eye of the Needle'.
El Segoviano
La novela toma como referencia un hecho real, como es el interés de egipcios y palestinos por poseer la bomba atómica.
La novela desarrolla la actividad de un agente secreto israelí, para intentar cargarse las intenciones de sus vecinos.
Hace tanto tiempo que lo leí que no puedo afirmar si me gusto o no. Siendo quien es el autor seguro que sí y su tratamiento de los temas en él como por otro lardo es habitual, estará muy bien.
Katie
A little dry for my tastes - in fact, I am not sure I will be able to summarize it for you because it was pretty complex with lots of double agents and hidden motives. Overall though, it was about the Mossad (Israeli Intelligence) trying to steal a shipment of uranium in order to build a nuclear bomb so that they can defend themselves against other countries with nuclear bombs. Again, a little dry, but the actual theft at the end was pretty exciting, and I always enjoy his characterization!
Sergio GRANDE films
Ken Follett is a master storyteller and I'm not sure at which point he starts spinning this web; probably not in the first page or even in the first chapter. But by the time you realize he's been spinning you are irredeemably caught.

And then he keeps spinning.

And when you think all the twists have been twisted and all the turns have been turned, he brings another plot twist. Masterful, really.
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Ken Follett burst onto the book world in 1978 with Eye of the Needle, a taut and original thriller with a memorable woman character in the central role. The book won the Edgar award and became an outstanding film.

He went on to write four more bestselling thrillers: Triple; The Key to Rebecca; The Man from St Petersburg; and Lie Down with Lions.

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