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As the nuclear arms race escalates in the Middle East, the Mossad, KGB, Egyptians, and Fedayeen terrorists will play out the final violent moves in a devastating game where the price of failure is nuclear holocaust...
Paperback, 320 pages
Published August 3rd 2004 by NAL Trade (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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Mike
Jun 21, 2009 Mike rated it really liked it
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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Xabi1990
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.
7/10
Corey
Jul 12, 2016 Corey rated it really liked it
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
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...
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
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.
Heather Tisdale
Feb 13, 2009 Heather Tisdale rated it it was amazing
Awesome and really close to what really happened (something he didn't know at the time he wrote it).
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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Tim
Sep 19, 2009 Tim rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery, spy, popular
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Joe Stamber
Aug 03, 2015 Joe Stamber rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle, audio, read-2015
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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Al
Feb 09, 2011 Al rated it liked it
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
A Girl Has No Name
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
Kelly
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)
Josh
Nov 18, 2009 Josh rated it liked it
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.
Wanda DeHaven Pyle
Dec 16, 2015 Wanda DeHaven Pyle rated it really liked it
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.
S©aP
Mar 08, 2013 S©aP rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vedi il commento a La cruna dell'ago.
Jason Edwards
Jan 04, 2017 Jason Edwards rated it liked it
Been trying to write a spy novel, and have been struggling, so I figured I’d read a few. Tried some Len Deighton, but that didn’t go well. Tried this here Ken Follett. Went better. At least I finished the book.

Learned some things. Spy novels always have nuclear weapons in them. At, least, so far, all the one’s I’ve read. This time around, Israel's trying to get ahold of some. Good for them, I guess. Send in their toughest, hardest, most emotionless agent to pull off the impossible.

Oops, he falls
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Virginia
Nov 06, 2016 Virginia rated it really liked it
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
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Pedro Silveira
Nov 14, 2016 Pedro Silveira rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Jill Black
Nov 20, 2016 Jill Black rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Twists and turns everywhere. Really good read.
Andy
Dec 21, 2016 Andy rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book.
Gisele Passaia
Dec 15, 2016 Gisele Passaia rated it it was ok
Hein? bem mais ou menos! =/
Marco Antonio
Jan 09, 2017 Marco Antonio rated it really liked it
Muy entretenido. Tras leer el libro pensé que quizás la realidad no difería tanto de la ficción. Lo recomiendo.
Verna Seal
Oct 07, 2016 Verna Seal rated it it was amazing
Ken Follett never disappoints - what an great book!
Christian Scala
Mar 12, 2012 Christian Scala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spionaggio
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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Tim
Dec 26, 2014 Tim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Alasandra Alawine
Sep 06, 2014 Alasandra Alawine rated it it was amazing
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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Ken Follett is one of the world’s most successful authors. Over 160 million copies of the 30 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.

Born on June 5, 1949, in Cardiff, Wales, the son of a tax inspector, Ken was educated at state schools and went on to graduate from University College, London, with an Honours degree in philosophy. He was made a fellow of the coll
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