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From Ken Follett—the #1 name in electrifying international suspense—comes a remarkable novel of intrigue and doomsday possibilities.

The world's balance of power is about to shift dangerously as the ultimate weapon nears completion in a secret facility in the heart of the desert. Across the globe, operatives from the great nations set a deadly game in motion, covertly maneu
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ebook, 512 pages
Published September 13th 2011 by Harper (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 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
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Xabi1990
Aug 30, 2016 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 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: spy-espionage
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
José Jorge
Que livro mais estranho!
Carregado de cenas exageradas, inverosímeis, impossíveis, forçadas e muito pouco realistas.
Um dos piores livros do Ken Follett!

Addy
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
So, I'm done with my 14th Ken Follett novel (all read this year) and if someone were to ask me to select the best 5 it would be a mighty difficult task. The way he weaves a story based on historical facts is simply stunning. Triple is another masterpiece - a Spy thriller based in the year 1968 when Israel were believed to have pulled off a mighty coup by stealing a huge consignment of Uranium ore(see attached pic).

The opening scene/prologue sets the story up beautifully wherein all the major ch
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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
Feb 26, 2013 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 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).
Sophie
Feb 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Tecnicamente, gli ho assegnato una stellina, perché credo sia esattamente questa la valutazione più adatta a rappresentare il mio stato d'animo durante la lettura... Però una cosa bisogna dirla: questo, a modo suo, è uno di quei libri che fanno parecchio ridere, ragazzi... Se "Die Hard" e "Scary Movie" avessero avuto un figlio segreto, credo che il suo aspetto sarebbe stato più o meno questo!
RL
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good plot, but a chaotic finish left me wanting for a more descriptive ending.
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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Gerard
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ken Follett, as gripping as always!
Tim
Sep 19, 2009 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
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Al
Feb 09, 2011 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
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
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
Kelly
Oct 13, 2009 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 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 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Showstopper

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.
S©aP
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Vedi il commento a La cruna dell'ago.
Virginia
Nov 06, 2016 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
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Cara W
Nov 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Complex story starts with 3 young men at the end of WWII meeting in Oxford - an English Jew Nat Dickstein, an Arab Yasif Hassan, and a Russian Rostov. Their lives intertwine 25 yrs later when Nat is a member of the Mossad, and Hassan and Rostov are also both spies. Nat puts together an intricate plan to steal uranium to give the newborn and embattled Israel nuclear bombs to protect themselves from other Middle Eastern countries with the bomb. In the middle of this, Nat falls for an English profe ...more
Pedro Silveira
Nov 14, 2016 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
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 Doris Powell
Feb 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a fan of Ken Follett's books. This one was no exception. At first I was very leery of it because it involved the Middle East, and I am not to crazy about that area of the world. But once I started the book I was captivated. The book was about three spies, one from Russia (KGB), one a Palestinian refugee, and one from Israel. Dickstein, the Israeli, was trying to get uranium to Israel, hopefully to use it to make an atomic bomb. Sources had told him that Egypt was trying to get a bomb also, ...more
Andrea
Sep 29, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Che bello d’estate sotto l’ombrellone lasciare scorrere leggermente la lettura sulle pagine incalzanti di un romanzo di Ken Follett. In questo le spie israeliane, russe, egiziane, i fedayin palestinesi (forse ho anche dimenticato qualcuno) vanno vanno a caccia di un carico di uranio che, dotando Israele della bomba atomica, contribuirà a mantenere la pace nel mondo. Gli esperti di storia contemporanea storceranno il naso, così come i pacifisti convinti, ma è letteratura, svago, con una spruzzata ...more
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Ken Follett is one of the world’s most successful authors. Over 160 million copies of the 31 books he has written have been sold in over 80 countries and in 33 languages.

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