Never by Ken Follett
'Bold in scale and meticulously researched' - Sunday Times
'A stunning thriller and one of the most compelling reads of the year' - Daily Express
Expertly researched, visionary in scale and the first contemporary novel in over a decade from international number one bestseller Ken Follett, Never is more than a thriller. It imagines a scenario we all hope never comes true, one which will keep you transfixed until the final page . . .
A stolen US army drone.
A shrinking oasis in the Sahara Desert.
A secret stash of deadly chemicals.
Each is a threat to the stability of the world but individually are problems that can be overcome. In the diplomatic arena though, everyone will have a different way of dealing with such a threat. And when those in charge disagree and refuse to back down, it will kick off an international chain reaction with potentially catastrophic consequences: a world edging closer to war . . .
Now three people must work tirelessly and with the utmost skill to stop that from happening:
A spy working undercover with jihadists.
A brilliant Chinese spymaster.
A US president beleaguered by a populist rival for the next election.
The only question is, in a game of brinksmanship can the inevitable ever be stopped?
'A compelling story, and only too realistic' - Lawrence H. Summers, former U.S. Treasury Secretary