Jackdaws

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Pan Books, 2002 - War stories - 595 pages
18 Reviews
A brand new thriller from the master storyteller set against the menacing backdrop of the Second World War and crackling with suspense and action. It is May, 1944 - a time of international tension where nothing is certain... Two weeks before D-Day, the French Resistance attack a chateau containing a telephone exchange vital to German communications - but the building is heavily guarded and the attack fails disastrously. Flick Clairet, a young British secret agent, proposes a daring new plan: she will parachute into France with an all-woman team known as the 'Jackdaws' and they will penetrate the chateau in disguise. But, unknown to Flick, Rommel has assigned a brilliant, ruthless intelligence colonel, Dieter Franck, to crush the Resistance. And Dieter is on Flick's trail...

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User Review  - MarkMeg - LibraryThing

Probably not the best book by Ken Follett, but held my interest and at many points kept me on the edge of my seat. DDay is approaching. The phone system for the Germans in France needs to be destroyed ... Read full review

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User Review  - ILSBecky - LibraryThing

Love to read historical fiction, especially from WWII. This book has the right amount of suspense and great characters. As a tech on an adult circulation desk, I always recommend this book to interested in this genre and they usually come back for more of Ken Follett's books. Read full review

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About the author (2002)

Ken Follett was born in Wales, United Kingdom on June 5, 1949. He received an Honours degree in philosophy from University College, London. He began his career as a newspaper reporter for the South Wales Echo and later with the London Evening News. He decided to switch to publishing and worked for a small London publishing house, Everest Books, eventually becoming Deputy Managing Director. His first bestselling novel, Eye of the Needle, was published in 1978 and won the Edgar Award. His other works include Triple, The Key to Rebecca, The Man from St. Petersburg, Lay Down with Lions, The Pillars of the Earth, The Third Twin, The Hammer of Eden, Code to Zero, Whiteout, World Without End, and The Century Trilogy. Many of his novels have been adapted into films and television miniseries. He has won numerous awards including the Corine Prize in 2003 for Jackdaws. His nonfiction works include On Wings of Eagles.

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