The Key to Rebecca

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Penguin, Feb 1, 2003 - Fiction - 337 pages
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Ken Follett’s The Key to Rebecca took readers and critics by storm when first published more than fifteen years ago. Today, it remains one of the best espionage novels ever written.

 

A brilliant and ruthless Nazi master agent is on the loose in Cairo. His mission is to send Rommel’s advancing army the secrets that will unlock the city’s doors. In all of Cairo, only two people can stop him. One is a down-on-his-luck English officer no one will listen to. The other is a vulnerable young Jewish girl….

 

 

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User Review  - SeriousGrace - LibraryThing

To set the scene: it's 1942 in North Africa and the Germans are winning the Second Great War. Alexander Wolff is a clever yet psychotic man with a deep seeded grudge against the British. Born to look ... Read full review

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User Review  - 5hrdrive - LibraryThing

Utterly formulaic and predictable, but I did enjoy the stream of consciousness section in Chapter 26. All in all a plausible explanation for events in Egypt in 1942. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
17
Section 3
27
Section 4
43
Section 5
57
Section 6
69
Section 7
77
Section 8
91
Section 16
195
Section 17
205
Section 18
219
Section 19
223
Section 20
233
Section 21
247
Section 22
259
Section 23
267

Section 9
109
Section 10
123
Section 11
135
Section 12
145
Section 13
157
Section 14
173
Section 15
183
Section 24
277
Section 25
287
Section 26
301
Section 27
311
Section 28
321
Section 29
333
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About the author (2003)

Ken Follett is one of the world's best-loved authors, selling more than 160 million copies of his thirty books. Follett's first bestseller was Eye of the Needle, a spy story set in the Second World War. 

In 1989 The Pillars of the Earth was published, and has since become the author's most successful novel. It reached number one on bestseller lists around the world and was an Oprah's Book Club pick.
 
Its sequel, World Without End, proved equally popular, and the Kingsbridge series has sold 38 million copies worldwide. The third book, A Column of Fire, will be published by Viking in Fall 2017.
 
Follett lives in Hertfordshire, England, with his wife Barbara. Between them they have five children, six grandchildren, and three Labradors. 

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