The Third Twin

The Third Twin

by Ken Follett
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The Third Twin by Ken Follett

An electrifying contemporary thriller energized by the chilling possibilities of genetic manipulation, The Third Twin is vintage Follett. In her research on the genetic components of aggression, Jeannie Farrari makes a startling discovery. Using a restricted FBI database, she has located a pair of identical twins who were born, impossibly, to different mothers. After unknowingly stumbling upon evidence of a conspiracy, Jeannie finds that her career—and her life—are in danger. Simultaneous hardcover release from Crown.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517288795
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/21/1996
Pages: 422

About the Author

Ken Follett burst into the book world with Eye of the Needle, an award-winning thriller and international bestseller. After several more successful thrillers, he surprised everyone with The Pillars of the Earth and its long-awaited sequel, World Without End, a national and international bestseller. Follett’s new, magnificent historical epic, the Century Trilogy, includes the bestselling Fall of GiantsWinter of the World, and Edge of Eternity. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.


Hertfordshire, England

Date of Birth:

June 5, 1949

Place of Birth:

Cardiff, Wales


B.A. in Philosophy, University College, London, 1970

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The Third Twin 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 109 reviews.
Flora2010 More than 1 year ago
The novel written by Ken Follett "Third Twin" is one of the most captivating novels this author have ever written. It appeals to wide range of audience from the ones who favor only fantazy and science fiction to the fans of realism and non-fiction. Follett correlates the most latest modern developments in human genetics with the old like humankind concept "Nurture vs Nature". Furthermore, he presents his point of view in the mystery solving format including full investigation of criminal mind. The main characters in the book bold,smart and sophisticated. Each poses unique personality and demonstrates inner struggle between good and evil. Follett tries to prove that self-discipline is the key to over come instincts imposed by genetic make up. The book happens to be a really good page-turner. It will keep reader hostage with suspense untill the last page. The book is good to read for entertainment and it also can provoke interesting discussions. It will capture diverse group of readers being thrilling enough for teenagers and sophisticated enough for older generation.
Guest More than 1 year ago
'Suspense is at an all time high as you read. Knowledge about what happens next only comes with the flipping of each page. Prepare to spend a few hours reading because this book is one you can't put down!'
Guest More than 1 year ago
The way the book unfolds and the sort of twists it takes, its totally riveting. Also, I learnt so much on genetic manipulation, on what really must be going on and how unaware we really are... its really an eye-opener!! Thumbs up Mr. Follett, thi one is a masterpiece!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Dr. Jeannie Ferrami, of the Jones Fall University¿s genetic research unit, stumbles across an amazing discovery in Ken Follet¿s novel, The Third Twin. Using software she developed herself, Dr. Ferrami has been searching through medical records in order to locate identical twins, the catch is, not any twins will do. They had to be raised apart, and never had met. Sounds impossible, right? Well she has done it. Steve Logan and Dennis Pinker were identical twins that had never met, nor knew that the other existed. The problem with this case is, both men had been born to different mothers, on different dates. As Jeannie attempts to unveil the mystery behind these odd events, some of the most powerful men in America are out to sabotage her. She is tossed into a bizarre maze of evidence that could destroy more then her reputation. Berrington Jones, Preston Barck, and Senator Proust have a dirty secret. Under the command of President Nixon, the men had lead a secret operation in the U.S Army Medical Research Command in response to the CIA¿s news that the soviets had begun an experiment that had the potential to shatter the world. This possibility scared Nixon into the launch of the program that would spell the demise of these three men if anyone ever found out what they did. And now, Dr. Ferrami is hot on their trail, they know it and are desperate to stop her. Dr. Ferrami uses a connection at the FBI to run her software through the FBI¿s database. The result of this search is eight men with identical fingerprints, which could only mean one thing - eight identical men. Yet after tracking them all own, Dr. Ferrami discovers some interesting new developments. Frightened by the turn of events, she plunges into the horrifying case. The only explanation she can think of is the mysterious connection to Genetico. How does this fit into her puzzle? Does it play any factor at all? How far are Berrington, Barck and Proust willing to go to keep Jeannie from discovering their secret? Read this intense novel to answer these questions it is assured that you will not believe its conclusion
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is a mixture of superpose , horror , and love The suspense novel ¿Third twin¿ by a new author Ken Follet will be the most exciting novel to those of you who like John Grisham novels. The main character is a 20 year old, Steve, who is lawyer and finds himself facing a serious charge that has something to do with one of his twins. In addition, Jeanie, a young scientist at Jones Falls University pursues to study whether criminality is inborn though twin studies only to uncover a genetic engineering plan similar to a nazi utopian program by a power company owned by a presidential runner. This is the most exiting suspense novel I have read in a while and will gladly anticipate the next novel by this author. This is a novel that has many twists and turns so I recommend you to read it very slowly just good of Somalia coffee.
Kstanford More than 1 year ago
I have read this book numerous times! I enjoy it every time.
Alene13 More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Ken Follets but thought this was not his best. Also was sad to see all of the typos and misspelled words, detract from the book..
jphjinx More than 1 year ago
Excellent read. Most anything Ken Follett writes is well done. Will grab you and make you not want to put the book down.
dicken--15--dog More than 1 year ago
I am a fan of Ken Follett and always enjoy his books. The Third Twin is a fast paced thriller that reminded me of Boys From Brazil. I had eyestrain because, even though I enlarged the print, I couldn't put my Nook down.
ThrillReading More than 1 year ago
I was turned onto Ken Follett with The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End. I then tried this book and found it exciting and thrilling ride much different from the other two books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't think you know what is going on until it is over. Loved this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was wonderful!!! It was recommend to me and I snarled at first but my goodness was this a spectacular book. I know I hate watching books turn to movies because they're not in detail but I think I would go to the movies to see this one.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Couldn't even finish this. Too predictable and not enjoyable
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A fast read packed with twists and turns
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