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Never

A Novel

by Ken Follett

Never by Ken Follett X
Never by Ken Follett
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    Nov 2021, 816 pages

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An action-packed thriller that imagines the unthinkable: The US on the brink of nuclear war with China.

Ken Follett's thriller Never outlines a chillingly possible path to World War III. Fifty-year-old Pauline Green is in the third year of her first term as President of the United States when a seemingly minor attack on American soldiers occurs in Chad, Africa. Pressured by political rivals and the hawks on her staff, she retaliates, setting in motion a tit-for-tat game with frightening stakes, one that has the potential to affect every person on the planet. On the other side of the world, Chang Kai, an ambitious intelligence officer, battles with China's old guard, who are more concerned with saving face than avoiding war. And in northern Africa, CIA operatives Tamara Levit and Abdul Haddad seek to head off warlords, terrorists and drug dealers who have their own agendas.

When we think about the history of a war, we often point to a specific event that's said to have started it, like ...

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