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D-Day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity "Flick" Clariet, the stakes have never been higher.

A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain's most effective operatives in Northern France. She knows that the Germans' ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communications, and in the days before the invasion no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe.

But when Flick and her Resistance-leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near-impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Code-named the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans — but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know — secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself...

Filled with the powerful storytelling, unforgettable characters, and authentic detail that have become his hallmarks, Jackdaws is Ken Follett writing at the height of his powers.

Review:

"Follett delivers a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller....Adventure, romance, derring-do and a bit too much nasty violence crowd the pages of what promises to be one of Follett's most popular novels ever." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Ken Follett is the rare spy novelist whose female characters are as strong as his males....Jackdaws aims to please as a suspense thriller...and as a soap opera....On both counts, Follett delivers plenty of bang for your buck. (Grade: B)" Bruce Fretts, Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"Every Ken Follett book appears on the bestseller list without fail and maybe that's why, though I enjoyed Eye of the Needle, I ignored him for so long. I just assumed he was turning out the bloated crowd-pleasers that tend to define the output of bestselling authors. But my love for World War II espionage tales made me try...Jackdaws, the story of a group of female agents attempting to sabotage a Nazi communications exchange in occupied France, and I had a terrific time with its slick mixture of action and romance melodrama....If Hornet Flight and Jackdaws feel familiar (that's part of their pleasure), they're also good arguments that there are still plenty of good stories left in World War II." Charles Taylor, Salon.com

Review:

"[Follett is] dead on-target this time....All of this may sound like cliched melodrama, but when Follett starts the clock and slips the narrative gearshift into synchromesh, one's literary misgivings are abandoned in the wake of the plot's forward thrust....[T]horoughly entertaining..." Bill Ott, Booklist

Review:

"Bullets fly and blood flows while the fate of D-day hangs, obligatorily, in the balance. Ersatz characters, featureless prose, departures from formula nil. But to the Follett faithful that's probably good news." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"An exciting look at the dangerous world of courageous souls who confronted the Nazi monster in its lair, Follett's latest will not disappoint fans." Library Journal

Synopsis:

Jackdaws is one of the most stirring, successful, and popular thrillers of Ken Follett's career — a patriotic adventure that has won the hearts of readers and critics alike. But perhaps People magazine said it best: "Returning to the World War II setting of his bestselling thrillers Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Follett once again strikes Nazi pay dirt."

Synopsis:

Set in the most dangerous days of World War II, Jackdaws is a breathtaking novel of suspense. Felicity "Flick" Clariet, is a senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive responsible for sabotage. Her target before D-Day is the largest telephone exchange in Europe. Something goes terribly wrong and her world is turned upside down. She has to accomplish the impossible — with a new, untrained, all women team code named the Jackdaws.

Synopsis:

"D day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity "Flick" Clairet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain's most effective operatives in northern France. She knows that the Germans' ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communication, and in the days before the invasion, no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe." But when Flick and her Resistance leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near-impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Codenamed the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans - but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know - secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily-recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself.

Synopsis:

In his own bestselling tradition of Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Ken Follett once again strikes Nazi pay dirt as a gang of all-female saboteurs go behind German lines.

About the Author

Ken Follett is the author of fourteen previous novels, and the nonfiction On the Wings of Eagles.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780451207524
Author:
Follett, Ken
Publisher:
Signet Book
Location:
New York
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Women
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
France
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Reissue ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
6.86x4.14x1.36 in. .55 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 512 pages Signet Book - English 9780451207524 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Follett delivers a very entertaining, very cinematic thriller....Adventure, romance, derring-do and a bit too much nasty violence crowd the pages of what promises to be one of Follett's most popular novels ever."
"Review" by , "Ken Follett is the rare spy novelist whose female characters are as strong as his males....Jackdaws aims to please as a suspense thriller...and as a soap opera....On both counts, Follett delivers plenty of bang for your buck. (Grade: B)"
"Review" by , "Every Ken Follett book appears on the bestseller list without fail and maybe that's why, though I enjoyed Eye of the Needle, I ignored him for so long. I just assumed he was turning out the bloated crowd-pleasers that tend to define the output of bestselling authors. But my love for World War II espionage tales made me try...Jackdaws, the story of a group of female agents attempting to sabotage a Nazi communications exchange in occupied France, and I had a terrific time with its slick mixture of action and romance melodrama....If Hornet Flight and Jackdaws feel familiar (that's part of their pleasure), they're also good arguments that there are still plenty of good stories left in World War II."
"Review" by , "[Follett is] dead on-target this time....All of this may sound like cliched melodrama, but when Follett starts the clock and slips the narrative gearshift into synchromesh, one's literary misgivings are abandoned in the wake of the plot's forward thrust....[T]horoughly entertaining..."
"Review" by , "Bullets fly and blood flows while the fate of D-day hangs, obligatorily, in the balance. Ersatz characters, featureless prose, departures from formula nil. But to the Follett faithful that's probably good news."
"Review" by , "An exciting look at the dangerous world of courageous souls who confronted the Nazi monster in its lair, Follett's latest will not disappoint fans."
"Synopsis" by , Jackdaws is one of the most stirring, successful, and popular thrillers of Ken Follett's career — a patriotic adventure that has won the hearts of readers and critics alike. But perhaps People magazine said it best: "Returning to the World War II setting of his bestselling thrillers Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Follett once again strikes Nazi pay dirt."
"Synopsis" by , Set in the most dangerous days of World War II, Jackdaws is a breathtaking novel of suspense. Felicity "Flick" Clariet, is a senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive responsible for sabotage. Her target before D-Day is the largest telephone exchange in Europe. Something goes terribly wrong and her world is turned upside down. She has to accomplish the impossible — with a new, untrained, all women team code named the Jackdaws.
"Synopsis" by ,

"D day is approaching. They don't know where or when, but the Germans know it'll be soon, and for Felicity "Flick" Clairet, the stakes have never been higher. A senior agent in the ranks of the Special Operations Executive (SOE) responsible for sabotage, Flick has survived to become one of Britain's most effective operatives in northern France. She knows that the Germans' ability to thwart the Allied attack depends upon their lines of communication, and in the days before the invasion, no target is of greater strategic importance than the largest telephone exchange in Europe." But when Flick and her Resistance leader husband try a direct, head-on assault that goes horribly wrong, her world turns upside down. Her group destroyed, her husband missing, her superiors unsure of her, her own confidence badly shaken, she has one last chance at the target, but the challenge, once daunting, is now near-impossible. The new plan requires an all-woman team, none of them professionals, to be assembled and trained within days. Codenamed the Jackdaws, they will attempt to infiltrate the exchange under the noses of the Germans - but the Germans are waiting for them now and have plans of their own. There are secrets Flick does not know - secrets within the German ranks, secrets among her hastily-recruited team, secrets among those she trusts the most. And as the hours tick down to the point of no return, most daunting of all, there are secrets within herself.

"Synopsis" by ,
In his own bestselling tradition of Eye of the Needle and The Key to Rebecca, Ken Follett once again strikes Nazi pay dirt as a gang of all-female saboteurs go behind German lines.
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