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The Third Twin

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The study of twins and the genetics of aggression totally consumes research scientist Jeannie Ferrami. An accomplished and headstrong researcher, Jeannie has developed a sophisticated software program to identify identical twins reared apart. But Jeannie's breakthrough project is threatened by the appearance of a sudden impossibility--identical twins born weeks apart to different mothers at separate locations. When Jeannie's research assistant, Lisa, is raped, Steve Logan, a young law student who is one of Jeannie's research subjects, is identified in a police lineup as Lisa's attacker. Logan's genetic tests reveal no violent behavior patterns. Then Jeannie stumbles upon the beginnings of a stunning revelation. Logan is unaware of the existence of a criminal twin brother in jail. Jeannie is convinced of Steve's innocence, yet her judgment may be clouded by her growing emotional attachment to him. By now Jeannie's problems are mounting. Berrington Jones, Jeannie's arrogant and intimidating boss, is a world-renowned authority on biotechnical engineering. He and his partners are involved in devious but lucrative negotiations to sell Genetco, their biogenetic research company. Jeannie's research poses a major threat to their impending millions. Jones arranges to have Jeannie fired.Stunned and feeling helpless, Jeannie doesn't understand why this has happened to her. With Steve and his brother in jail, who is committing these sex crimes? While acting on a hunch that might solve the mystery surrounding Steve and his brother's birth, Jeannie is violently attacked by yet another twin who looks exactly like Steve. Determined to protect her research program and convinced her former boss hassomething important to hide, a terrified Jeannie has no other choice but to find out why Jones and his partners will stop at nothing to discredit her work.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 106.68 x 172.72 x 30.48mm | 226.8g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0449227421
  • 9780449227428
  • 86,538

About Ken Follett

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 Giants, Winter of the World, and Edge of Eternity. He lives in England with his wife, Barbara.show more

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Praise for Ken Follett and The Third Twin "Follett infuses the book with an irresistible energy." --People "A provocative, well-paced, and sensational biotech thriller." --Variety "[A] page-turner . . . Follett is one of the smoothest suspense writers around, and The Third Twin will only enhance his reputation." --Chicago Tribune "[Follett] is a master of the fast-paced plot." --The Washington Post "Follett keeps the tension high." --The Oregonian "His scenes whip along. And his ending is absolutely smashing." --The Virginian-Pilot "Follett really knows how to tell a story." --The Atlanta Journal & Constitutionshow more

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Through her research on twins and the genetic components of aggression, scientist Jeannie Ferrami makes a startling discovery. Using a restricted FBI database, she finds two young men who appear to be identical twins: Steve, a law student, and Dennis: a convicted murderer. Yet they were born on different days, to different mothers, in hospitals hundreds of miles apart. As Ferrami delves into their backgrounds, she unwittingly locks horns with some of the most powerful forces in America, including the university where she works, The New York Times, even the Pentagon. What secret has Ferrami uncovered? Can she trust her boss and mentor, or must she put her life in the hands of Steve Logan, the twin she finds herself falling in love with--even though he's surrounded by intrigue and suspicion? But one thing is certain: There are those who will stop at nothing to keep their chilling conspiracy in the shadows. . . .show more

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Praise for Ken Follett and The Third Twin "Follett infuses the book with an irresistible energy." - People "A provocative, well-paced, and sensational biotech thriller." - Variety "[A] page-turner . . . Follett is one of the smoothest suspense writers around, and The Third Twin will only enhance his reputation." - Chicago Tribune "[Follett] is a master of the fast-paced plot." - The Washington Post "Follett keeps the tension high." - The Oregonian "His scenes whip along. And his ending is absolutely smashing." - The Virginian-Pilot "Follett really knows how to tell a story." - The Atlanta Journal & Constitutionshow more

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17,174 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
5 20% (3,391)
4 36% (6,258)
3 33% (5,651)
2 9% (1,538)
1 2% (336)
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