The Hammer of Eden by Ken Follett

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The FBI doesn’t believe it. The Governor wants the problem to disappear. But agent Judy Maddox knows the threat is real: An extreme group of eco-terrorists has the means and the know-how to set off a massive earthquake of epic proportions. For California, time is running out.
Now Maddox is scrambling to hunt down a petty criminal turned cult leader turned homicidal mastermind. Because she knows that the dying has already begun. And things will only get worse when the earth violently shifts, bolts, and shakes down to its very core.
Praise for The Hammer of Eden
“Follett ratchets up the Richter scale of suspense.”—USA Today
“Peerless pacing and character development . . . The Hammer of Eden will nail readers to their seats.”—People (A Page-Turner of the Week)
“The thrills hit unnervingly close to home in Follett’s latest white-knuckler.”—San Francisco Chronicle
“Riveting . . . taut plotting, tense action, skillful writing, and myriad unexpected twists make this one utterly unputdownable.”—Booklist (starred review)

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About Ken Follett

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Ken Follett nació en Cardiff (Gales) y cuando tenía diez años su familia se mudó a Londres. Se licenció en filosofía en la Universidad de Londres y posteriormente se dedicó al periodismo. Durante sus años de reportero empezó a escribir obras de ficción. Sin embargo hasta 1978 no se convirtió en escritor de éxito, con la publicación de El ojo de la aguja. A partir de entonces, cada novela de Ken Follett se convierte en un éxito internacional. Actualmente vive en una vieja rectoría de Hertfordshire con su esposa Barbara.
Published January 1, 1998 by Crown. 564 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Religion & Spirituality, Crime. Fiction

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You use the vibrator to pound the earth at strategic places along a sensitive fault line—places that can be identified by any well-disposed seismologist, one such happening to be the cult member who is Granger’s lover.

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After 20 years of writing bestselling novels, Follett is enough of a pro to produce a reliable page-turner from a flimsy premise--as he does here. His working out of how a rural, socially radical Cali

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Follett devotes many pages to backstory, creating in Priest, once a smalltime hood and now the commune's leader, in Star, his hippie earth-woman, and in Melanie, a bitter young beauty who throws in with the commune, fully realized outcasts, crazed and desperate idealists whose actions are as beli...

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